Simon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sī'mun Fr. sē&sylpmôn' for 7), [key]
— n.
  1. the original name of the apostle Peter. Cf.
  2. Simon the Zealot, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4.
  3. one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
  4. a relative, perhaps a brother, of Jesus: sometimes identified with Simon the Canaanite. Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3.
  5. (“Simon Magus”) the Samaritan sorcerer who was converted by the apostle Philip. Acts 8:9–24.
  6. (“Simon Magus”) fl. 2nd century a.d.?, founder of a Gnostic sect and reputed prototype of the Faust legend: often identified with the Biblical Simon Magus.
  7. born 1913, French novelist: Nobel prize 1985.
  8. born 1916, U.S. social scientist and economist: Nobel prize 1978.
  9. 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer.
  10. born 1927, U.S. playwright.
  11. born 1942, U.S. singer, songwriter, and actor.
  12. a male given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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