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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ec·cle·si·as·tes /ɪˌkliziˈæs(ˌ)tiz, ɛˌkli-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ec·cle·si·as·tes n.  One of the canonical books of the Old Testament.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the
          vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to
          Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC [syn: Book
          of Ecclesiastes]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the Greek rendering of the Hebrew _Koheleth_, which means
    "Preacher." The old and traditional view of the authorship of
    this book attributes it to Solomon. This view can be
    satisfactorily maintained, though others date it from the
    Captivity. The writer represents himself implicitly as Solomon
    (1:12). It has been appropriately styled The Confession of King
    Solomon. "The writer is a man who has sinned in giving way to
    selfishness and sensuality, who has paid the penalty of that sin
    in satiety and weariness of life, but who has through all this
    been under the discipline of a divine education, and has learned
    from it the lesson which God meant to teach him." "The writer
    concludes by pointing out that the secret of a true life is that
    a man should consecrate the vigour of his youth to God." The
    key-note of the book is sounded in ch. 1:2,
      "Vanity of vanities! saith the Preacher,
      Vanity of vanities! all is vanity!"
    i.e., all man's efforts to find happiness apart from God are
    without result.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Ecclesiastes, a preacher