Jonah - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒoʊnə|
Brit.  |ˈdʒəʊnə|

noun

- (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land (syn: jonah)
- a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him (syn: jinx, jonah)
- a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale (syn: jonah)

Examples

Jonah and his youngest son were, on the surface at least, reconciled.

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