American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In, into, or toward the inner apartment of a house; in or into the parlor. See ben, n.
- n. The inner apartment of a house; the parlor or “room” of a dwelling consisting of a but or outer room, used as a kitchen, and a ben or inner room, used as a parlor or chamber, access to the ben being originally through the but or kitchen. Sometimes from the ben another apartment, called the far-ben, is reached. The terms but and ben are now frequently applied to kitchen and parlor (or bedroom) of a two-roomed dwelling, even when they are on opposite sides of a little hall or passage. Hence, to live but and ben with any one is to occupy an apartment or series of apartments on the opposite side of the hall or passage from that occupied by him.
- n. A prayer; a petition.
- n. Obsolete or dialectal form of been.
- n. A mountain-peak: a word occurring chiefly in the names of many of the highest summits of the mountain-ranges which traverse Scotland north of the friths of Clyde and Forth: as, Ben Nevis, Ben Mac-Dhui, Ben Lawers, etc.
- n. The ben-nut, properly the ben-nut tree.
- n. See behen.
- In mining, inward; toward the workings.
- n. In mining: The right to enter the mine and work. A workman may claim his ben, have his right to ears acknowledged, and delegate it to his boys.
- n. Hence— A day's work. The terms quarter-ben, half-ben, three-quarters-ben are used to denote the proportion of a man's darg, or day's output of mineral, which a youth is able or allowed to put out.
- n. obsolete A prayer; a petition.
- prep. Scotland In, into.
- adj. Inner, interior.
- n. Scotland, Northern England Ben-room: The inner room of a two-room hut or shack (as opposed to the but).
- n. A tree, Moringa oleifera or horseradish tree of Arabia and India, which produces oil of ben.
- n. The winged seed of the ben tree.
- n. The oil of the ben seed.
- n. Son of (used with Hebrew and Arabic surnames).
- n. A Scottish or Irish mountain or high peak.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Bot.) The seed of one or more species of moringa. See moringa.
- adv. Scot. Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment.
- n. Scot. The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to
but, the outer apartment.
- obsolete An old form of pl. indic. pr. of be.
- n. a mountain or tall hill
- From Scottish Gaelic beinn (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, variant of binne, within, from Old English binnan; see en in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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