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 Acrocomia aculeata

acrocomia aculeata means: tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts

Meaning of Blab out

blab out means: divulge confidential information or secrets

Meaning of Black knot

black knot means: disease of plum and cherry trees characterized by black excrescences on the branches

Meaning of Briefing

briefing means: detailed instructions, as for a military operation

Meaning of Carya myristicaeformis

carya myristicaeformis means: hickory of southern United States and Mexico having hard nutmeg-shaped nuts

Meaning of Crusty

crusty means: brusque and surly and forbidding

Meaning of Crusty

crusty means: having a hardened crust as a covering

Meaning of Desert tortoise

desert tortoise means: burrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates

Meaning of Fish lure

fish lure means: (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers

Meaning of Fortunate

fortunate means: presaging good fortune

Meaning of Fortunate

fortunate means: supremely favored

Meaning of Fortunate

fortunate means: having unexpected good fortune

Meaning of Genus phascogale

genus phascogale means: pouched mice

Meaning of Haemosporidia

haemosporidia means: an order in the subclass Telosporidia

Meaning of Hold over

hold over means: intimidate somebody (with a threat)

Meaning of Hold over

hold over means: hold over goods to be sold for the next season

Meaning of Hold over

hold over means: hold back to a later time

Meaning of Hold over

hold over means: continue a term of office past the normal period of time

Meaning of Hold over

hold over means: keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time

Meaning of Jabber

jabber means: rapid and indistinct speech

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