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Definitions for Samaritan
səˈmær ɪ tnSamar·i·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Samaritannoun

    a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times


  1. samaritannoun

    a Good Samaritan

    Etymology: From Samaritanus, from Σαμαρείτης, from Σαμαρεία.

  2. Samaritannoun

    A native, or inhabitant of Samaria; especially one practising the religious traditions originating in that region.

    Etymology: From Samaritanus, from Σαμαρείτης, from Σαμαρεία.

  3. Samaritanadjective

    Of, or relating to Samaria or Samaritans.

    Etymology: From Samaritanus, from Σαμαρείτης, from Σαμαρεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Samaritanadjective

    of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine

    Etymology: [L. Samaritanus.]

  2. Samaritannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria

    Etymology: [L. Samaritanus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Samaritan

    sa-mar′i-tan, adj. pertaining to Samaria in Palestine.—n. an inhabitant of Samaria, esp. one of the despised mixed population planted therein after the deportation of the Israelites: the language of Samaria, an archaic Hebrew, or rather Hebrew Aramaic, dialect: a charitable person—from Luke, x. 30-37.—n. Samar′itanism, charity, benevolence.—Samaritan Pentateuch, a recension of the Hebrew Pentateuch, in use amongst the Samaritans, and accepted by them as alone canonical.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samaritan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samaritan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Samaritan in a Sentence

  1. Chad Chronister:

    Her boyfriend saw that the adult and child were struggling and immediately, without hesitation, jumped into the water to try to help save the both of them, we are certainly calling him now, not just a Good Samaritan, but our Apollo Beach hero.

  2. Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester:

    Simply, a good Samaritan who helped the situation.

  3. Lieutenant Christopher Cook:

    The suspect was trying to leave in the car. That’s when the good Samaritan pointed his firearm, trying to get the car to stop.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A true comedian is egalitarian by mind, humanitarian by heart and Good Samaritan by soul.

  5. Margaret Thatcher:

    No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.

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    • A. suspicious
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