[ bents; English benz ]


  1. Karl, 1844–1929, German automotive engineer and manufacturer.


  1. variant of benzo- before a vowel:



/ bɛnts; bɛnz /


  1. BenzKarl (Friedrich)18441929MGermanTECHNOLOGY: engineerTECHNOLOGY: car designer Karl ( Friedrich ) (karl). 1844–1929, German engineer; designed and built the first car to be driven by an internal-combustion engine (1885)

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Example Sentences

Though the researchers focused mostly on Europe, Benz says that other continents probably also possess abundant underground heat that could be harnessed.

Benz and her colleagues analyzed the population size, heating demand and groundwater temperature at more than 6,000 locations, most of which were in Europe.

“Some consumers have had more of an opportunity to save over the past year than would be the case in normal times, which further contributes to the heightened demand and spending now,” Benz said.

Last year, outside of Benzema and SeSergiorio Ramos, who is two years older than Benz, no one scored more than four goals.

She returned this year, headlined the festivities, before heading to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Oklahoma City.

For years, he kept a Lamborghini and a silver Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in his living room.

He once kept a Lamborghini and a silver Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren—the one he later gave to his son—in his living room.

And Tesla does some development work for the Mercedes Benz B-Class electric program.

Spectators watch as models pass by during the Concept Korea show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Thursday.

His motor is a development of the Benz, with ignition improvement.

In 1883 he organized his business as Benz & Co., and produced his first vehicle in 1884.

In 1908 Willstatter and Benz produced pure chlorophyl and proved it to be a compound of magnesium.

A double seated valve is also used, as is the case in the Benz generator (Fig. 114).

One—two—three horrible seconds dragged by, and then the Daimler-Benz engine in the nose caught in a mighty thunder of sound.


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About This Word

What else does benz mean?

Frequently found in hip-hop lyrics, Benz is short for Mercedes-Benz, a German luxury car.

Where does benz come from?

Seen as symbols of wealth and success, luxury cars have long been a staple of hip-hop. Mercedes-Benz—founded in 1926 by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz—is no exception. Often referred to simply as Benz in lyrics, the car has made its way into countless tracks going back all the way to the 1980s.

In 2016, an analysis by British financial services company GoCompare determined that Mercedes-Benz was the most rapped about car brand. And it wasn’t even close: Topping out at 3,238 mentions in their sample, the German car got double that of its second-place competitor, Bentley.

Notable artists in the 2000s rapping about Benz include J. Cole, Mac Miller, DJ Khaled, and many, many others.

How is benz used in real life?

While Benz may be abundant in hip-hop, it’s also used in everyday speech and writing, maybe influenced by hip-hop.

On social media, people may drop Benz to show off their wheels, to admire the car, or to make a joke about the brand’s association with luxury.


This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.




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