• WordNet 3.6
    • n ben a mountain or tall hill "they were climbing the ben"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ben Franklin invented crop insurance.
    • n Ben (Zoöl) A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).
    • Ben An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be.
    • n Ben The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment.
    • Ben (Bot) The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben . See Moringa.
    • adv. & prep Ben Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The clock tower that supports the famous clock 'Big Ben' at the house of parliament in London, is 320 feet high. The bell from which the clock get it's name, weighs 13.5 tones.
    • ben In, into, or toward the inner apartment of a house; in or into the parlor. See ben, n.
    • n ben The inner apartment of a house; the parlor or “room” of a dwelling consisting of a but or outer room, used as a kitchen, and a ben or inner room, used as a parlor or chamber, access to the ben being originally through the but or kitchen. Sometimes from the ben another apartment, called the far-ben, is reached. The terms but and ben are now frequently applied to kitchen and parlor (or bedroom) of a two-roomed dwelling, even when they are on opposite sides of a little hall or passage. Hence, to live but and ben with any one is to occupy an apartment or series of apartments on the opposite side of the hall or passage from that occupied by him.
    • n ben A prayer; a petition.
    • n ben Obsolete or dialectal form of been.
    • n ben A mountain-peak: a word occurring chiefly in the names of many of the highest summits of the mountain-ranges which traverse Scotland north of the friths of Clyde and Forth: as, Ben Nevis, Ben Mac-Dhui, Ben Lawers, etc.
    • n ben The ben-nut, properly the ben-nut tree.
    • n ben See behen.
    • ben In mining, inward; toward the workings.
    • n ben In mining: The right to enter the mine and work. A workman may claim his ben, have his right to ears acknowledged, and delegate it to his boys.
    • n ben Hence— A day's work. The terms quarter-ben, half-ben, three-quarters-ben are used to denote the proportion of a man's darg, or day's output of mineral, which a youth is able or allowed to put out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, Uncle Ben's was the exclusive supplier of rice to the U.S. Armed Forces.
    • n Ben ben a mountain peak.
    • prep., adv Ben ben in toward the inner apartment of a house
    • n Ben the inner apartment of a house, as opposed to the But or kitchen through which one must generally pass first
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. binnan,; pref. be-, by + innan, within, in, in


In literature:

Ben's mother had died when he was fifteen years old and his father had never married again.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
Ben Wrail stared at it now, puffing at his cigar, listening to the radio.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
In truth, the mere idea of Mrs. Ben Wah smoking a cigar rouses in me impatient resentment.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Ben pardoned the deficiency, feeling that he would, notwithstanding, be well paid for his time.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
But there's no telling what will catch the tired business man, is there, Ben?
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
For Ben York was the distiller in Hodges' gang.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Just previous to Ben West's leaving Orangeville, a great farewell supper and dance was given him.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
He tried to get into a quarrel with Ben, but Ben would have nothing to do with him.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
I shall hate Ben Hunt as long as I live for it.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Ben's got two rabbit-skins tacked outside the window which'll have to come down.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
The two met on the car platform, and as the train moved off again, both came in to join Ben and Phil.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Had ben up Black Coulee way, an' it got dark on us.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
Cousin Ben striding along did not at first see the little girl, but at her calling "Cousin Ben, Cousin Ben," he stopped short.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
I swear to you, as I should wish to see Messhiach Ben David, that I want to earn no money.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
I have ben, why have I ben.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Mamma and Ben and Walt and dear little Joe should not suffer that she might keep it.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
How did it finish, Ben?
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
His name was Ben Cameron.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
It had been decided that Phil should accompany Dave and Ben to Crumville, he to remain with our hero at the Wadsworth mansion.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
He would not be put off, and together Ben and he moved into the opening, Ben holding up a new handkerchief as he walked.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer

In poetry:

