Samuel: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sam'y-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
  2. either of two books of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: I Sam., II Sam.
  3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “name of God.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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