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ˈsæm yu əlSa·muel

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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.

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Anagrams for Samuel »

  1. amelus, salume, ulemas

How to pronounce Samuel?

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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. Samuel Rodriguez:

    Several prominent pastors and faith leaders discussed race in their messages over the weekend. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, joined several Christian leaders across the nationin a statement of solidarity with African-Americans, calling for justice and reform. We come together for the purpose of confronting once again the giant of bigotry and racism with the stones of righteousness and justice, this giant of racism must come down !

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Robert Seeley:

    Delaware was a slave state, the jury was all pro-slavery and Samuel Burris was put on the auction block. He was examined like you do with animals. He was stripped down, his teeth were examined.

  5. Michael Lethbridge:

    When I saw the police, they though he’d run away. I said ‘that’s not Samuel.’ When he doesn’t show up or phone, something’s seriously wrong.

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