Definition of Judas

1. Noun. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless.

Exact synonyms: Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Thaddaeus
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Apostle, Saint



2. Noun. (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver.
Exact synonyms: Judas Iscariot
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Apostle

3. Noun. Someone who betrays under the guise of friendship.

4. Noun. A one-way peephole in a door.
Generic synonyms: Eyehole, Peephole, Spyhole

Definition of Judas

1. n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.

Definition of Judas

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) One of the twelve original Apostles of Jesus, known for his role in Jesus' betrayal into the hands of Roman authorities. Also called Judas Iscariot. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Hebrew male given name). ¹

3. Noun. A traitor, a person not to be trusted. ¹

4. Noun. A small hole in a door through which a person can look without being seen from the other side; used especially in prisons; a judas-hole ¹

5. Noun. (alternative form of Judas) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Judas

1. a peephole [n -ES] - See also: peephole

Medical Definition of Judas

1. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. Treacherous; betraying. Judas hole, a peephole or secret opening for spying. Judas kiss, a deceitful and treacherous kiss. Judas tree, a leguminous tree of the genus Cercis, with pretty, rose-coloured flowers in clusters along the branches. Judas is said to have hanged himself on a tree of this genus (C. Siliquastrum). C. Canadensis and C. Occidentalis are the American species, and are Synonym: redbud. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Judas

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Gamaliel reports the destruction of judas and of his following, of which Josephus says nothing. The latter connects the outbreak with the fermenting ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The treachery of judas has given rise to a long series of psychological studies ... The common judas' Tree (C. Siliquastrum) is a native of the south of ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Some scholars assume that, according to John vii, 7, judas and the other brethren ... judas, or JUDE, one of the 12 apostles. He appears in the apostolic ..."

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