[syn: Luke, Gospel of Luke, Gospel According to Luke]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Luke \Luke\ (l[=u]k), a. [Prob. fr. lew, perh. influenced by AS.
wl[ae]c warm, lukewarm, remiss. Cf. Lew.]
Moderately warm; not hot; tepid; lukewarm. -- Luke"ness, n.
Nine penn'orth o'brandy and water luke. --Dickens.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St.
Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the
third Gospel [syn: Luke, Saint Luke, St. Luke]
2: one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains
details of Jesus's birth and early life [syn: Luke, Gospel
of Luke, Gospel According to Luke]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
the evangelist, was a Gentile. The date and circumstances of his
conversion are unknown. According to his own statement (Luke
1:2), he was not an "eye-witness and minister of the word from
the beginning." It is probable that he was a physician in Troas,
and was there converted by Paul, to whom he attached himself. He
accompanied him to Philippi, but did not there share his
imprisonment, nor did he accompany him further after his release
in his missionary journey at this time (Acts 17:1). On Paul's
third visit to Philippi (20:5, 6) we again meet with Luke, who
probably had spent all the intervening time in that city, a
period of seven or eight years. From this time Luke was Paul's
constant companion during his journey to Jerusalem (20:6-21:18).
He again disappears from view during Paul's imprisonment at
Jerusalem and Caesarea, and only reappears when Paul sets out
for Rome (27:1), whither he accompanies him (28:2, 12-16), and
where he remains with him till the close of his first
imprisonment (Philemon 1:24; Col. 4:14). The last notice of the
"beloved physician" is in 2 Tim. 4:11.
There are many passages in Paul's epistles, as well as in the
writings of Luke, which show the extent and accuracy of his
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Luke, luminous; white
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Luke, MD -- U.S. town in Maryland
Population (2000): 80
Housing Units (2000): 58
Land area (2000): 0.276943 sq. miles (0.717278 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.276943 sq. miles (0.717278 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48775
Located within: Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
Location: 39.475619 N, 79.057915 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 21540
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.