Hezekiah

noun
Hez·​e·​ki·​ah | \ ˌhe-zə-ˈkī-ə How to pronounce Hezekiah (audio) \

Definition of Hezekiah

: a king of Judah under whom the kingdom underwent a ruinous Assyrian invasion at the end of the eighth century b.c.

First Known Use of Hezekiah

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hezekiah

Hebrew Ḥizqīyāh

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Hezekiah

Time Traveler for Hezekiah

Time Traveler

The first known use of Hezekiah was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for Hezekiah

Cite this Entry

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

Comments on Hezekiah

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!