Benjamin Definition

bĕnjə-mən
noun
Webster's New World
A masculine name: dim. Ben, Benny.
Webster's New World
Jacob's youngest son, whose mother was Rachel: Gen. 35:18
Webster's New World
The tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:36
Webster's New World

A balsamic resin from the bark of Styrax trees used in perfumes, incense, and medicine; benzoin resin.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • asa dulcis
  • gum benjamin
  • gum benzoin
  • benzoin
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proper name
1811-84; U.S. lawyer: Confederate secretary of state (1862-65)
Webster's New World
1892-1940; Ger. philosopher & critic.
Webster's New World
pronoun

The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible.

Wiktionary
A male given name of biblical origin.
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other
In the Bible, the younger son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Benjamin

Noun

Singular:
Benjamin
Plural:
benjamins

Origin of Benjamin

  • Hebrew binyāmîn son of the south bēn son bn in Semitic roots yāmîn south ymn in Semitic roots

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

  • From the Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamin), from Old Testament Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamín).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the image of Benjamin Franklin on the US $100 bill.

    From Wiktionary

  • From benzoin.

    From Wiktionary

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