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Ben·ja·min

 (bĕn′jə-mən)
In the Bible, the younger son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

[Hebrew binyāmîn, son of the south : bēn, son; see bn in Semitic roots + yāmîn, south; see ymn in Semitic roots.]

ben·ja·min 1

 (bĕn′jə-mən)
n.

[Alteration (influenced by the name Benjamin) of benjoin, benzoin; see benzoin.]

ben·ja·min 2

 (bĕn′jə-mən)
n. Slang
1. A one-hundred dollar bill.
2. One hundred dollars.

[After Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait appears on the US $100 bill.]

benjamin

(ˈbɛndʒəmɪn)
n
1. (Plants) another name for benzoin1
2. (Plants) benjamin bush another name for spicebush
[C16: variant of benzoin; influenced in form by the name Benjamin]

Benjamin

(ˈbɛndʒəmɪn)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 35:16–18; 42:4)
b. the tribe descended from this patriarch
c. the territory of this tribe, northwest of the Dead Sea
2. archaic a youngest and favourite son

Benjamin

(ˈbɛndʒəmɪn)
n
1. (Biography) Arthur. 1893–1960, Australian composer. In addition to Jamaican Rumba (1938), he wrote five operas and a harmonica concerto (1953)
2. (Biography) Walter (ˈvaltər). 1892–1940, German critic and cultural theorist

ben•ja•min

(ˈbɛn dʒə mən)

n.
[1570–80]

Ben•ja•min

(ˈbɛn dʒə mən)

n.
1. the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the brother of Joseph. Gen. 35:18.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3. Judah Philip, 1811–84, Confederate statesman.
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Noun1.benjamin - gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
gum resin - a mixture of resin and gum
2.Benjamin - (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears 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
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[ˈbendʒəmɪn] NBenjamín
References in classic literature ?
The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
But while we was gone for spiders little Thomas Franklin Benjamin Jefferson Elexander Phelps found it there, and opened the door of it to see if the rats would come out, and they did; and Aunt Sally she come in, and when we got back she was a-standing on top of the bed raising Cain, and the rats was doing what they could to keep off the dull times for her.
The husband, whose name was Thomas Benjamin, had taken out his marriage licence as Thomas only; suppressing the Benjamin, in case he should not find himself as comfortable as he expected.
He told how, long since in Palestine, a deadly feud arose between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelitish nation; and how they cut to pieces wellnigh all the chivalry of that tribe; and how they swore by our blessed Lady, that they would not permit those who remained to marry in their lineage; and how they became grieved for their vow, and sent to consult his holiness the Pope how they might be absolved from it; and how, by the advice of the Holy Father, the youth of the tribe of Benjamin carried off from a superb tournament all the ladies who were there present, and thus won them wives without the consent either of their brides or their brides' families.
As for you, Benjamin Gunn,' says they, 'here's a musket,' they says, 'and a spade, and pick-axe.
Thus a year passed away, and the Princess had a son, whom she called Benjamin.
Peter thought it best to go away without speaking to her; he had heard about cats from his cousin, little Benjamin Bunny.
He was a large, thick-set man, a reminder of Benjamin Franklin, with clean-shaven face, long hair curling at the ends, frock coat, high collar, and beaver hat.
This apparent unconcern explained her son's refusal to make a sacrifice for this marriage of his LIBERAL opinions,--the term "liberal" having lately been created for the Emperor Alexander by, I think, Madame de Stael, through the lips of Benjamin Constant.
Their most noted captain was Benjamin Church, a very famous warrior," said Grandfather.
The name of this worthy was Benjamin Penguillan, according to his own pronunciation; but, owing to a marvellous tale that he was in the habit of relating, concerning the length of time he had to labor to keep his ship from sinking after Rodney’s victory, he had universally acquired the nick name of Ben Pump.
Their names were Benjamin Jones and Alexander Carson.