Words starting with j

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Meaning of Jacob

jacob means: (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

Meaning of Jacob

jacob means: French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)

Meaning of Jacob epstein

jacob epstein means: British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880-1959)

Meaning of Jacob harmensen

jacob harmensen means: Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)

Meaning of Jacob's ladder

jacob's ladder means: (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

Meaning of Jacob's ladder

jacob's ladder means: pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers

Meaning of Jacob's rod

jacob's rod means: asphodel having erect smooth unbranched stem either flexuous or straight

Meaning of Jacob's staff

jacob's staff means: desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

Meaning of Jacobean

jacobean means: any distinguished personage during the reign of James I

Meaning of Jacobean

jacobean means: of or relating to James I or his reign or times

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Meaning of Alumroot

alumroot means: any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera

Meaning of Aminoplast

aminoplast means: a plastic (synthetic resin) made from amino compounds; used as an adhesive and as a coating for paper and textiles

Meaning of Brown lemming

brown lemming means: of northwestern Canada and Alaska

Meaning of Colony

colony means: a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together

Meaning of Colony

colony means: (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

Meaning of Colony

colony means: a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

Meaning of Colony

colony means: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

Meaning of Colony

colony means: a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated

Meaning of Colony

colony means: one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

Meaning of Dutchman's-pipe

dutchman's-pipe means: hardy deciduous vine having large leaves and flowers with the calyx tube curved like the bowl of a pipe

Meaning of Ecumenical movement

ecumenical movement means: a movement aimed to promote understanding and cooperation among Christian churches; aimed ultimately at universal Christian unity

Meaning of Entrepreneurial

entrepreneurial means: willing to take risks in order to make a profit

Meaning of Entrepreneurial

entrepreneurial means: of or relating to an entrepreneur

Meaning of Ethicism

ethicism means: a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important

Meaning of Fraternise

fraternise means: be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy

Meaning of Frogman

frogman means: someone who works underwater

Meaning of Generally

generally means: without distinction of one from others

Meaning of Generally

generally means: usually; as a rule

Meaning of Generally

generally means: without regard to specific details or exceptions

Meaning of Genus tilapia

genus tilapia means: a genus of Cichlidae

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