from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Saul fl. 11th century B.C. The first king of Israel. He defended Israel against numerous enemies, especially the Philistines, and was succeeded by David.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The first king of Israel.
  • proper n. The original name of Apostle Paul.
  • proper n. A male given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Soul.
  • n. Same as sal, the tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or Scotch form of soul.
  • n. See sal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
  • n. (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle


Hebrew שָׁאוּל "asked for". (Wiktionary)


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