Pronunciation: (ez'ru), [key]
1. a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century b.c., who with Nehemiah led the revival of Judaism in Palestine.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Ezr.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “help.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.