Noah
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈnəʊə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈnoʊə/
Proper noun
  1. (religion) A figure in Abrahamic religions, believed to have built an ark to save his family and members of each species of animal from the Great Flood.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 7:7 ↗:
      And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1984 Erica Jong, Parachutes & Kisses, ISBN 0451138775, page 354:
      Easy to account for those trends - but what of post-Vietnam America and its generation of little Noahs? Were we expecting a flood momentarily?
  3. (rare) A female given name.
  4. Surname
  5. The 71st sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
Translations
  • French: Noé
  • German: Noah, Noach
  • Italian: Noè
  • Portuguese: Noé
  • Russian: Ной
  • Spanish: Noé
Translations
  • French: Noé
  • German: Noah
  • Italian: Noè
  • Portuguese: Noé
  • Russian: Ной
  • Spanish: Noé
Noun

Noah (plural Noahs)

  1. (Australian, rhyming slang) Clipping of Noah's ark#English|Noah's ark; shark.
    • 1998, Phillip Gwynne, Deadly Unna?, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=99bWKs6K-DMC&pg=PT69&dq=%22noahs%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w3LAT6SkB-K5iQeYprS-Cg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22noahs%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      I pulled the line in. There was a head on the end. That′s all – just the fish′s head, the body had been bitten off.
      Then Team-man pulled in a head. So did the old man.
      Noahs. That′s the end of that,’ said the old man. ‘Looks like we′re going anyway.’
    • 2003, Kurt Blanksby, Fishing Guide to Western Australia, Revised and updated 2010, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=kiquUaK9qQ8C&pg=PA38&dq=%22noahs%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w3LAT6SkB-K5iQeYprS-Cg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22noahs%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 38],
      Balloon fishing from the rock when the winds are correct can be a very productive way to target big mackerel and tuna, however the large number of sharks means that you will spend plenty of time battling unstoppable noahs between decent macks.
    • 2006, Andrew Whitehead, Solomon Quest, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=pVokobv_86AC&pg=PA91&dq=%22noahs%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w3LAT6SkB-K5iQeYprS-Cg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22noahs%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 91],
      It looks like Jim and Rene are going ahead of us to chase away any big Noahs that might be lurking around.” Scott grinned to show that it was a joke and Jim waved to the group in acknowledgement.
      “What do you mean ‘Noahs’?” asked a hefty millionaire from Minneapolis.
      “Noah′s Arks,” one of the Australians answered for Scott. “Sharks.”



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