Good Samaritan
noun Date: 1679 Samaritan 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • good Samaritan — good sa·mar·i·tan / sə mar ə tən/ n [from the good Samaritan in the New Testament parable (Luke 10:30–37)]: one who voluntarily renders aid to another in distress although under no duty to do so Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • good samaritan — A good Samaritan is a persoon wh helps others in need …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • good Samaritan — n. a person who pities and helps another or others unselfishly: see Luke 10:30 37 …   English World dictionary

  • good Samaritan — noun a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble • Hypernyms: ↑benefactor, ↑helper * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G&S Etymology: after the good Samaritan in the Biblical parable (Lk 10:30 37) : one who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Good Samaritan — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Good Samaritan : singular Good Samaritan plural Good Samaritans a person who helps someone they do not know who is in trouble • Etymology: From the Bible story of the Good Samaritan who helped an injured man… …   English dictionary

  • good Samaritan — a person who gratuitously gives help or sympathy to those in distress. Luke 10:30 37. Also, Good Samaritan. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • good Samaritan — good′ (or Good′) Samar′itan n. bib a person who voluntarily gives help to those in distress or need. Luke 10:30–37 • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Good Samaritan — Good Sa maritan noun count a person who helps someone they do not know who is in trouble …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • good Samaritan — Synonyms and related words: Samaritan, aid, aider, assister, backer, befriender, benefactor, benefactress, benefiter, good person, help, helper, helping hand, jack at a pinch, ministering angel, ministrant, patron, succorer …   Moby Thesaurus

  • good Samaritan — /gʊd səˈmærətn/ (say good suh maruhtn) noun a person who is compassionate and helpful to one in distress. {Biblical, from Jesus parable of the man attacked by thieves; it was a despised Samaritan who stopped to give aid rather than the more… …   Australian English dictionary

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