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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saulnoun

    (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)

  2. Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsusnoun

    (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle

    "Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"


  1. Saulnoun

    The first king of Israel.

  2. Saulnoun

    The original name of Apostle Paul.

  3. Saulnoun

    The first king of Israel in the Old Testament.

    And it came to pass, that when the evil spirit of God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

  4. Saulnoun

    The original name of Apostle Paul in the New Testament.

    Then Saul filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.

  5. Saulnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    "You got an uncle named Saul?" "I never mentioned him?" "What are you saying —you got some Jewish guy for an uncle?" "He's not Jewish. It's just a name they have back in the old country."

  6. Etymology: שָׁאוּל "asked for".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saulnoun


  2. Saulnoun

    same as Sal, the tree


  1. Saul

    Saul is an oratorio in three acts written by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Charles Jennens. Taken from the 1st Book of Samuel, the story of Saul focuses on the first king of Israel’s relationship with his eventual successor, David; one which turns from admiration to envy and hatred, ultimately leading to the downfall of the eponymous monarch. The work, which Handel began in 1738, includes the famous Dead March, a funeral anthem for Saul and his son Jonathan, and some of the composer's most dramatic choral pieces. Saul was first performed at the King’s Theatre in London on January 16, 1739.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saul

    a Scotch form of soul.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Saul

    a Benjamite, the son of Kish, who fell in with Samuel as he was on the way in search of his father's asses that had gone astray, and from his stature and stately bearing was anointed by him to be first king of Israel; he distinguished himself in the field against the enemies of his people, but fell at the hands of the Philistines after a reign of 40 years, and after several insane attempts on the life of David, who had been elected to succeed him.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. saul

    An Indian timber, much used in the construction of country vessels.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saul in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Saul in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    Their terms didn’t expire until 2025, and there was no reasonable justification for these removals. President Biden is overtly politicizing the SSA, people don’t want their retirement and benefits politicized, they just want an agency that works. We had that under Commissioner Saul.

  2. Lou Diamond Phillips:

    [ I ] finished all three seasons like that, thank goodness Killing Eveis back, thank goodness you know, Better Call Saul, theres a bunch.

  3. Bryan Cranston:

    We are thrilled and humbled to be getting bronze statues of our characters from Breaking Bad permanently placed at the Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque, the Duke City for decades has meant so much to us over the years, and we want to thank everyone in ABQ, for not only being great hosts through our show and Better Call Saul but being an important character in the storytelling as well.

  4. David Litt:

    Saul Loeb did exactly the things Saul Loeb needed to do. This is a moment when Saul Loeb is trying to remind a lot of Americans who voted for Saul Loeb and who approved of Saul Loeb job performance as recently as June or even September, why they supported Saul Loeb. And I think Saul Loeb did that really effectively.

  5. Bob Sutton:

    It’s Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, when revolutionaries win, they become the enemy of the next group to rise up. Obama was a radical before he became The Man. Apple is The Man. Microsoft is n’t a good enemy now that the new CEO talks about the importance of open-source software.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. numinous
    • B. splay
    • C. tantamount
    • D. lacerate

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