Dictionary: BENE – BENZ

• BENE
adj. 1. 16C sl. – good
adj. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – well-to-do
n. c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – prayer, petition, boon; prayer to God
 
• BENEAN
prep. 1886 Eng. dial. – beneath
 
• BENEAPED
adj. 1825 Eng. dial. – of a vessel: stranded, left aground by the neap tide
 
• BENEATH
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dead and buried
adv. c1250 arch. – beneath the skies; in the world, on the earth
vb. 1895 Eng. dial. – to condescend, to lower oneself
 
• BENEATH THE SALT
phr. 1602 – at the lower part of the table; i.e. among the less honoured guests
 
• BENE BOUSE;  BENE BOWSE
n. M16 sl. – drink; literally, good liquor
 
• BENE-BOWSY
adj. M16 sl. – tipsy
 
• BENECKING
adj. 1705 obs. rare – bowing the neck, cringing
 
• BENE COVE
n. 17C sl. – a friend; literally, a good fellow
 
• BENE CULL
n. 19C sl. – a good fellow; a friend
 
• BENE DARKMANS!
int. M16 sl. – good night
 
• BENEDICENCE
n. 1881 rare – kindliness in speech
 
• BENEDICITE!
int. 1. c1374 – good gracious!
int. 2. 1377 – bless you!
 
• BENEDICK
n. E19 sl. – a married man, esp. a newly married man or a formerly confirmed bachelor who changes his mind
 
• BENEDICT
adj. 1576 obs. – good, blessed, benign, salutary
n. 1821 – a newly married man; an apparently confirmed bachelor who marries
 
• BENEDICTED
adj. 1623 obs. – blessed  
 
• BENEDICTION
n. 1. 1483 – kindly favour, grace
n. 2. 1671 – grace before or after meals
 
• BENEDICTOR
n. a1633 obs. – a eulogist, one who commends or praises, a well-wisher  
 
• BENEDIGHT
adj. a1300 arch. – blessed
 
• BENEEK
adj. 1. 1960s S. Afr. – bad-tempered, insane
adj. 2. 1960s S. Afr. – contrary, impossible
 
• BENEFACT
n. 1656 obs. – a good deed or benefit  
vb. 1594 obs. – to give in charity
 
• BENEFACTION
n. 1. a1662 – a doing good, kindly or generous action; an act of kindness
n. 2. 1674 – the bestowal of money for a charitable purpose
 
• BENEFACTORATE
vb. 1769 nonce word – to act the benefactor to
 
• BENEFACTORY
adj. 1744 – conferring a benefit; beneficial, advantageous
 
• BENEFACTRESS
n. 1711 – a female benefactor
 
• BENEFACTRICE
n. 1711 obs. rare – a female benefactor
 
• BENEFACTRIX
n. 1713 obs. rare – a female benefactor
 
• BENEFACTURE
n. 1713 obs. rare – benefaction, kindness  
 
• BENE-FAKER
n. 17C sl. – a counterfeiter, initially of documents, later of money
 
• BENE FEAKER
n. 17C sl. –  a counterfeiter of bills
 
• BENE-FEAKER OF GYBES
n. L17 sl. – a forger of passes and similar documents
 
• BENEFETER
n. c1449 obs. rare – a benefactor
 
• BENEFETOUR
n. c1449 obs. rare – a benefactor
 
• BENEFIC
adj. 1641 – kind
 
• BENEFICAL
adj. 1647 obs. – kind  
 
• BENEFICE
n. 1. 1340 obs. – a good deed, kindness, favour  
n. 2. c1380 obs. – a gift; a gratuity  
n. 3. 1424 obs. – favourable influence or operation; advantage, favour, protection, benefit
 
• BENEFICENCE
n. 1. 1531 – doing good; active kindness
n. 2. 1654 – a benefaction, a beneficent gift, deed, or work
 
• BENEFICENCY
n. 1576 obs. – doing good; active kindness  
 
• BENEFICENT
adj. 1. 1616 – doing good, kind
adj. 2. 1677 – advantageous
 
• BENEFICENTIAL
adj. 1869 – concerned with what is most beneficial to mankind
 
• BENEFICIAL
adj. 1526 obs. – doing good, kind  
 
• BENEFICIALNESS
n. 1528 obs. – doing good, kindness  
 
• BENEFICIE
n. c1449 obs. rare – benefit, beneficial influence, favour
 
• BENEFICIOUS
adj. 1535 obs. – doing good, performing kind  deeds
 
• BENEFIT
n. 1. 1377 arch. – a kind deed, a kindness; a favour, a gift
n. 2. 1377 obs. – a thing well done; a good or noble deed
n. 3. Bk1898 Sc. – wages paid in kind
n. 4. 1968 US sl. – any hardship or unpleasant feature of army life; used with obvious irony
 
