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Sa·mar·i·tan

 (sə-măr′ĭ-tn)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Samaria.
2. A member of a people inhabiting present-day Israel and the West Bank who trace their ancestry to the ancient Israelites and practice a religion related to pre-rabbinical Judaism.
3. often samaritan A Good Samaritan.
adj.
Of or relating to Samaria or to Samaritans.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Samarītānus, from Greek Samarītēs, from Samareia, Samaria.]

Samaritan

(səˈmærɪtən)
n
1. (Bible) a native or inhabitant of Samaria
2. (Bible) short for Good Samaritan
3. a member of a voluntary organization (the Samaritans) which offers counselling to people in despair, esp by telephone
4. (Languages) the dialect of Aramaic spoken in Samaria
5. (Historical Terms) the dialect of Aramaic spoken in Samaria
adj
(Protestantism) of or relating to Samaria
Saˈmaritanism n

Sa•mar•i•tan

(səˈmær ɪ tn)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Samaria.
2. a member of a religious sect of Samaria that split from Judaism in the 4th century b.c.
3. (often l.c.) good Samaritan.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Samaria or to Samaritans.
[before 1000; < Late Latin samarītānus < Greek samarit(ēs) dweller in Samaria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Samaritan - a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical timesSamaritan - a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
Israelite - a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Translations

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtn]
A. N the Good Samaritanel buen samaritano
to call the Samaritans (organization) → llamar al teléfono de la esperanza
B. ADJsamaritano

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtən] n
the Samaritans (= organization) → S.O.S. Amitié

Samaritan

nSamariter(in) m(f); good Samaritan (lit, fig)barmherziger Samariter

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtn] n
a. the Good Samaritanil buon Samaritano
b. the Samaritans (organisation) → Telefono Amico
References in classic literature ?
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.
But the retreat had been hurried and the vultures and the good Samaritans would have to look to the dead.
Being besought to go to him and dress the wound, the Doctor had passed out at the same gate, and had found him in the arms of a company of Samaritans, who were seated on the bodies of their victims.
Hang it, Tom, if you're going to deprive all our school-fellows of the chance of exercising Christian benevolence and being good Samaritans, I shall cut the concern.
She is a good Samaritan by an irresistible vocation.
That night she took refuge from the Samaritan in his latest accredited form, under a farmer's rick; and if--worth thinking of, perhaps, my fellow-Christians--the Samaritan had in the lonely night, 'passed by on the other side', she would have most devoutly thanked High Heaven for her escape from him.
He sat writing in the room with the deadly statistical clock, proving something no doubt - probably, in the main, that the Good Samaritan was a Bad Economist.
Thank you very much," he said, "for playing the Good Samaritan.
The poor man blest him for it, and he blest the poor man, and was so like the Good Samaritan that he gave him money to refresh both himself and his horse, and told him, that if he loved himself, he should be merciful to his beast.
The die is the same as the porochial seal--the Good Samaritan healing the sick and bruised man.
He was, then, as punctual as the Samaritan woman, and the most rigorous casuist with regard to duels could have nothing to say.
in the rabble, had attempted to carry a glass of water to that wretched creature in torment, there reigned around the infamous steps of the pillory such a prejudice of shame and ignominy, that it would have sufficed to repulse the good Samaritan.