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Sam·u·el 1

Hebrew judge and prophet of the 11th century bc who anointed Saul as king.

[Hebrew šəmû'ēl, name of God : šəmû, name; see šm in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]

Sam·u·el 2

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[After Samuel.]


1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet, seer, and judge, who anointed the first two kings of the Israelites (I Samuel 1–3; 8–15)
2. (Bible) either of the two books named after him, I and II Samuel


(ˈsæm yu əl)

1. a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
2. either of two books of the Bible bearing his name.
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Noun1.Samuel - (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as kingSamuel - (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king
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


[ˈsæmjʊəl] NSamuel
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At the mention of Samuel I could have sworn to a strange light in her eyes, and it seemed to me, as by some telepathic flash, that I divined in her a tremendous wistfulness, an immense yearning.
For a Samuel she must hov; an' ut was the death of the four of her sons.
So when he was two, little Samuel was taken to London by his father and mother, and there he was "touched" by Queen Anne.
whose name was Samuel Whiskers),-- "Anna Maria, make me a kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding for my dinner.
Ere the English ship fades from sight, be it set down here, that she hailed from London, and was named after the late Samuel Enderby, merchant of that city, the original of the famous whaling house of enderby and sons; a house which in my poor whaleman's opinion, comes not far behind the united royal houses of the Tudors and Bourbons, in point of real historical interest.
That this Association has heard read, with feelings of unmingled satisfaction, and unqualified approval, the paper communicated by Samuel Pickwick, Esq.
When the mint-master had grown very rich, a young man, Samuel Sewall by name, came a-courting to his only daughter.
When all the doors were made fast, except the side door that opened on the terrace, I sent Samuel to bed, and stepped out for a breath of fresh air before I too went to bed in my turn.
Samuel Simpson was generally called Seesaw, because of his difficulty in making up his mind.
Samuel Ferguson, one of her most glorious sons, will not reflect discredit on his origin.
John Sullivan and Samuel Fallentin, the bankers, Andrew Stuart, the engineer, Gauthier Ralph, the director of the Bank of England, and Thomas Flanagan, the brewer, one and all waited anxiously.
That night Amelia made the boy read the story of Samuel to her, and how Hannah, his mother, having weaned him, brought him to Eli the High Priest to minister before the Lord.