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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. Scott Walker:

    When I went to Israel I not only met with Benjamin Netanyahu, I met with (Werner) Herzog and the other leaders. While they have many differences within that country they are very much aligned on their concern about the Iran deal I've talked to others around the country and around the world, this is something where, again, I haven't been briefed for the sake of getting ready for debate, I've been briefed from experts in military and foreign affairs for the last six or seven months to be prepared to be President of the United Sates.

  2. Marsha Levine Levine:

    Benjamin Netanyahu wants ethnic cleansing, the Jews have become the Nazis…It’s really fascinating that the JC and the people behind it claim they speak for Jews. You don’t speak for me. Never once was I quoted correctly in the past, not even about the bloody horses. I want justice for Palestine.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Alan Dershowitz:

    I will be paraphrasing the successful argument made by( Supreme Court) Justice Benjamin Curtis in the trial of( then-President) Andrew Johnson back in the 1860s, where he argued that the framers intended for impeachable conduct only to be criminal-like conduct or conduct that is prohibited by the criminal law.

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