Samson


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Sam·son 1

 (săm′sən)
In the Bible, the Israelite judge and powerful warrior who was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah.

Sam·son 2

 (săm′sən)
n.
A man of great physical strength.

Sam·so′ni·an (săm-sō′nē-ən) adj.

Samson

(ˈsæmsən)
n
1. (Bible) a judge of Israel, who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistine oppressors until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah (Judges 13–16)
2. any man of outstanding physical strength

Sam•son

(ˈsæm sən)

n.
1. a judge of Israel famous for his great strength. Judges 13–16.
2. any man of extraordinary physical strength.
Sam•so′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Samson - (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress DelilahSamson - (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
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.Samson - a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Translations
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[ˈsæmsn] NSansón

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n (lit)Samson m; (fig)Herkules m
References in classic literature ?
But the next time Samson had a chance, he ran away again.
One day Samson was standing thus while Miss Nellie was playing her lesson to her music-teacher.
Samson had got too near the mastiff's kennel once, and had felt his terrible breath in his face.
The door opened; Miss Nellie and her music-master stood behind it, but blind Samson, who was so sensitive to presences, did not know they were there.
His son was a strong, tall, bold man; they called him Samson, and he used to boast that he had never found a horse that could throw him.
it was a bad business, a bad business;' then he quietly took the rein and led me to the stable; just at the door stood Samson.
I can feel just as the people in the book do, and find myself in positions precisely similar to those of, say, the character Samson Virin.
The second poem was Samson Agonistes, which tells the tragic story of Samson in his blindness.
Is there anything like David and Goliath and Samson in the Greek history?
Oh, there are very fine stories of that sort about the Greeks,--about the heroes of early times who killed the wild beasts, as Samson did.
Why, the bachelor Samson Carrasco (that is the name of him I spoke of) says the author of the history is called Cide Hamete Berengena.
and don't we see every day in the world many an honest Hercules at the apron-strings of Omphale, and great whiskered Samsons prostrate in Delilah's lap?