His name was HASH BAZ BEN,
This 'bus-directing Jew.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"His name is HASH BAZ BEN,
This 'bus-directing Jew."
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ye maun hae a sicht 'at
Sees gay and far ben,
And a hert, for the micht o' 't,
Wad sair for nine men!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
By station home
And shearing shed
Ben Duggan cried, “Jack Denver’s dead!
Roll up at Talbragar!”
"Talbragar" by Henry Lawson
At Blackman’s Run
Before the dawn,
Ben Duggan cried, “Jack Denver’s gone!
Roll up at Talbragar!”
"Talbragar" by Henry Lawson
We do not know the day,
We do not know the hour,
But Two and Two shall meet again
By Ben Boyd’s Tower.
"Ben Boyd's Tower" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Ben Bracewell threw 43 pitches, had three or four strikeouts, gave up one unearned run and two hits in three innings during a recent scrimmage.
Enlarge Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. Elton John's ice cream flavor is made from "an outrageous symphony of decadent chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks.".
Monday April 2 2012 (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto).
Ben Stiller, Helena Bonham Carter, John Lasseter, David Yates and Warren Beatty were honored during the 19th annual Britannia Awards gala dinner at the Beverly Hilton on Nov 30.
Gazette Photo By David Taber Ben Mauer of web-design co-op Quilted and Allana Taranto of Ars Magna photography studio at work at Ad Hoc Studios, a Brookside Avenue space they share with other small arts-business owners.
In this July 25 file photo, Ben McAdams, left, greets Mayor Russ Wall of Taylorsville as "Republicans for Ben McAdams" hold a press conference on a median in the road in Murray.
Pella — Leland and Darla Van Kooten, of Leighton, Iowa, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Rae Van Kooten, to Ben Isaac De Bruin , son of Jerry and Jill De Bruin of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
UW associate head coach Greg Gard on Ben Brust .
Local youngsters learn about bugs during Ben Lomond Library's Story Hour this week.
Bernard "Ben" Buhr , 62, of Stevensville, Montana, formerly of Troy, Missouri, lost his fight with CJD on Monday, September 5, 2011, at the Fort Harrison Veterans Hospital in Helena.
Ben was born March 6, 1949, in Gary, Indiana, to Henry and Maxine Buhr .
DC United coach Ben Olsen has led his team to an Eastern more.
Ben Affleck's "The Town" is a wild, thrilling cops-and-robbers ride through some of the meanest streets of Boston that is derailed too often by over-the-top action sequences and story.
Jon Hamm, left, and Ben Affleck.
Lonny Vandenberg was the picture of confidence Tuesday as he prepared to board the cardboard-and-duct-tape boat he and his teammate designed for their Ben Lomond High School physics class' annual pool boat float.

In science:

At small density the relative density fluctuations become very large, as the clusters keep growing and compactifying, which invalidates the linear theory of . (ii) Ben-Naim et al. show that the behavior of a fluid of inelastic hard rods is described by the totally inelastic (sticky) gas.
Asymptotic Energy Decay in Inelastic Fluids
Dozor for supporting his research through a Dozor Fellowship at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. J.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
Department of Mathematics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P. O.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
Ben-Itzhak, T., Kaplan, S. and Teicher M., Identifying Half-Twists Powers and Computing its Root, preprint.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Cohen, R., Erez, K., ben-Avraham, D. and Havlin, S., 2001.
Random graphs as models of networks
Reuven Cohen, Keren Erez, Daniel ben Avraham, and Shlomo Havlin.
Random Geometric Graphs
To this end, the Ben Daniel-Duke equation is discretized, boundary conditions are discussed and scattering solutions are found by means of the transfer-matrix method for any arbitrary array of QDs.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
We consider the Ben Daniel-Duke equation with constant effective mass m∗ at the Γ valley for the electron envelope function χ(y , z).
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
Ben Daniel-Duke Hamiltonian for the electron envelope function. A careful analysis of the scattering solutions under appropriate boundary conditions (periodic and open along the lateral and longitudinal directions, respectively) allows us to obtain the two-channel conductance.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
I thank Asa Ben-Hur, Shmuel Fishman and Hava Siegelmann for a stimulating collaboration on complexity in analog computation, which inspired me to consider the problems studied in this paper. I also thank Ofer Zeitouni for making some comments.
On the universality of the probability distribution of the product $B^{-1}X$ of random matrices
Here we have ϕj (en )(x) = τ (ben ⊗ pIj (x)).
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
This work was supported by a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Directed Research Fund (Ben McMahon, PI).
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
We thank Emanuel Bertrand, Daniel Bonn, Harvey Dobbs, Yan Levin, Salima Rafa¨ı and Ben Widom for fruitful discussions.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
The results in were greatly generalized by Ben-Artzi and Nemirovski, where they were able to treat √−∆.
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I
To formulate the main theorem in this section, we exploit a result, which is a special case of Ben-Artzi and Nemirovsky[3, Theorem 4A].
Generalized eigenfunctions of relativistic Schroedinger operators I