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ˈsæm sənSam·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Samsonnoun

    (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah

  2. bull, bruiser, strapper, Samsonnoun

    a large and strong and heavyset man

    "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"


  1. Samsonnoun

    An Israelite judge in the Old Testament who performed feats of strength against the Philistines but was betrayed by Delilah his mistress.

    Etymology: From Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן‎.

  2. Samsonnoun

    Any very strong man.

    Etymology: From Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן‎.

  3. Samsonnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    Etymology: From Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן‎.

  4. Samsonnoun

    An English surname derived from the given name.

    Etymology: From Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן‎.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Samsonnoun

    an Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength


  1. Samson

    Samson; Shamshoun or Sampson is the third-to-last of the Judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Samson was granted supernatural strength by God in order to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats such as wrestling a lion, slaying an entire army with only the jawbone of an ass, and destroying a pagan temple. Samson had two vulnerabilities, however: his attraction to untrustworthy women and his hair, without which he was powerless. These vulnerabilities ultimately proved fatal for him. Samson is believed by Jews and Christians to have been buried in Tel Tzora in Israel overlooking the Sorek valley. There reside two large gravestones of Samson and his father Manoah. Nearby stands Manoah’s altar. It is located between the cities of Zorah and Eshtaol.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Samson

    ranked as judge of Israel, but the story of his life is as of a Jewish hero, distinguished for his feats of strength; employed in the service of his country against the Philistines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samson in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Samson in a Sentence

  1. John Bunyan:

    Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.

  2. Lindsay Wagner:

    I’m blessed, i have really wonderful children and they’re doing fine. And to me, I think this story of ‘Samson’ is a journey we all go through, regardless of what our faith is.

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