- the inner or back room of a two-room cottage, especially when used as a combined parlor and bedroom.
- within; inside.
- inside; inner.
Origin of ben1
- the seed of a tropical tree, Moringa pterygosperma, that yields an oil (ben oil) used in manufacturing cosmetics and lubricating delicate machinery.
Origin of ben2
- a mountain peak; high hill: Ben Nevis.
Origin of ben3
- son of (used especially in Hebrew and Arabic names): Moses ben Maimon.
- a male given name, form of Benjamin.
Examples from the Web for ben
Ben is not Orthodox or particularly committed to adhering to traditional Jewish laws.
“I have a survivalist instinct,” said Ben, a 28-year-old New Yorker.
That quote has been misattributed to him since it first appeared in 1881, when Ben would have been 175 years old.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014
December 30, 2014
I made the film with my two best friends from high school, Ben Solomon and Filippo Chia.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Ben had drawn off his boots, and was firing them one after the other at the door.
"Nothing, only you locked the door by mistake," said Ben, coolly.
That he had reason for his distrust was proved by Ben Haley's movements.
Just then Ben Haley, looking from the window, saw some chickens in the yard.
Ben Haley meanwhile was rapidly stripping the chicken of its feathers.
- an inner room in a house or cottage
- in; within; inside; into the inner part (of a house)
- any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc: family Moringaceae
- the seed of such a tree
- Scot and Irish a mountain peak (esp in place names)Ben Lomond
Word Origin and History for ben
"mountain peak" in Celtic place names (especially of roughly pyramidal peaks standing alone), from Gaelic beinn, from Old Irish *benno- "peak, horn, conical point," from PIE root *bend- "projecting point."