Prostitute vs Rahab - What's the difference?
As a noun prostitute
is a person who performs sexual activity for payment, especially a woman.
As a verb prostitute
is (usually reflexively) to perform sexual activity for money.
As a proper noun rahab is
a prostitute of jericho who, in the torah, helped israelite spies.
A person who performs sexual activity for payment, especially a woman
A person who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people.
A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.
- I currently work as a prostitute in order to pay off my university debts .
* The noun is gender-neutral.
* (person who performs sexual activity for payment) See also
* (person perceived as engaging in sexual activity) See also ,
* (person who does an activity for money) sell out
(usually reflexively) To perform sexual activity for money
To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.
* Bible, Leviticus xix. 29
(derogatory) To use one's talents in return for money or fame
(figuratively) To exploit for base purposes; to whore.
- Do not prostitute thy daughter.
- Yet again a commercial firm had prostituted a traditional song by setting an advertising jingle to its tune.
(en proper noun
A prostitute of Jericho who, in the Torah, helped Israelite spies.
* 1997 , Gravelight , ISBN 0312865031, page 173:
- And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
- Wycherly reflected that any woman raised by a clergyman who named her daughter Rahab was probably making something in the nature of a personal statement.