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Reu·ben 1

In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

Reu·ben 2

A hot sandwich consisting of corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut usually served on rye bread.

[From the name Reuben (probably that of its inventor (whose identity is not certain) ).]


1. (Bible) the eldest son of Jacob and Leah: one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 29:30)
2. (Bible) the Israelite tribe descended from him
3. (Bible) the territory of this tribe, lying to the northeast of the Dead Sea
Douay spelling: Ruben


(ˈru bən)

1. the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Reuben - (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Reuben - a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
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