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esther meaning and definition

ESTHER noun

Definition of Esther (noun)

  1. (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)
  2. an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
Source: Princeton University Wordnet