- a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
- either of two books of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: I Sam., II Sam.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “name of God.”
Examples from the Web for samuel
The house decays around Amelia and Samuel, their world narrows and becomes mad, undealable with.
Samuel is not weapons-obsessed because he is the kind of young boy who gravitates to wars and fighting.
Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.
He died in a car crash on the way to the hospital where she gave birth to her son, Samuel (Noah Wiseman).
Amelia must do this every day in loving Samuel—who often appears as a reminder of the irreparable past and death of Oskar.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year
November 30, 2014
God calls children—I know he calls some, for he said, 'Samuel!Weighed and Wanting
But as to Samuel's return, that I can swear to, and so can Josiah.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
I put it that way, Samuel, because that's the only way you'll understand it.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Could she ever look upon Samuel without recollecting he was "asked of God?"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Samuel, like the rest, had felt the sudden apparition of this monitor.Heroes of the Telegraph
- a Hebrew prophet, seer, and judge, who anointed the first two kings of the Israelites (I Samuel 1–3; 8–15)
- either of the two books named after him, I and II Samuel
Word Origin and History for samuel
masc. proper name, Biblical judge and prophet, from Late Latin, from Greek Samouel, from Hebrew Shemiel, literally "the name of God," from shem "name" + El "God."