• BENE-GYBE
n. 17C sl. – a counterfeiter
 
• BE NEITHER SUGAR NOR SALT
phr. 1855 – not likely to be injured by a wetting; not afraid of wet weather
vb. 1880 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to not be delicate or easily made ill
 
• BENE-MERENT
adj. 1656 obs. rare – well-deserving
 
• BENE MORT
n. M16 sl. – a pretty woman
 
• BEN-END
n. 1. 1892 Sc. – the best room in a house; hence, the best part of anything
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – the best part of anything
 
• BENE PECK
n. M16 sl. – good food
 
• BENEPLACIT
adj. 1678 obs. rare – pleased, satisfied
n. 1643 obs. rare – good pleasure, gracious purpose
 
• BENEPLACITURE
n. 1662 obs. rare – good pleasure, gracious purpose
 
• BENEPLACITY
n. 1643 obs. rare – good pleasure, gracious purpose
 
• BENESHIP
n. M16 sl. – something that is very good
 
• BENEUROUS
adj. 1483 obs. – happy, blessed  
 
• BENEURTE
n. 1480 obs. – happiness, blessedness  
 
• BENEVOLER
n. 1486 obs. rare – a well-wisher, a kind person
 
• BENEVOLIST
n. 1825 – a professor of benevolence
 
• BENEVOLOUS
adj. 1470 obs. – well-wishing, kind, friendly, benevolent  
 
• BENEW
adv. 1768 Sc. – beneath
 
• BE NEW OFF THE IRONS
vb. Bk1902 Sc. – to have just finished one’s course of study
 
• BENEWRED
adj. 1483 obs. – happy, blessed  
 
• BENEWRELY
adv. 1483 obs. – happily  
 
• BENFEAKER
n. 17C sl. – a counterfeiter of bills
 
• BEN-FEAKERS OF JYBES
n. 1612 criminals’ sl. – counterfeiters of passports
 
• BEN-FLAKE
n. M19 rhyming sl. – a steak
 
• BEN FRANKLIN
n. 1990 US sl. – a $100 note
 
• BENGAL BLANKET
n. 19C Anglo-Indian – the sun; a blue sky
 
• BENGAL LANCER
n. 2005 Sc. rhyming sl. for ‘chancer’ – an opportunity, esp. one who takes risks in pursuit of criminal gain
 
• BENGAL LANCERS
n. 1930s Aust. sl. – razor gangs
 
• BENGE
vb. 1. 1825 Eng. dial. – to drink to excess
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to lounge lazily
 
• BENGY
adj. 1851 Eng. dial. – cloudy, overcast
 
• BEN-HOUSE
n. Bk1898 Sc. – the inner or principal room
 
• BENIES
n. 1940s US college sl. – benefits, specifically those of the GI Bill that puts US service veterans through college for free
 
• BENIGHT
adv. 1642 obs. – by night
vb. 1. 1560 – to be overtaken by the darkness of night (before reaching a place of shelter)
vb. 2. 1621 – to blind, to dazzle; to deprive of vision
vb. 3. a1631 – to involve in darkness, to darken, to cloud
 
• BENIGHTED
adj. 1. 1575 obs. exc. Amer. dial. – overtaken by the darkness of the night; affected by the night
adj. 2. 1634 – involved in intellectual or moral darkness
 
• BENIGHTEN
vb. 1844 rare – to deprive of enlightenment
 
• BENIGHTER
n. 1818 – one who keeps others in darkness
 
• BENIGHTMENT
n. 1651 – physical, intellectual, or moral darkness
 
• BENIGN
adj. 1. c1320 – of a kind disposition, gracious, kindly
adj. 2. 1377 obs. – gentle, meek, humble
adj. 3. c1386 – of the weather: mild, genial
adj. 4. 1651 obs. – of food: easily digested
 
• BENIGNANCY
n. 1876 – kindness
 
• BENIGNANT
adj. 1. a1782 – cherishing or exhibiting kindly feeling towards inferiors or dependants; gracious, kind, benevolent
adj. 2. 1790 – of things: favourable, beneficial
 
