Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  • proper noun The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.

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  • noun (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

Etymologies

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Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל (shmuel), means "The one who listens to God"

Examples

  • 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.

    The Prize

  • 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.

    The Prize

  • 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.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • 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.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • According to the dictionary, the name Samuel originally comes from the Hebrew Shemuel, which means literally “name of God.”

    The G.O.D. Experiments

  • 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.

    The G.O.D. Experiments

  • 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.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • 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.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • 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.

    Writer Unboxed » 2008 » June

  • 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.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Bid on a Critique by Barbara Samuel!

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