American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hebrew judge and prophet of the 11th century B.C. who anointed Saul as king.
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. A male given name.
- n. One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
- n. The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.
- n. (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king
- Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל (shmuel), means "The one who listens to God" (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew šəmû'ēl, name of God : šəmû, name; see šm in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.After Samuel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As an outsider, as a Jew born in the East End of London, he would put his considerable energies into seeking and winning acceptance for the name Samuel at the highest levels of British society.”
“I thought at the time he might have been inflating his own work, but when I go back and read the scientific journals of that period I see that he was right: the name Samuel Nelson is mentioned in the same articles that trace the experiments that yielded the Nobel Prize.”
“According to the dictionary, the name Samuel originally comes from the Hebrew Shemuel, which means literally “name of God.””
“Moreover, my informal questioning of hundreds of individuals over more than fifteen years since then is that most people have no idea, either; not even many religious Jews know what the name Samuel means or where it comes from.”
“Have a charming vacation, spend your holiday bucks on the river that gave Mark Twain his name Samuel Clemens was a Mississippi riverboat pilot for a time.”
“Another match for the name "Samuel Jackson" returned a Virginia man convicted of aggravated sexual battery and sentenced to life in prison, where he remains today.”
“RITA-award-winning author and WU contributor Barbara Samuel is auctioning off some critiques on eBay in order to raise money for the AVON breast cancer walk in late June.”
“His cousin Samuel Adams was responsible for a bill in Massachusetts that outlawed slavery in Massachusetts.”
“Also on display will be a 7-foot stone post featuring carved dragons on a floral background; it's the only major architectural remnant from Xanadu, present-day Duolun, whose palace was immortalized in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan.”
“As predicted, entertainment and media outlets have picked up on the fact that Xavier Samuel is the hot new face of the Twilight saga.”
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