What does Samuel mean?

Definitions for Samuel
ˈsæm yu əlSa·muel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Samuel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Samuel(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Samuel(ProperNoun)

    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."’

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

  2. Samuel(ProperNoun)

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

    Synonym: Sam.

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

  3. Samuel(ProperNoun)

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. samuel

    Song lyrics by samuel -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by samuel on the Lyrics.com website.

Anagrams for Samuel »

  1. amelus, salume, ulemas

How to pronounce Samuel?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Samuel in sign language?

  1. samuel

Numerology

  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. Elena Kagan:

    Justice Samuel Alito know.

  2. Lester Friedman:

    Pretty much every holiday, every event, he would also bring up his brother Samuel, it clearly made a hole in his heart that he never got to meet his twin, and that his twin died a few weeks after birth.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    God can rewrite your story. Yes of course, in case you don't know. God can rewrite your story from being miserable to being enviable and from the worst to the best. As a matter of fact, he (God) rewrote the story of Jabez. And that's why, he changed his name and enlarged his coast too, scripture reference (1st Chronicle 4 : 10). Moreover, he (God) equally rewrote the story of Joseph. Now, that's why he made him (Joseph) a prime minister/general overseer in a foreign country (Egypt) to be specific, scripture reference Genesis 41 : 41-45. As well, he (God) rewrote the story of Esther. And that's why, Esther surprisingly became a queen in a foreign nation (Babylon) to be precise, scripture reference Esther 2 : 17. Besides, God rewrote the story of David. And that's why, he (God) transformed him (David) from being a shepherd to being the most celebrated king of Israel, scripture reference 1st Samuel 16 : 1 -13. Now, the above instances truly signifies that, God can surely and ­­effortlessly rewrite your story no matter how miserable and terrible your past life or current condition seems to you. Listen up, all you've got to do is this, just believe undoubtedly that he (God) can rewrite your story. Then, equally trust and wait patiently on him to do it in his own time and not at all, in your own time.

  4. Billy Graham:

    It is silly to talk about not voting for either candidate. Every single Christian should vote. samuel Rodriguez don’t just stay home and not vote – Samuel Rodriguez vote.

  5. Flavio Volpe:

    We’re signing a bad deal because we hope to sell more products that grow on four legs,” Mr. Volpe said, “[It’s] a progressive trade agreement that sells products we’ve been mastering since Samuel de Champlain.”

Images & Illustrations of Samuel

  1. SamuelSamuelSamuelSamuelSamuel

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Samuel#1#5085#10000

Translations for Samuel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Samuel »

Translation

Find a translation for the Samuel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Samuel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Samuel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 4 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Samuel>.

Are we missing a good definition for Samuel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Samuel:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.