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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benzoin, gum benzoin, benjamin, gum benjamin, asa dulcisnoun

    gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation

  2. Benjaminnoun

    (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel

Wiktionary

  1. Benjaminnoun

    of biblical origin.

    Etymology: From the Βενιαμίν, from Old Testament בּנימין.

  2. Benjaminnoun

    The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel.

    Etymology: From the Βενιαμίν, from Old Testament בּנימין.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benjaminnoun

    see Benzoin

  2. Benjaminnoun

    a kind of upper coat for men

Freebase

  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin was the last-born of Jacob's twelve sons, and the second and last son of Rachel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Biblical account, unlike Rachel's first son, Joseph, Benjamin was born in Canaan. In the Qur'an, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Benjamin

    ben′jä-min, n. a kind of overcoat formerly worn by men. [Suggested possibly by 'Joseph's coat.' The Gipsy béngari, 'waistcoat,' has been proposed as an etymon.]

  2. Benjamin

    ben′jä-min, n. gum benjamin, an essence made from benzoin.—n. Ben′jamin-tree, a North American aromatic shrub, with stimulant tonic bark and berries: the tree which yields benzoin—Styrax Benzoin. [A corr. of Benzoin.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Benjamin

    Jacob's youngest son, by Rachel, the head of one of the twelve tribes, who were settled in a small fertile territory between Ephraim and Judah; the tribe to which St. Paul belonged.

Rap Dictionary

  1. benjaminnoun

    Money. From the one hundred dollar bill, which has Benjamin Franklin on the front. "It's all about the Benjamins" -- Puff Daddy (It's All About The Benjamins baby!! My man Killa Cam off "young cassanovas" on the "how to be a player" soundtrack: "Now I know what a woman think, but girl I'm top ten rank/ But I only get hard when I see Ben Frank in the bank"

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benjamin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benjamin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Benjamin in a Sentence

  1. Wayne's World:

    Benjamin Hey, who wants Chinese Takeout I know a great place Wayne I'll have the cream of sum yung guy.

  2. Eytan Gilboa:

    If National Journal Ron Fournier were coming from Mars to Israel and National Journal Ron Fournier would read the newspapers, National Journal Ron Fournier would think there is a war between Israel and United States, or at least between Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear that nothing is certain in this world, except Death and Taxes. This line was written more than 120 years ago by Benjamin Franklin, in his letter (dated November 13, 1789) to fellow scientist friend Jean-Baptiste Leroy. Benjamin Franklin wrote in French: “….dans ce monde, il n’y a rien d’assure que la mort et les impôts.” This can be translated as “….in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It's really amazing that the statement by Benjamin Franklin is still valid, well-accepted and so well-utilized even today, more than 120 years later.

  4. Leon Panetta:

    It's hard not to put two and two together, the President has made clear The President support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  5. Benjamin Risha:

    I found Benjamin Risha looking in the mirror, i ’m looking back at Benjamin Risha, this man now, and realizing so much of my life involved maneuvering around this human being so he would n’t come after me … So much time had gone by. And I ca n’t get that back.

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