Meaning of “Samaritan” in the English Dictionary


"Samaritan" in English

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uk /səˈmær.ɪ.tən/ us /səˈmer.ə.t̬ən/
a good Samaritan

someone who gives help to people who need it

the Samaritans [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

in the UK, an organization you can call if you are very worried about something and need to talk to someone

[ C ] someone who works for the Samaritans:

He works as a Samaritan.

(Definition of “Samaritan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)