Reuben

[ roo-buh n ]
/ ˈru bən /

noun

the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “behold a son.”

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for reuben

British Dictionary definitions for reuben

Reuben
/ (ˈruːbɪn) /

noun Old Testament

the eldest son of Jacob and Leah: one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 29:30)
the Israelite tribe descended from him
the territory of this tribe, lying to the northeast of the Dead Sea
Douay spelling: Ruben
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012