• BENIGNATE
adj. 1533 obs. rare – of a kindly disposition, gracious, kindly
 
• BENIGNED
adj. 1470 obs. rare – of a kindly disposition, gracious, kindly
 
• BENIGNITY
n. 1. c1374 – kindly feeling and is manifestation; kindness of disposition, or of manner
n. 2. c1534 – a kindly or generous deed; a kindness, a favour bestowed
 
• BENIGNLY
adv. 1. c1380 – kindly, graciously
adv. 2. c1386 obs. – meekly, gently, humbly
adv. 3. a1687 – of things: genially, favourably, auspiciously
 
• BENIM
vb. 1. c890 obs. – to rob, to deprive, to bereave
vb. 2. a1000 obs. – to take away
vb. 3. c1250 obs. – to rob, to spoil, to ravish
 
• BENIMMED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – taken hastily upon the sly
 
• BENIMMING
n. a1400 obs. – the taking away
 
• BEN-INNO
adv. 1790 Sc. – within or beyond
 
• BENISON
n. 1. a1300 – blessing, beatitude; that blessing which God gives; a giving of blessedness
n. 2. a1300 obs. – grace before a meal
n. 3. c1450 obs. – disposition to bless; graciousness, grace, kindness
 
• BENJAMIN
n. 1. E19 sl. – a coat
n. 2. Bk2007 US sl. – a $100 note

• BENJAMINS
n. 2003 US sl. – money in general
 
• BENJEL
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a heap, a considerable quantity
 
• BENJI;  BENJIE
n. 1. 19C sl. – a coat
n. 2. 1985 US sl. – a $100 note
 
• BENJO
n. 1988 Aust. sl. – a toilet
 
• BENJORAM
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a liberal supply; a large plateful of food
 
• BENJY
n. 1. E19 sl. – a coat
n. 2. 1883 Eng. dial. – a straw hat; generally one with a very broad brim
 
• BENK
n. c1200 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a bench of any kind, esp. one made of stone
 
• BENKLE
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a dimple
vb. Bk1898 Sc. – to dent, to dimple
 
• BENKLED
adj. 1891 Sc. – of a tin can: dented
 
• BENLINS
adv. Bk1911 Sc. – towards the interior of a house
 
• BENMOST
adj. 1820 Sc. – innermost
 
• BENNER
adj. 1785 Sc. – inner
n. Bk2007 UK sl. – a £10 note or the sum of ten pounds
 
• BENNERMOST
adj. 1790 Sc. – innermost
 
• BENNETT BUGGY
n. 1987 Can. sl. – a car converted to a four-wheel, horse-drawn carriage by removal of the engine, drive train and windshield (in depression times); later, any broken-down car
 
• BEN NEVIS
n. 2002 UK sl. – a long prison sentence
 
• BENNIE
n. 1. 1949 sl., orig. US – an amphetamine; a Benzedrine™ tablet
n. 2. 1964 US sl. – a female prostitute’s customer who prefers to perform oral sex on the prostitute
n. 3. Bk1975 US sl. – the shoe width B
n. 4. 1980s UK sl. – a foolish, clumsy person; a misfit
n. 5. M20 US sl. – a state of intoxication from Benzedrine™
 
• BENNIE GOD
n. 1965 US sl. – the sun
 
• BENNISH
adj. 17C sl. – foolish
 
• BENNY
n. 1. 1812 US sl. – an overcoat
n. 2. 1920s US sl. – a person, a fellow
n. 3. 1922 sl., orig. nautical – a straw hat
n. 4. Bk1944 services’ sl. – a break in formation during which a soldier can rest or smoke
n. 5. Bk1944 services’ sl. – a sloppy soldier
n. 6. 1949 sl., orig. US – an amphetamine; a Benzedrine™ tablet
n. 7. Bk1975 US sl. – the shoe width B
n. 8. 1980s UK sl. – a foolish, clumsy person; a misfit
n. 9. 20C US sl. – a Jew
n. 10. M20 US sl. – a state of intoxication from Benzedrine™
 
• BENNY-HEAD
n. 1940s drug culture sl. – a Benzedrine user

• BENNY HILL
n. 1990s UK rhyming sl. – a till or cash box
 
• BE NOBODY’S NECK
vb. 1867 Eng. dial. – to be nobody’s business, to be of no consequence
 
• BE NO MORE
vb. 20C euphemism & colloq. – to die
 
• BENORTH
adv. 1087 obs. – to the north
prep. 1387 obs. exc. Sc. – north of
 
• BE NOT AS GREEN AS ONE IS CABBAGE-LOOKING
phr. 20C colloq. – be less than a fool than might be assumed
 
