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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benzoin, gum benzoin, benjamin, gum benjamin, asa dulcis(noun)

    gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation

  2. Benjamin(noun)

    (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. Benjamin(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

    Etymology: From the Βενιαμίν, from Old Testament בּנימין.

  2. Benjamin(ProperNoun)

    The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel.

    Etymology: From the Βενιαμίν, from Old Testament בּנימין.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benjamin(noun)

    see Benzoin

  2. Benjamin(noun)

    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. benjamin(noun)

    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. Jade Benjamin-Chung:

    We know that in the Jade Benjamin-Chung, earlier on in the epidemic, the people who were getting tested had moderate to severe symptoms, and we know that since then, we have a larger number of asymptomatic people who are affecting the total number of infections but may not be included in confirmed case counts.

  2. Christine Wormuth:

    I have a sense of what America First means to President Donald Trump in terms of trade, but trade is only one dimension of Benjamin Netanyahu foreign policy, it's one thing to say President Donald Trump wants better deals with this country or that country. What about problems outside the trade sphere ?

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump daughter, Jared Kushner and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

  4. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    Shame on the Obama administration for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to 'wipe Israel off the map' and bring 'death to America.' John Kerry should have long ago gotten up on his crutches, walked out of the sham talks, and went straight to Jerusalem to stand next to Benjamin Netanyahu and declared that America will stand with Israel and the other sane governments of the Middle East instead of with the terrorist government of Iran.

  5. Benjamin Cavender:

    Even if Richard Liu's not there as a figurehead and not present in the press, Richard Liu's still likely going to be fairly involved in the business, i can't imagine Benjamin Cavender being wired to step away, I think this is damage control.

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