[ sol-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈsɒl ə mən /
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fl. 10th century b.c., king of Israel (son of David).
an extraordinarily wise man; a sage.
a male given name.



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British Dictionary definitions for Solomon

/ (ˈsɒləmən) /


10th century bc, king of Israel, son of David and Bathsheba, credited with great wisdom

Derived forms of Solomon

Solomonic (ˌsɒləˈmɒnɪk) or Solomonian (ˌsɒləˈməʊnɪən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Solomon


In the Old Testament, a Hebrew king, son and successor of David. The “wisdom of Solomon” is proverbial. Solomon is also known for his many wives, for his splendor and wealth, and for building the Temple at Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem).

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