• BENOTE
vb. 1. a1100 obs. – to  use, to make use of
vb. 2. 1767 – to make notes upon
 
• BENOTHING
vb. 1674 obs. rare – to reduce to nothing; to annihilate
 
• BENOTTE
vb. 1594 obs. rare – to crop or cut close
 
• BEN-ROOM
n. 1891 Sc. – the best room in a house
 
• BENSE
adv. Bk1898 Sc. – violently
n. 1. Bk1911 Sc. – a violent movement; a blow, spring, strong push
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – vigour, energy
vb. 1. Bk1911 Sc. – to bounce
vb. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – to walk or move violently
 
• BENSEL
n. 1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – strong bent or determination; impetus of a body in motion
vb. 1674 Eng. dial. – to drive, to know about; to bang, to beat
 
• BENSELL
n. 1. Bk1911 Sc. – a place exposed to the violence of the storm
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – a heavy blow; a violent or sudden movement; violence of storm, etc.
n. 3. Bk1911 Sc. – a severe rebuke.
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to beat; to bang  
 
• BENSHIP
n. M16 sl. – something that is very good
 
• BENSIE
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to strike vigorously 
 
• BENSIL
n. 1. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a heavy blow; any sudden or violent motion; violence of storm, fire, etc. 
n. 2. Bk1898 Sc. – a place exposed to the violence of the storm 
n. 3. Bk1898 Sc. – a severe rebuke 
vb. 1. 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to thrash, to beat soundly; to bang; to drive away 
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to surpass, to outdo 
 
• BENSILER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – anything very large 
 
• BENSILING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – of persons: rough, awkward, overbearing 
 
• BENSILLING
adj. 1894 Sc. & Eng. dial. – sharp, biting 
n. 1863 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a thrashing, a beating 
 
• BENSIN
adj. Bk1898 Sc. – vigorous, bouncing 
 
• BENSING
adj. 1. Bk1911 Sc. – bouncing, vigorous 
adj. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – of a bow: full bent 
n. Bk1911 Sc. – the showing of great vigour in walking, working, etc. 
 
• BENSNICKEL
n. 1948 Amer. dial. – St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or St. Nicholas’ servant whose duty it was to punish naughty children or reward good ones 
 
• BENSOME
adj. 1809 Sc. – quarrelsome 
 
• BENSY
vb. c1315 obs. rare – to sanctify, to hallow, to purify 
 
• BENT
adj. 1. c1330 obs. – levelled or aimed as a weapon; braced or wound up for action; crouched for a spring 
adj. 2. 1548 obs. – determined, resolute, devoted, inclined 
adj. 3. 1833 Amer. dial. – partially or thoroughly drunk 
adj. 4. 1885 Eng. dial. – bleak 
adj. 5. 1914 sl., orig. US – crooked, larcenous; dishonest, corrupt
adj. 6. 1930 sl. orig. US – stolen
adj. 7. 1959 sl., derogatory – homosexual 
adj. 8. Bk1975 US sl. – having very little money; nearly broke
adj. 9. Bk2007 US sl. – angry, furious
n. 1. 1521 obs. – a piece bent into a curve; a bow 
n. 2. 1572 obs. – a curved part, a bend, a crook 
n. 3. 1579 obs. – that towards which an action, etc. is directed; aim, purpose, intention 
n. 4. 1581 obs. – impetus, concentrated energy 
n. 5. 1584 obs. – inclination, bowing, stooping, nodding 
n. 6. 1814 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the slope or hollow of a hill, a hillside 
 
• BENT BROW
n. c1380 obs. – an arched eyebrow 

• BENT EIGHT
n. Bk1975 US sl., chiefly hot-rodding usage – a car with an eight-cylinder engine; an eight-cylinder engine
 
• BEN-THE-HOOSE
adv. Bk1911 Sc. – in the parlour 
n. Bk1911 Sc. – the best or inner part of a house 
 
• BENTLY
adv. 1645 obs. – determinedly, with set purpose 
 
• BENTO
n. 1949 Amer. dial. – a coffin, esp. a homemade or inexpensive one 
 
• BENT WRIST
n. 1950s sl., orig. US – a male homosexual
 
• BENTY BOWS
n. Bk1911 Sc. – ? bandy-legs 
 
• BENUMB
vb. 1789 – to paralyze 
 
• BE NUTS OVER
vb. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – to be infatuated over 
 
• BENWARD
adv. c1475 Sc. – towards the interior of a house 
 
• BENZEL
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a heap, a considerable quantity 
 
• BENZINE WAGON
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – an automobile; a truck


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