Simeon

[sim-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:33.
  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
  3. a devout man of Jerusalem who praised God for letting him see the infant Jesus. Luke 2:25–35.Compare Nunc Dimittis(def 1).
  4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “harkening.”
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Examples from the Web for simeon

Contemporary Examples of simeon

  • Speech,” Simeon declares, “is but the mechanical result of certain adjustments of the vocal organs.

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    The Lure of Realism

    Taylor Antrim

    September 8, 2010

Historical Examples of simeon

  • "Just as if he was hailin' a horse car," described Simeon afterward.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • For some minutes Simeon remained where he was, thinking and surmising.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Simeon spun around, as he said afterwards, "like a young one's pinwheel."

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Nothin' that me or Simeon could say would make him change the course a point.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Simeon was just behind me and he darted forward with outstretched hand.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for simeon

Simeon

noun
    1. Old Testamentthe second son of Jacob and Leah
    2. the tribe descended from him
    3. the territory once occupied by this tribe in the extreme south of the land of Canaan
  1. New Testament a devout Jew, who recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah and uttered the canticle Nunc Dimittis over him in the Temple (Luke 2:25–35)
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Word Origin and History for simeon

Simeon

masc. proper name, Biblical second son of Jacob and Leah; also a tribe of Israel; see Simon.

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