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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

Wiktionary

  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."’

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

  2. Samuelnoun

    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. Samuelnoun

    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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  1. amelus, salume, ulemas

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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. 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 Chronicles 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 she (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 an ordinary shepherd to being the most celebrated king of Israel, scripture reference (1st Samuel 16 : 1-13). Now, the above instances truly signify that, God can surely and­ ­effortlessly rewrite your own story, no matter how bad or miserable it seems to you. Listen up, all you've got to do is just to trust in him (God) undoubtedly. And then, wait patiently on him to change your story or condition at his own time and not at your own time. ~Emeasoba George

  2. 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.

  3. An Israeli police spokesperson:

    A short while ago, two terrorists arrived on Herbert Samuel Street in Hadera and began firing at a local police force. As a result of the shooting, the deaths of 2 passers-by were determined, an undercover force that was at the scene sought contact and after a brief gun battle neutralized the terrorists.

  4. Thom Tillis:

    This pastor was in the United States after the coup and after Erdogan was rounding up people all across the country, does anybody really believe that he would have traveled back to a country that he felt like he could have been swept up into that? Samuel Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, talks to members of the media outside the prison complex Aliaga, Izmir province, western Turkey, where jailed pastor Andrew Craig Brunson appeared on his trial at a court inside the complex (AP) Meanwhile, the year and a half of imprisonment has taken a personal toll on Brunson and his family.

  5. 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.

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