from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Mississippi, in the west-central part of the state. Originally a small trading post, it was chosen as capital in 1821 and named for Andrew Jackson. Population: 177,000.
- A city of western Tennessee northeast of Memphis. Settled in 1819, it is a processing and educational center. Population: 62,700.
- Jackson, Andrew Known as "Old Hickory.” 1767-1845. The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), who as a general in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans (1815). As president he opposed the Bank of America, objected to the right of individual states to nullify disagreeable federal laws, and increased the presidential powers.
- Jackson, Helen (Maria Fiske) Hunt 1830-1885. American writer known for Ramona (1884), a romantic novel concerning the injustices suffered by Native Americans.
- Jackson, Jesse Louis Born 1941. American civil rights leader and politician. A Baptist minister, he directed national antidiscrimination efforts (1966-1977) and sought the 1984 and 1988 Democratic presidential nominations. His concern for the oppressed and his dramatic oratory have attracted a large grass-roots constituency.
- Jackson, Joseph Jefferson Known as "Shoeless Joe.” 1889-1951. American baseball player who had a career batting average of .356, batting over .370 four times and .408 in 1911. In 1921 he and eight teammates from the Chicago White Sox were banned from baseball for life for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series.
- Jackson, Mahalia 1911-1972. American singer whose powerful performances and recordings, such as "Move on up a Little Higher” (1945), did much to popularize gospel music among general audiences.
- Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Known as "Stonewall.” 1824-1863. American Confederate general who commanded troops at both battles of Bull Run (1861 and 1862) and directed the Shenandoah Valley campaign (1862). He was accidentally killed by his own troops at Chancellorsville (1863).
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- proper n. A British patronymic surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829-1837).
- proper n. Michael Jackson, singer and entertainer (1958-2009).
- proper n. The capital of Mississippi.
- proper n. A 20-dollar banknote
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silly fellow.
- To bother; annoy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
- n. 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
- n. a town in south central Michigan
- n. United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
- n. United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885)
- n. United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)
- n. a town in western Tennessee
- n. English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
- n. a town in western Wyoming
- n. United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
- n. capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
From Jack + -son. (Wiktionary)