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

 Jew /ˈʤu/
 猶太人,守財奴,猶太教信徒(a.)猶太人的,屬於猶太人的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jew n.
 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
 Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.
 Jew's mallow Bot., an annual herb (Corchorus olitorius) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber.
 Jew's pitch, asphaltum; bitumen.
 The Wandering Jew, an imaginary personage, who, for his cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.
 Wandering Jew, any of several house plants of the genera Zebrina and Tradescantia having white-striped leaves, especially the creeping plants Zebrina pendula and Tradescantia fluminensis.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Jew
      n : a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent
          from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural
          or religious ties [syn: Hebrew, Israelite]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Jew
    the name derived from the patriarch Judah, at first given to one
    belonging to the tribe of Judah or to the separate kingdom of
    Judah (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 32:12; 38:19; 40:11; 41:3), in
    contradistinction from those belonging to the kingdom of the ten
    tribes, who were called Israelites.
      During the Captivity, and after the Restoration, the name,
    however, was extended to all the Hebrew nation without
    distinction (Esther 3:6, 10; Dan. 3:8, 12; Ezra 4:12; 5:1, 5).
      Originally this people were called Hebrews (Gen. 39:14; 40:15;
    Ex. 2:7; 3:18; 5:3; 1 Sam. 4:6, 9, etc.), but after the Exile
    this name fell into disuse. But Paul was styled a Hebrew (2 Cor.
    11:22; Phil. 3:5).
      The history of the Jewish nation is interwoven with the
    history of Palestine and with the narratives of the lives of
    their rulers and chief men. They are now [1897] dispersed over
    all lands, and to this day remain a separate people, "without a
    king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without
    an image [R.V. 'pillar,' marg. 'obelisk'], and without an ephod,
    and without teraphim" (Hos. 3:4). Till about the beginning of
    the present century [1800] they were everywhere greatly
    oppressed, and often cruelly persecuted; but now their condition
    is greatly improved, and they are admitted in most European
    countries to all the rights of free citizens. In 1860 the
    "Jewish disabilities" were removed, and they were admitted to a
    seat in the British Parliament. Their number in all is estimated
    at about six millions, about four millions being in Europe.
      There are three names used in the New Testament to designate
    this people, (1.) Jews, as regards their nationality, to
    distinguish them from Gentiles. (2.) Hebrews, with regard to
    their language and education, to distinguish them from
    Hellenists, i.e., Jews who spoke the Greek language. (3.)
    Israelites, as respects their sacred privileges as the chosen
    people of God. "To other races we owe the splendid inheritance
    of modern civilization and secular culture; but the religious
    education of mankind has been the gift of the Jew alone."

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

 Jew, same as Judah