Definition of Martha in English:


proper noun

  • 1(in the New Testament) the sister of Lazarus and Mary and friend of Jesus (Luke 10:40).

    1. 1.1as noun a Martha A woman who keeps herself very busy with domestic affairs.
      • ‘She sometimes talks with the Marthas in the house.’
      • ‘Being "a real Martha" implies that she has no time for what really matters because she is so busy fussing over frivolities.’
      • ‘All kinds of people were invited, geeks, preps, cheerleaders, dancers, jocks, the drama club, and the Marthas.’
      • ‘But that's just details - and, as has long been a source of frustration with the Marthas of this world, we're never much interested in the details.’