Definitions for BENbɛn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)the inner room of a cottage.
Origin of ben:
1400–50; late ME (Scots); cf. ME binne, OE binnan (c. OFris binna, MD, G binnen) =bi-be - +innan within
a mountain or tall hill
"they were climbing the ben"
A diminutive of the male given name Benjamin or, less often, of Benedict.
Origin: بن and בן.
alt. of Ben nut
within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment
the inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment
an old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be
a hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis)
"Ben" is a song written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf for the 1972 film of the same name. It was performed in the film by Lee Montgomery and by Michael Jackson over the closing credits. Jackson's single, recorded for the Motown label in 1972, spent one week at the top of the U.S. pop chart. It also reached number-one on the Australian pop chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot. The song also later reached a peak of number seven on the British pop chart. "Ben" won a Golden Globe for Best Song. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1973, losing to "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure; Jackson performed the song in front of a live audience at the ceremony. The song was Jackson's first #1 solo hit.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'BEN' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3325
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'BEN' among Written Corpus Frequency: #1969
Translations for BEN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of the limbs by which animals and man walk
The horse injured a front leg; She stood on one leg.
- pernaPortuguese (BR)
- das BeinGerman
- jalg, säärEstonian
- ساق پاFarsi
- patte, jambeFrench
- zampa; gambaItalian
- (사람, 동물의) 다리Korean
- been, pootDutch
- ساق پاPersian
- د پښه ساقPashto
- 腿Chinese (Trad.)
- 腿Chinese (Simp.)
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