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

 Ha·gar /ˈheˌgɑr, gɚ/

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    flight, or, according to others, stranger, an Egyptian, Sarah's
    handmaid (Gen. 16:1; 21:9, 10), whom she gave to Abraham (q.v.)
    as a secondary wife (16:2). When she was about to become a
    mother she fled from the cruelty of her mistress, intending
    apparently to return to her relatives in Egypt, through the
    desert of Shur, which lay between. Wearied and worn she had
    reached the place she distinguished by the name of
    Beer-lahai-roi ("the well of the visible God"), where the angel
    of the Lord appeared to her. In obedience to the heavenly
    visitor she returned to the tent of Abraham, where her son
    Ishmael was born, and where she remained (16) till after the
    birth of Isaac, the space of fourteen years. Sarah after this
    began to vent her dissatisfaction both on Hagar and her child.
    Ishmael's conduct was insulting to Sarah, and she insisted that
    he and his mother should be dismissed. This was accordingly
    done, although with reluctance on the part of Abraham (Gen.
    21:14). They wandered out into the wilderness, where Ishmael,
    exhausted with his journey and faint from thirst, seemed about
    to die. Hagar "lifted up her voice and wept," and the angel of
    the Lord, as before, appeared unto her, and she was comforted
    and delivered out of her distresses (Gen. 21:18, 19).
      Ishmael afterwards established himself in the wilderness of
    Paran, where he married an Egyptian (Gen. 21:20,21).
      "Hagar" allegorically represents the Jewish church (Gal.
    4:24), in bondage to the ceremonial law; while "Sarah"
    represents the Christian church, which is free.

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

 Hagar, a stranger; one that fears