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ˈsæm yu əlSamuel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Samuelnoun

    (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king


  1. Samuelnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    It was quite unnecessary to call Samuel Weller; for Samuel Weller stepped briskly into the box the instant his name was pronounced; and placing his hat on the floor, and his arms on the rail, took a bird’s–eye view of the Bar, and a comprehensive survey of the Bench, with a remarkably cheerful and lively aspect. ‘What’s your name, sir?’ inquired the judge. / ‘Sam Weller, my Lord,’ replied that gentleman. / ‘Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?’ inquired the judge. / ‘That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord,’ replied Sam; ‘I never had occasion to spell it more than once or twice in my life, but I spells it with a "V." ’ / Here a voice in the gallery exclaimed aloud, ‘Quite right too, Samivel, quite right. Put it down a "we," my Lord, put it down a "we."’

  2. Samuelnoun

    One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.

    Synonym: Sam.

  3. Samuelnoun

    The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.

  4. Etymology: Borrowed from Latin Samuel, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל (šəmûʾēl, literally " the one who listens to God").


  1. Samuel

    Samuel is a leader of ancient Israel in the Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. He is also known as a prophet and is mentioned in the second chapter of the Qur'an, although not by name. His status, as viewed by rabbinical literature, is that he was the last of the Hebrew Judges and the first of the major prophets who began to prophesy inside the Land of Israel. He was thus at the cusp between two eras. According to the text of the Books of Samuel, he also anointed the first two kings of the Kingdom of Israel: Saul and David.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Samuel

    a Jewish prophet, born, of the tribe of Levi, about 1155 B.C.; consecrated by his mother from earliest years to the service of the Lord; who became a judge when he was 40, anointed first Saul and then David to be king over the till then disunited tribes of Israel, and thus became the founder of the Jewish monarchy.

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  1. amelus

  2. salume

  3. ulemas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samuel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Samuel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Samuel in a Sentence

  1. President Lee C. Bollinger:

    Of course, we can not, indeed should not, erase Samuel Bard's contributions to the medical school, but we must not recall this history without also recognizing the reason for our decision to rename Bard Hall.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Although Justice Thomas argues that District Court will soon have to take up the issue District Court ducked today, I think District Court's telling that none of the other conservative justices -- John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- joined John Roberts separate opinion, district Court's quite possible that Thomas's opinion is therefore less a prediction of where District Court is likely to go than an aspiration.

  3. Marco Gonzalez:

    Her utmost priority is that justice is done for her baby Samuel, she’s completely heartbroken.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    The idea that the president said today ‘this isn't about ideology it's about competence’ is nonsense. All of that was destroyed with the [Robert] Bork nomination. The most highly competent, qualified nominee probably ever, [was] struck down entirely on ideology and when Obama was in the Senate, he filibustered [Justice Samuel] Alito, who he admitted had all the qualifications.

  5. Supreme Court:

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito can't say that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Until very recently that's what the vast majority of Americans thought. Now.

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