- ['ɪʃməˌlʌɪt]noun a descendant of Ishmael, a son of Abraham and Hagar (Gen. 16:12), and in Islamic belief the traditional ancestor of Muhammad and of the Arab peoples.
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Ishmaelite — may refer to:* a descendant of Ishmael in the Bible, later identified with Arabs. * an Ismaili, a follower of a branch of Shia Islam. * the Sparta Ishmaelite , a newspaper in Sparta, GA … Wikipedia
Ishmaelite — Ish ma*el*ite, n. 1. A descendant of Ishmael (the son of Abraham and Hagar), of whom it was said, His hand will be against every man, and every man s hand against him. Gen. xvi. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. One at enmity with society; a wanderer; a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Ishmaelite — [ish′mā΄əlīt΄] n. 1. a descendant of Ishmael, the traditional progenitor of Arab peoples 2. an outcast Ishmaelitish adj … English World dictionary
Ishmaelite — noun Date: 14th century 1. a descendant of Ishmael 2. Ishmael 2 • Ishmaelitish adjective • Ishmaelitism noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Ishmaelite — Ishmaelitish, adj. /ish mee euh luyt , may euh , meuh /, n. 1. a descendant of Ishmael, the traditional ancestor of the Arab peoples. 2. a wanderer or outcast. [1570 80; ISHMAEL + ITE1] * * * … Universalium
Ishmaelite — noun a) any descendant of Ishmael b) an outcast … Wiktionary
Ishmaelite — n. descendant of Ishmael (first son of Abraham (considered to be the father of the Arab peoples); outcast, ostracized person; one who has been rejected (Literary use) … English contemporary dictionary
ishmaelite — ish·ma·el·ite … English syllables
Ishmaelite — Ish•ma•el•ite [[t]ˈɪʃ mi əˌlaɪt, meɪ ə , mə [/t]] n. 1) bib a member of a Biblical people descended from Ishmael, who is regarded in Muslim tradition as the progenitor of the Arabs 2) bib Ishmael 2) • Etymology: 1570–80 … From formal English to slang
Ishmaelite — /ˈɪʃməlaɪt/ (say ishmuhluyt) noun 1. a descendant of Ishmael (from whom Arab people claim descent). 2. Also, Ishmael. a wanderer; an outcast … Australian English dictionary