Definitions of Ishmael

n (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes

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any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race

n a person who is rejected (from society or home)

castaway, outcast, pariah
heretic, misbeliever, religious outcast
a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
a pariah who is avoided by others
Harijan, untouchable
belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
Type of:
unfortunate, unfortunate person
a person who suffers misfortune

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