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

 Ju·das /ˈʤudəs/
 猶太;叛徒;窺孔;出賣朋友者

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ju·das n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. -- a. Treacherous; betraying.
 Judas hole, a peephole or secret opening for spying.
 Judas kiss, (a) a deceitful and treacherous kiss. (b) an act appearing to be an act of friendship, which is in fact harmful to the recipient.
 Judas tree Bot., a leguminous tree of the genus Cercis, with pretty, rose-colored flowers in clusters along the branches.  Judas is said to have hanged himself on a tree of this genus (Cercis Siliquastrum).  Cercis Canadensis and Cercis occidentalis are the American species, and are called also redbud.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Judas
      n 1: (New Testament) supposed brother of St James; one of the
           Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems
           hopeless [syn: Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Thaddaeus]
      2: (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his
         enemies for 30 pieces of silver [syn: Judas Iscariot]
      3: someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
      4: a one-way peephole in a door

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Judas
    the Graecized form of Judah. (1.) The patriarch (Matt. 1:2, 3).
      (2.) Son of Simon (John 6:71; 13:2, 26), surnamed Iscariot,
    i.e., a man of Kerioth (Josh. 15:25). His name is uniformly the
    last in the list of the apostles, as given in the synoptic
    (i.e., the first three) Gospels. The evil of his nature probably
    gradually unfolded itself till "Satan entered into him" (John
    13:27), and he betrayed our Lord (18:3). Afterwards he owned his
    sin with "an exceeding bitter cry," and cast the money he had
    received as the wages of his iniquity down on the floor of the
    sanctuary, and "departed and went and hanged himself" (Matt.
    27:5). He perished in his guilt, and "went unto his own place"
    (Acts 1:25). The statement in Acts 1:18 that he "fell headlong
    and burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out,"
    is in no way contrary to that in Matt. 27:5. The sucide first
    hanged himself, perhaps over the valley of Hinnom, "and the rope
    giving way, or the branch to which he hung breaking, he fell
    down headlong on his face, and was crushed and mangled on the
    rocky pavement below."
      Why such a man was chosen to be an apostle we know not, but it
    is written that "Jesus knew from the beginning who should betray
    him" (John 6:64). Nor can any answer be satisfactorily given to
    the question as to the motives that led Judas to betray his
    Master. "Of the motives that have been assigned we need not care
    to fix on any one as that which simply led him on. Crime is, for
    the most part, the result of a hundred motives rushing with
    bewildering fury through the mind of the criminal."
      (3.) A Jew of Damascus (Acts 9:11), to whose house Ananias was
    sent. The street called "Straight" in which it was situated is
    identified with the modern "street of bazaars," where is still
    pointed out the so-called "house of Judas."
      (4.) A Christian teacher, surnamed Barsabas. He was sent from
    Jerusalem to Antioch along with Paul and Barnabas with the
    decision of the council (Acts 15:22, 27, 32). He was a "prophet"
    and a "chief man among the brethren."

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

 Judas, Jude, same as Judah