[ bents; English benz ]

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

Other definitions for benz- (2 of 2)


  1. variant of benzo- before a vowel: benzaldehyde. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Benz in a sentence

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

    Automobile Biographies | Lyman Horace Weeks
  • In 1883 he organized his business as Benz & Co., and produced his first vehicle in 1884.

    Automobile Biographies | Lyman Horace Weeks
  • In 1908 Willstatter and Benz produced pure chlorophyl and proved it to be a compound of magnesium.

    Woman and Socialism | August Bebel
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for Benz


/ (bɛnz, German bɛnts) /

  1. 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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