- fl. 10th century b.c., king of Israel (son of David).
- an extraordinarily wise man; a sage.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for solomon
In his preface, Solomon suggests that other movements can learn from this one.
By contrast, Solomon can tell us a great deal about what really changed the country—because at key moments, he was there.
Solomon had been contacted by MSF, to ask if he or the mother could help care for Anne Marie at the ETU.
It was the very day her father, Solomon, was discharged from the ETU.
During a night operation in the Solomon Islands in 1943, the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
Solomon, the Wise, decided to provide them with a magnificent home.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
"You mean old King Solomon was," he retrieved himself quickly.
Once, when she was gone, Martin idly hunted out the Song of Solomon.
Well, I'd let him set down a spell in Solomon's temple an' look round him.
No matter where I start, some way or another I al'ays git back to Solomon.
- 10th century bc, king of Israel, son of David and Bathsheba, credited with great wisdom
Word Origin and History for solomon
masc. proper name, Biblical name of David's son, king of Judah and Israel and wisest of all men, from Greek Solomon, from Hebrew Sh'lomoh, from shelomo "peaceful," from shalom "peace." The Arabic form is Suleiman. The common medieval form was Salomon (Vulgate, Tyndale, Douai); Solomon was used in Geneva Bible and KJV. Used allusively for "a wise ruler" since 1550s. Related: Solomonic; Solomonian. The Solomon Islands were so named 1568 by Spanish explorers in hopeful expectation of having found the source of the gold brought to King Solomon in I Kings ix:29.