Gid·​e·​on ˈgi-dē-ən How to pronounce Gideon (audio)
: an early Hebrew hero noted for his defeat of the Midianites
: a member of an interdenominational organization whose activities include the placing of Bibles in hotel rooms

Word History


Hebrew Gidhʽōn

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Gideon was in 1535

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“Gideon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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