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

 Mo·ab·ite /ˈmoəˌbaɪt/
 默阿布人,默阿布語(a.)默阿布人的,默阿布語的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mo·ab·ite n. One of the posterity of Moab, the son of Lot. (--Gen. xix. 37.)  Also used adjectively.
 

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Moabite
    the designation of a tribe descended from Moab, the son of Lot
    (Gen. 19:37). From Zoar, the cradle of this tribe, on the
    south-eastern border of the Dead Sea, they gradually spread over
    the region on the east of Jordan. Rameses II., the Pharaoh of
    the Oppression, enumerates Moab (Muab) among his conquests.
    Shortly before the Exodus, the warlike Amorites crossed the
    Jordan under Sihon their king and drove the Moabites (Num.
    21:26-30) out of the region between the Arnon and the Jabbok,
    and occupied it, making Heshbon their capital. They were then
    confined to the territory to the south of the Arnon.
      On their journey the Israelites did not pass through Moab, but
    through the "wilderness" to the east (Deut. 2:8; Judg. 11:18),
    at length reaching the country to the north of the Arnon. Here
    they remained for some time till they had conquered Bashan (see
    SIHON; OG). The Moabites were alarmed, and
    their king, Balak, sought aid from the Midianites (Num. 22:2-4).
    It was while they were here that the visit of Balaam (q.v.) to
    Balak took place. (See MOSES.)
      After the Conquest, the Moabites maintained hostile relations
    with the Israelites, and frequently harassed them in war (Judg.
    3:12-30; 1 Sam. 14). The story of Ruth, however, shows the
    existence of friendly relations between Moab and Bethlehem. By
    his descent from Ruth, David may be said to have had Moabite
    blood in his veins. Yet there was war between David and the
    Moabites (2 Sam. 8:2; 23:20; 1 Chr. 18:2), from whom he took
    great spoil (2 Sam. 8:2, 11, 12; 1 Chr. 11:22; 18:11).
      During the one hundred and fifty years which followed the
    defeat of the Moabites, after the death of Ahab (see MESHA
    T0002505), they regained, apparently, much of their former
    prosperty. At this time Isaiah (15:1) delivered his "burden of
    Moab," predicting the coming of judgment on that land (comp. 2
    Kings 17:3; 18:9; 1 Chr. 5:25, 26). Between the time of Isaiah
    and the commencement of the Babylonian captivity we have very
    seldom any reference to Moab (Jer. 25:21; 27:3; 40:11; Zeph.
    2:8-10).
      After the Return, it was Sanballat, a Moabite, who took chief
    part in seeking to prevent the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh.
    2:19; 4:1; 6:1).