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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 ?
Agreeably to order of court, will be sold, on Tuesday, February 20, before the Court-house door, in the town of Washington, Kentucky, the following negroes: Hagar, aged 60; John, aged 30; Ben, aged 21; Saul, aged 25; Albert, aged 14.
Why, boss, he's ben the pizenest kind of Free-will Babtis' for forty year.
We went down the hill and found Jo Harper and Ben Rogers, and two or three more of the boys, hid in the old tanyard.
Ben Rogers hove in sight presently -- the very boy, of all boys, whose ridicule he had been dreading.
It is a Yorkshire habit to say what you think with blunt frankness, and old Ben Weatherstaff was a Yorkshire moor man.
But you are not a good enough sailor to beat Ben Ali, the Barbary Dragon.
Ben's a good runner; few seamen run better than Ben.
And, best of all, the ring leader, Achmet ben Houdin, was among the prisoners.
shouted a small lithe fellow called Wiry Ben, running forward and seizing the door.
Thus was I lost in useless speculation one sultry August evening when old Ben, my body servant, handed me a telegram.
Not without regard to the import of the word as conveying unity or plurality of idea'--tell me again what that means, Ben.
but his face was white) - I so often heard the tale afterwards, and shared as boy and man in so many similar triumphs, that the coming of the chairs seems to be something I remember, as if I had jumped out of bed on that first day, and run ben to see how they looked.