Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. Her·od
    IPA[ˈherəd]
    • 1. the name of four rulers of ancient Palestine.

    • 2. Herod the Great (c. 74–4 bc), ruled 37–4 bc. According to the New Testament, Jesus was born during his reign, and he ordered the massacre of the innocents (Matt. 2:16).

    • 3. Herod Antipas (22 bc–c. ad40), son of Herod the Great, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea 4 bc–ad 40. He married Herodias and was responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. According to the New Testament (Luke 23:7), Pilate sent Jesus to be questioned by him before the Crucifixion.

    • 4. Herod Agrippa I (10 bc–ad 44), grandson of Herod the Great; king of Judaea ad 41–44. He imprisoned St. Peter and put St. James the Great to death.

    • 5. Herod Agrippa II (ad 27–c. 93), son of Herod Agrippa I; king of various territories in northern Palestine 50–c. 93. He presided over the trial of St. Paul (Acts 25:13 ff.).

    • (1874–1955), US baseball player and coach; full name John Peter Wagner; known as the Flying Dutchman. Joining the National League in 1897 and playing shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates 1900–1917, he was noted for his hitting and base stealing. Baseball Hall of Fame (1936).
    • (1904–84), US swimmer and actor; full name John Peter Weissmuller. He won three Olympic gold medals in 1924 and two in 1928. He starred in the Tarzan movies in the 1930s and 1940s.
    • the name of four rulers of ancient Palestine.

      Herod the Great (c. 74–4 bc), ruled 37–4 bc. According to the New Testament, Jesus was born during his reign, and he ordered the massacre of the innocents (Matt. 2:16).

    • (1935–2002), English actor, comedian, and musician; full name Dudley Stuart John Moore. He appeared with Peter Cook in the television shows Beyond the Fringe (1959–64) and Not Only … But Also (1964–70). His films include Arthur (1981).
    • (born 1949), Welsh rugby union player; full name John Peter Rhys Williams. One of the leading full backs of the 1970s, Williams played for his country and for the British Lions.
    • (1904–84), American swimmer and actor; full name John Peter Weissmuller. He won three Olympic gold medals in 1924 and two in 1928. In the 1930s and 1940s he was the star of the Tarzan films.
  1. 7 results