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Ebenezer

[eb-uh-nee-zer]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”
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  • Why, that brother of hers—Ebenezer Samuels, seems to me his name was.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Bulletins from Ebenezer more encouraging every day, and no squalls in sight.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "It's a cold day when Phil loses a chance for a joke," says Ebenezer.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • So we done it, and Ebenezer acted even more surprised than Peter.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • There was one old chap that we'll call Dillaway—Ebenezer Dillaway.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln


Word Origin and History for ebenezer

Ebenezer

masc. proper name, sometimes also the name of a Protestant chapel or meeting house, from name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (I Sam. vii:12), from Hebrew ebhen ezar "stone of help," from ebhen "stone" + ezer "help."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper