Benjamin meaning

bĕnjə-mən
(UK, informal, dated) A kind of upper coat for men.
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(person) 1892-1940; Ger. philosopher & critic.
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A balsamic resin from the bark of Styrax trees used in perfumes, incense, and medicine; benzoin resin.
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A type of tree which produces benzoin or has similar properties; specifically, Styrax benzoin, Lindera benzoin, or Ficus benjamina; a benjamin tree.
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(US, slang) Alternative form of Benjamin: a US $100 bill.
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The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible.
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(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.
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In the Bible, the younger son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Ben, Benny.
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(person) 1811-84; U.S. lawyer: Confederate secretary of state (1862-65)
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A male given name of biblical origin.
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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

  • Alteration (influenced by the name Benjamin) of benjoin benzoin benzoin

    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