the inner or back room of a two-room cottage, especially when used as a combined parlor and bedroom.
within; inside.
inside; inner.
the seed of a tropical tree, Moringa pterygosperma, that yields an oil (ben oil) used in manufacturing cosmetics and lubricating delicate machinery.
a mountain peak; high hill:
Ben Nevis.
son of (used especially in Hebrew and Arabic names):
Moses ben Maimon.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.
Contemporary Examples

Bill & Chelsea Step Out Michael Daly November 8, 2011
Judge Me Not: Jonathan Dee’s ‘A Thousand Pardons’ Reviewed Benjamin Lytal March 12, 2013
Ben Silverman’s Next Act Kim Masters July 26, 2009
Sex on a Pile of Moon Rocks Lizzie Crocker July 18, 2011
Does Obama Have a Plan B? Adam S. Posen March 28, 2009

Historical Examples

Harper’s Young People, October 19, 1880 Various
Up the River Oliver Optic
Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
Up the River Oliver Optic
The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift

an inner room in a house or cottage
preposition, adverb
in; within; inside; into the inner part (of a house)
any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc: family Moringaceae
the seed of such a tree
(Scot & Irish) a mountain peak (esp in place names): Ben Lomond
Latin bene (well)


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