Ben definition

bĕn
Inside; within.
adverb
8
1
Within.
preposition
7
1
Son (of)

Rabbi Ben Ezra.

noun
6
0
(scot., irish) A mountain peak.

Ben Nevis.

noun
6
0
The inner room or parlor of a house with two rooms.
noun
5
0
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Within; inside.
adverb
3
0
The inner room or living room of a cottage.
noun
2
0
(US, slang) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.
noun
2
0
A diminutive of the male given name Benjamin or, less often, of Benedict.
pronoun
1
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ben
Plural:
bens

Adjective

Base Form:
ben
Superlative:
benmost

Origin of ben

  • Middle English variant of binne within from Old English binnan en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition