gadarene
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: from the demon-possessed Gadarene swine in Matthew 8:28 that rushed into the sea Date: 1922 headlong, precipitate <
a gadarene rush to the cities
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  • Gadarene — [gad′ə rēn΄] adj. 〚after the Gadarene swine (Luke 8:26 39) that ran into the sea after demons possessed them〛 moving rapidly and without control; headlong * * * See Gadara. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gadarene — [gad′ə rēn΄] adj. [after the Gadarene swine (Luke 8:26 39) that ran into the sea after demons possessed them] moving rapidly and without control; headlong …   English World dictionary

  • Gadarene — adjective or noun see Gadara …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gadarene — adj. headlong, fast and without thinking; precipitate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gadarene — [ gadəri:n] adjective involving or engaged in a headlong or disastrous rush. Origin C19: from New Testament Gk Gadarēnos inhabitant of Gadara , with ref. to the story of the pigs that rushed down a steep hill into the sea (see Matt. 8:28–32) …   English new terms dictionary

  • gadarene — gad·a·rene …   English syllables

  • gadarene — adj. involving or engaged in headlong or suicidal rush or flight. Etymology: LL Gadarenus f. Gk Gadarenos of Gadara in anc. Palestine, with ref. to Matthew 8:28 32 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gadara — geographical name town of ancient Palestine SE of Sea of Galilee • Gadarene adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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