the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Genesis 29, 30.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him.
a male given name.
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How to use Reuben in a sentence
The man who would come to be known as Roy Masters was born Reuben Obermeister in 1920s London.
“She was born into slavery,” Reuben said of her character, Elizabeth Keckley.
Seated between two fellow reporters I ordered a Reuben sandwich and sipped from a tall glass of ice water.
Reuben the oldest was told that he would not excel, because he had loved his father's concubine and committed a grievous sin.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
Thus Reuben learned of a peculiar tragedy, in a manner which no reading in itself could so well have taught him.
When Reuben spied the house on Mount Holyoke he realized then that he saw his first mountain.
It would have been hard for Reuben to say just why he found the Perdu so attractive.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
But it was the mother's opposition that loomed large in Reuben's eyes.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for Reuben
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
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