Definitions of Esther
  1. noun
    (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
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    a woman who is a Jew
    the wife or widow of a king
  2. noun
    an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
    synonyms: Book of Esther
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    a major division of a long written composition
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