Associations to the word «Lazarus»


LAZARUS, proper noun. (bible) A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, who according to the New Testament Gospel of John was brought back to life by Jesus after being entombed for four days.
LAZARUS, proper noun. (bible) A beggar mentioned in a parable told by Jesus Christ as related in the New Testament Gospel of Luke.
LAZARUS, proper noun. (rare) A male given name.
LAZARUS, noun. A person who was dead and has been resurrected; a dead person who could potentially be resurrected; perhaps used metaphorically or hypothetically.
LAZARUS, noun. A poor person, a beggar.
LAZARUS, verb. (AAVE) To rescue a dying person.
LAZARUS, verb. (AAVE) To raise from the dead.
LAZARUS SYNDROME, noun. The spontaneous return of circulation after failed attempts at resuscitation.
LAZARUS TAXA, noun. Plural of Lazarus taxon
LAZARUS TAXON, noun. (paleontology) A taxon that disappears from the fossil record, suggesting extinction, only to reappear later.

Dictionary definition

LAZARUS, noun. The person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death.
LAZARUS, noun. The diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar.

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