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ˈsɒl ə mənsolomon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Solomonnoun

    (Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)


  1. Solomonnoun

    A very large champagne bottle (named after the king) with the capacity of about 20 liters, equivalent to 28 standard bottles.

  2. Solomonnoun

    A king of Israel famous for his wisdom.

  3. Solomonnoun

    In the Old Testament and Qur'an, a king of Israel famous for his wisdom.

  4. Solomonnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

  5. Etymology: From Latin Solomōn (variant of Salomon), from Ancient Greek Σολομών (Solomṓn), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה (šĕlōmōʰ), from שָׁלוֹם (šālōm, " peace").


  1. Solomon

    Solomon (; Hebrew: שְׁלֹמֹה‎, Modern: Šlōmō, Tiberian: Šălōmō, lit. 'peaceful'), also called Jedidiah (Hebrew: יְדִידְיָהּ‎, Modern: Yǝdīdǝyah, Tiberian: Yăḏīḏăyāh, "beloved of Yah"), was a monarch of ancient Israel and the son and successor of David, according to the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. He is described as having been the penultimate ruler of an amalgamated Israel and Judah. The hypothesized dates of Solomon's reign are 970–931 BCE. After his death, his son and successor Rehoboam would adopt harsh policy towards the northern tribes, eventually leading to the splitting of the Israelites between the Kingdom of Israel in the north and the Kingdom of Judah in the south. Following the split, his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone.The Bible says Solomon built the First Temple in Jerusalem, dedicating the temple to Yahweh, or God in Judaism. Solomon is portrayed as wealthy, wise and powerful, and as one of the 48 Jewish prophets. He is also the subject of many later references and legends, most notably in the Testament of Solomon (part of first-century biblical apocrypha). In the New Testament, he is portrayed as a teacher of wisdom excelled by Jesus of Nazareth, and as arrayed in glory but excelled by "the lilies of the field". In the Quran, he is considered to be a major Islamic prophet and is generally referred to as Sulaiman ibn Dawud (Arabic: سُلَيْمَان بْن دَاوُوْد, lit. 'Solomon, son of David'). In mostly non-biblical circles, Solomon also came to be known as a magician and an exorcist, with numerous amulets and medallion seals dating from the Hellenistic period invoking his name.


  1. solomon

    Solomon is a biblical figure who was the son of King David and third king of Israel, renowned for his wisdom, wealth and power. He is credited with building the First Temple in Jerusalem and authoring several books in the Bible including Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. The term 'Solomon' can also be used generally as a personal male name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solomonnoun

    one of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man


  1. Solomon

    Solomon, also called Jedidiah, was, according to the Book of Kings, the Book of Chronicles, Hidden Words and the Qur'an a king of Israel and the son of David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BC. He is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split. Following the split, his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone. According to the Talmud, Solomon is one of the 48 prophets. In the Qur'an, he is considered a major prophet, and Muslims generally refer to him by the Arabic variant Sulayman, son of David. The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from Yahweh, leads to the kingdom's being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends, most notably in the 1st-century apocryphal work known as the Testament of Solomon. In later years, Solomon also came to be known as a magician and an exorcist, with numerous amulets and medallion seals dating from the Hellenistic period invoking his name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solomon

    sol′o-mon, n. a person of unusual wisdom, from Solomon, king of Israel (see 1 Kings, iii. 5-15).—adj. Solomon′ic.—n. Sol′omon's-seal, any one of several species of perennial herbs, of the lily family, genus Polygonatum, with simple stems bearing small greenish flowers: a symbol formed of two triangles interlaced or superposed, forming a six-pointed star.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Solomon

    king of Israel from 1015 to 977 B.C., second son of David and Bathsheba, and David's successor; in high repute far and wide for his love of wisdom and the glory of his reign; he had a truly Oriental passion for magnificence, and the buildings he erected in Jerusalem, including the Temple and a palace on Mount Zion, he raised regardless of an expense which the nation resented after he was gone; the burden of which it would seem had fallen upon them, for when his successor, following in his courses, ascended the throne, ten of the tribes revolted, to the final rupture of the community, and the fall of first the one section and then the other under alien sway.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Solomon is ranked #745 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Solomon surname appeared 46,534 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Solomon.

    57.8% or 26,911 total occurrences were White.
    32.1% or 14,942 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 1,466 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.1% or 1,457 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.4% or 1,121 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 633 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Solomon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Solomon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Solomon in a Sentence

  1. Clive Moore:

    If( Taiwan) really think a new nation in Pacific Island could be their diplomatic friend, perhaps it's worth a punt, but encouraging it, it would destroy Solomon Islands.

  2. South:

    The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.

  3. Manasseh Sogavare:

    Our nation of Solomon Islands is bound to reap huge benefits never seen before in the history of our young nation, in this new relationship with PRC.

  4. Goldman Sachs:

    Our footprint is all across the Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.

  5. Albuquerque Police:

    Solomon provided firearms and cash payments and personally participated in at least one shooting.

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