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1. the third and favorite son of David, who rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of peace.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.