Elijah

noun
Eli·​jah | \ i-ˈlī-jə How to pronounce Elijah (audio) \

Definition of Elijah

: a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century b.c. who according to the account in I Kings championed the worship of Jehovah as against Baal

First Known Use of Elijah

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Elijah

Hebrew Ēlīyāh

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Elijah

Statistics for Elijah

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Elijah

The first known use of Elijah was in 1587

See more words from the same year

Comments on Elijah

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

WORD OF THE DAY

highly pertinent or appropriate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
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
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!