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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, the first king of Israel, who died in battle against the Philistines and was succeeded by David.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as sal, the tree.
  • noun obsolete Soul.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
  • noun (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

Etymologies

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Hebrew שָׁאוּל "asked for".

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