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ben

 (bĕn) Scots
n.
The inner room or parlor of a house with two rooms.
adv.
Inside; within.
prep.
Within.

[Middle English, variant of binne, within, from Old English binnan; see en in Indo-European roots.]

ben

(bɛn)
n
(Architecture) an inner room in a house or cottage
prep, adv
in; within; inside; into the inner part (of a house)
adj
inner
[Old English binnan, from be- + innan inside]

ben

(bɛn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc: family Moringaceae
2. (Plants) the seed of such a tree
[C15: from Arabic bān]

ben

(bɛn)
n
(Physical Geography) Scot and Irish a mountain peak (esp in place names): Ben Lomond.
[C18: from Gaelic beinn, from beann]

ben

(bɛn)
Scot. n.
1. the inner room of a cottage.
adv., prep.
2. within.
adj.
3. inner.
[1400–50; late Middle English (Scots); compare Middle English binne, Old English binnan (c. Old Frisian binna, Middle Dutch, German binnen) =bi- be- + innan within]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ben - a mountain or tall hillben - a mountain or tall hill; "they were climbing the ben"
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
Translations

ben

[ben] N (Scot) (= mountain) → montaña f; (= room) → cuarto m interior
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