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ˈbɛn dʒə mənben·jamin

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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.

  2. Benjaminnoun

    The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel.

  3. Etymology: From the Βενιαμίν, from Old Testament בּנימין.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Benjaminnoun

    Benzoin. The name of a tree.

    From a calyx, which consists of four leaves, are produced three small flowers, which have an oblong tube; the upper part, which is expanded, is divided into eight segments; between which are several short threads, and, in the middle of the tube, is the ovarium, which becomes a fruit. It was brought from Virginia into England, and is propagated by laying down the tender branches in the spring of the year. Philip Miller.

  2. Benjaminnoun

    A gum. See Benzoin.

Wikipedia

  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין‎ Bīnyāmīn; "Son of (the) right") was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Rachel (Jacob's thirteenth child and twelfth and youngest son) in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was also the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. Unlike Rachel's first son, Joseph, Benjamin was born in Canaan according to biblical narrative. In the Samaritan Pentateuch, Benjamin's name appears as "Binyamēm" (Samaritan Hebrew: ࠁ‎ࠪ‎ࠍࠬ‎ࠉࠣ‎ࠌࠜ‎ࠉࠌࠬ‎, "son of days"). In the Quran, Benjamin is referred to as a righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph. Later rabbinic traditions name him as one of four ancient Israelites who died without sin, the other three being Chileab, Jesse and Amram.

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  1. benjamin

    The name Benjamin is of Hebrew origin and means "son of my right hand" or "son of the south". It's used primarily as a masculine given name. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Benjamin is the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benjaminnoun

    see Benzoin

  2. Benjaminnoun

    a kind of upper coat for men

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BENJAMIN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Benjamin is ranked #850 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Benjamin surname appeared 40,590 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Benjamin.

    49% or 19,905 total occurrences were White.
    41.5% or 16,877 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 1,372 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 1,059 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 1,011 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.9% or 365 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. 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 ?

  2. Naftali Bennett:

    We call upon Benjamin Netanyahu as soon as this evening to announce that Naftali Bennett agreement to the establishment of Palestine in the Bar-Ilan speech is null and void.

  3. Eric Burkett:

    This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.

  4. David H. Comins:

    People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

  5. 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.

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