Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ishmael

2 senses of ishmael

Sense 1
Ishmael -- ((Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes)
       INSTANCE OF=> patriarch -- (any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race)

Sense 2
outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmael -- (a person who is rejected (from society or home))
       => unfortunate, unfortunate person -- (a person who suffers misfortune)

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