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[sol-uh-muh n] /ˈsɒl ə mən/
fl. 10th century b.c., king of Israel (son of David).
an extraordinarily wise man; a sage.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • "But there were lions even in the temple of Solomon," cried Dorothea.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • What was Solomon White's association with the Boundary gang, she could only guess.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar.

  • He knew better than she the depth of Solomon White's commitments.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Solomon Grundy, now that he is older grown, does get a little heavy when I carry him quite a long ways.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
British Dictionary definitions for Solomon


10th century bc, king of Israel, son of David and Bathsheba, credited with great wisdom
Derived Forms
Solomonic (ˌsɒləˈmɒnɪk), Solomonian (ˌsɒləˈməʊnɪən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Solomon

masc. proper name, Biblical name of David's son, king of Judah and Israel and wisest of all men, from Greek Solomon, from Hebrew Sh'lomoh, from shelomo "peaceful," from shalom "peace." The Arabic form is Suleiman. The common medieval form was Salomon (Vulgate, Tyndale, Douai); Solomon was used in Geneva Bible and KJV. Used allusively for "a wise ruler" since 1550s. Related: Solomonic; Solomonian. The Solomon Islands were so named 1568 by Spanish explorers in hopeful expectation of having found the source of the gold brought to King Solomon in I Kings ix:29.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Solomon in Culture

Solomon definition

In the Old Testament, a Hebrew king, son and successor of David. The “wisdom of Solomon” is proverbial. Solomon is also known for his many wives, for his splendor and wealth, and for building the Temple at Jerusalem.

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