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James

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noun \ˈjāmz\

Definition of James

  1. 1 :  an apostle, son of Zebedee, and brother of the apostle John according to the Gospel accounts

  2. 2 :  an apostle and son of Alphaeus according to the Gospel accounts —called also James the Less

  3. 3 :  a brother of Jesus traditionally held to be the author of the New Testament Epistle of James

  4. 4 :  a moral lecture addressed to early Christians and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table



Origin and Etymology of james

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *Jacomus, alteration of Late Latin Jacobus, Jacob Jacob


First Known Use: 13th century


James

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biographical name \ˈjāmz\

Definition of James

  1. name of 6 kings of Scotland & 2 kings of Great Britain: especially VI 1566–1625 of Scotland (reigned 1567–1603) or I of Great Britain (reigned 1603–25); II 1633–1701 (reigned 1685–88)




James

biographical name

Definition of James

  1. Henry 1811–1882 Am. philos.




James

biographical name

Definition of James

  1. Henry 1843–1916 son of prec. British (Am.-born) writer

Jamesian

play \ˈjām-zē-ən\ adjective



James

biographical name

Definition of James

  1. Jesse Woodson 1847–1882 Am. outlaw




James

biographical name

Definition of James

  1. P(hyllis) D(orothy) 1920–     Baroness James of Holland Park British writer




James

biographical name

Definition of James

  1. William 1842–1910 bro. of Henry (writer) Am. psychol. & philos.

Jamesian

play \ˈjām-zē-ən\ adjective



James

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geographical name \ˈjāmz\

Definition of James

  1. 1 or officially Dakota play \də-ˈkō-tə\ river 710 miles (1143 kilometers) North Dakota & South Dakota flowing S to Missouri River

  2. 2 river 340 miles (547 kilometers) Virginia flowing E into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads




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