Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

heder

noun he·der \ˈḵā-dər, ˈḵe-\

Definition of heder

  1. :  an elementary Jewish school in which children are taught to read the Torah and other books in Hebrew



Variants of heder

also cheder play \ˈḵā-dər, ˈḵe-\

Origin of heder

Yiddish kheyder, from Hebrew ḥedher room


First Known Use: 1882


Learn More about heder

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "heder"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up heder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin oily angry prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