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Nathans

[ney-thuh nz] /ˈneɪ θənz/
noun
1.
Daniel, 1928–1999, U.S. biologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1978.

Nathan

[ney-thuh n] /ˈneɪ θən/
noun
1.
a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
2.
George Jean, 1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
3.
Robert, 1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”.
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  • One of Mr. Nathans sons was suspected, but his innocence was clearly proved.

  • No indeed,—there are a thousand Nathans all equally accomplished.

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  • Now, Nathans fears were as great as Isaacs; but he made one more effort at asserting himself, and began by telling a lie.

  • Suddenly one of the ostriches made a vicious peck at Mr. Nathans.

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  • Mr. Nathans ever afterwards admired ostriches from a distance.

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  • Now was come the moment when Nathans services were required.

  • Farmer Nathans barn had gone, and his flat meadows were like a whirling sea, strewn with floating rails and driftwood.

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British Dictionary definitions for Nathans

Nathan

/ˈneɪθən/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
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Word Origin and History for Nathans

Nathan

masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."

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Nathans in Medicine

Nathans Na·thans (nā'thənz), Daniel. Born 1928.

American microbiologist. He shared a 1978 Nobel Prize for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to molecular genetics.

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Nathans in Science
Nathans
  (nā'thənz)   
American microbiologist who pioneered the use of restriction enzymes—enzymes that break DNA molecules down into manageable fragments—to create the first genetic map on which the location of specific genes on the DNA could be identified. For this work, which revolutionized genetic engineering, Nathans shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Werner Arber and Hamilton Smith.
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Nathans in the Bible

given. (1.) A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2 Chr. 9:29). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements David made for the building of the temple (2 Sam. 7:2, 3, 17), and next appears as the reprover of David on account of his sin with Bathsheba (12:1-14). He was charged with the education of Solomon (12:25), at whose inauguration to the throne he took a prominent part (1 Kings 1:8, 10, 11, 22-45). His two sons, Zabad (1 Chr. 2:36) and Azariah (1 Kings 4:5) occupied places of honour at the king's court. He last appears in assisting David in reorganizing the public worship (2 Chr. 29:25). He seems to have written a life of David, and also a life of Solomon (1 Chr. 29:29; 2 Chr. 9:29). (2.) A son of David, by Bathsheba (2 Sam. 5:14), whose name appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our Lord (Luke 3:31). (3.) Ezra 8:16.

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