Gideon

noun
Gid·​e·​on | \ ˈgi-dē-ən How to pronounce Gideon (audio) \

Definition of Gideon

1 : an early Hebrew hero noted for his defeat of the Midianites
2 : a member of an interdenominational organization whose activities include the placing of Bibles in hotel rooms

First Known Use of Gideon

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gideon

Hebrew Gidhʽōn

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“Gideon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gideon. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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