Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

Zebedee

[zeb-i-dee] /ˈzɛb ɪˌdi/
noun
1.
the father of the apostles James and John. Matt. 4:21.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Zebedee
Historical Examples
  • Nevertheless, when Zebedee arrived on the moor, her brightness faded.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • But I rather prefer, myself, the Boanerges, the two sons of Zebedee.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • If you had not come for me, I would have been in Richmond by this time and poor old Zebedee disgraced for life.

  • It'll do him good, and I want Zebedee to have a chance of lecturing you.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • John and Rupert and Zebedee and Daniel, all these—no one has spoken roughly to us.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • When that was done, she would have gone into the house, but Zebedee kept her back.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • Her mental confusion cleared itself and, concentrating her powers on him, she tried not to think of Zebedee.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • Perhaps they came from that chapel where Zebedee had spent his unhappy hours.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • I hugged the road and kept it, while Zebedee hurled defiance at our pursuers.

  • He dropped in on Zebedee Mayo, owner of the big house on the slope of the hill.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Zebedee

Zebedee

/ˈzɛbɪˌdiː/
noun
1.
(New Testament) the father of the apostles James and John (Matthew 4:21)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Zebedee in the Bible

a Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (q.v.), and the father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples (Matt. 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). He seems to have been a man of some position in Capernaum, for he had two boats (Luke 5:4) and "hired servants" (Mark 1:20) of his own. No mention is made of him after the call of his two sons by Jesus.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Zebedee

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Zebedee

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for zebedee