Pronunciation: ( jer"u-mī'u), [key]
1. a Major Prophet of the 6th and 7th centuries b.c.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Jer.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is high.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.