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

 Jon·a·than /ˈʤɑnəθən/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    whom Jehovah gave, the name of fifteen or more persons that are
    mentioned in Scripture. The chief of these are, (1.) A Levite
    descended from Gershom (Judg. 18:30). His history is recorded in
    17:7-13 and 18:30. The Rabbins changed this name into Manasseh
    "to screen the memory of the great lawgiver from the stain of
    having so unworthy an apostate among his near descendants." He
    became priest of the idol image at Dan, and this office
    continued in his family till the Captivity.
      (2.) The eldest son of king Saul, and the bosom friend of
    David. He is first mentioned when he was about thirty years of
    age, some time after his father's accession to the throne (1
    Sam. 13:2). Like his father, he was a man of great strength and
    activity (2 Sam. 1:23), and excelled in archery and slinging (1
    Chr. 12:2;2 Sam. 1:22). The affection that evidently subsisted
    between him and his father was interrupted by the growth of
    Saul's insanity. At length, "in fierce anger," he left his
    father's presence and cast in his lot with the cause of David (1
    Sam. 20:34). After an eventful career, interwoven to a great
    extent with that of David, he fell, along with his father and
    his two brothers, on the fatal field of Gilboa (1 Sam. 31:2, 8).
    He was first buried at Jabesh-gilead, but his remains were
    afterwards removed with those of his father to Zelah, in
    Benjamin (2 Sam. 21:12-14). His death was the occasion of
    David's famous elegy of "the Song of the Bow" (2 Sam. 1:17-27).
    He left one son five years old, Merib-baal, or Mephibosheth (2
    Sam. 4:4; comp. 1 Chr. 8:34).
      (3.) Son of the high priest Abiathar, and one who adhered to
    David at the time of Absalom's rebellion (2 Sam. 15:27, 36). He
    is the last descendant of Eli of whom there is any record.
      (4.) Son of Shammah, and David's nephew, and also one of his
    chief warriors (2 Sam. 21:21). He slew a giant in Gath.

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

 Jonathan, given of God