Judas: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( j'dus), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe disciple who betrayed Jesus. Mark 3:19.
  2. a person treacherous enough to betray a friend; traitor.
  3. Also calledorone of the 12 apostles (not Judas Iscariot). Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13; John 14:22.
  4. a brother of James (and possibly of Jesus). Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3.
  5. (usually l.c.) Also calleda peephole, as in an entrance door or the door of a prison cell.
  1. (of an animal) used as a decoy to lead other animals to slaughter: A Judas goat led sheep into the abattoir.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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