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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
References in classic literature ?
When Ben was about two years old his mother married again, and this second husband was a bricklayer.
And that is the difference between Ben Jonson and Shakespeare.
shouted a small lithe fellow called Wiry Ben, running forward and seizing the door.
But you are not a good enough sailor to beat Ben Ali, the Barbary Dragon.
The sleepy landlord objected strenuously to instituting a search for Kadour ben Saden until the following morning, but a piece of gold put a different aspect on the matter, so that a few moments later a servant had started to make the rounds of the lesser native hostelries where it might be expected that a desert sheik would find congenial associations.
Ben Rogers hove in sight presently -- the very boy, of all boys, whose ridicule he had been dreading.
And in that time, in a large cage of concrete and iron, Ben Bolt had exercised and recovered the use of his muscles, and added to his hatred of the two-legged things, puny against him in themselves, who by trick and wile had so helplessly imprisoned him.
There was Ben Weatherstaff's indignant face glaring at them over the wall from the top of a ladder
Not without regard to the import of the word as conveying unity or plurality of idea'--tell me again what that means, Ben.
Ben, my fine fellow, put your hand into the cupboard, and bring out the patent digester.
AS soon as Ben Gunn saw the colours he came to a halt, stopped me by the arm, and sat down.
She saw Ali ben Kadin, The Sheik's half brother, squatted upon a rug, smoking.