BEN

ben

(noun) a mountain or tall hill; “they were climbing the ben”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Proper noun

Ben

A shortening of the male given name Benjamin or, less often, of Benedict.

Noun

Ben (plural Bens)

(US, slang) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.

Synonyms

• Benjamin

Etymology 2

Proper noun

Ben

The capital city of Ben County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran.

A county of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province Province, Iran.

Anagrams

• EbN, NEB, NbE, Neb., neb

Etymology 1

Noun

ben (plural bens)

(obsolete) A prayer; a petition.

Etymology 2

Preposition

ben

(Scotland, northern England) In, into.

Adverb

ben (not comparable)

(Scotland, Northern England) Inside.

Adjective

ben (comparative benner, superlative benmost)

Inner, interior.

Noun

ben (plural bens)

(Scotland, Northern England) Ben-room: The inner room of a two-room hut or shack (as opposed to the but).

Etymology 3

Noun

ben (plural bens)

A tree, Moringa oleifera or horseradish tree of Arabia and India, which produces oil of ben.

The winged seed of the ben tree.

The oil of the ben seed.

Synonyms

• (tree): drumstick tree, horseradish tree, moringa

Etymology 4

Noun

ben (uncountable)

(usually, capitalised) Son of (used with Hebrew and Arabic surnames).

Etymology 5

Noun

ben (plural bens)

A Scottish or Irish mountain or high peak.

Etymology 6

Adjective

ben (comparative benar, superlative benat)

(obsolete, UK, thieves) Alternative spelling of bene; good.

Anagrams

• EbN, NEB, NbE, Neb., neb

Source: Wiktionary


Ben, Ben" nut`. Etym: [Ar. ban, name of the tree.] (Bot.)

Definition: The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben. See Moringa.

Ben, adv. & prep. Etym: [AS. binnan; pref. be- by + innan within, in in.]

Definition: Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment. [Scot.]

Ben, n. Etym: [See Ben, adv.]

Definition: The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment. [Scot.]

Ben.

Definition: An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be. [Obs.]

Bene, Ben, n. Etym: [Native name.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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