American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
- James 1, Saint. Known as "the Great.” Died A.D. 44. One of the 12 Apostles. The son of Zebedee and brother of John, he preached in Spain and was martyred on his return to Judea.
- James 2, Saint. Known as "the Less.” Died c. A.D. 62. Traditionally regarded as the brother of Jesus, the author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and the first bishop of Jerusalem.
- James 3, Saint fl. first century A.D. One of the 12 Apostles.
- James, C(yril) L(ionel) R(obert) 1901-1989. Trinidadian author and historian noted for his Marxist writings and his novel Minty Alley (1936).
- James, Henry 1843-1916. American writer and critic whose works generally concern the confrontation of American and European culture. A pioneer in psychologically realistic fiction, he wrote numerous novels, such as The Bostonians (1886) and The Golden Bowl (1904).
- James, Jesse 1847-1882. American outlaw. After fighting in the Civil War as a Confederate guerrilla, he led a group of armed brigands that for 15 years robbed banks and trains in the West. He was murdered by a member of his own gang.
- James, William 1842-1910. American psychologist and philosopher. A founder of pragmatism and functionalism, he developed an approach to intellectual issues that greatly influenced American thought. His works include The Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sovereign; the sum of twenty shillings.
- n. biblical The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
- n. One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.
- n. A male given name popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.
- n. An English patronymic surname.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. William James, an American psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910). He was the brother of Henry James.
- n. Henry James, an American novelist and critic, born 1843, died 1916. He was the brother of William James.
- n. Saint James the Apostle, a disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of The Epistle of James in the New Testament.
- n. The James River, a tributary of the Missouri River.
- n. the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625)
- n. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
- n. writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
- n. a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
- n. United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
- n. a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
- n. a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
- n. a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
- n. United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)
- n. the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
- The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Old French James, from Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iacōb), from Classical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿăqōḇ). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin Iacomus, variant of Iacōbus, Iacobus; see Jacob. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All hail the REAL KING JAMES not the self destructing playoff collapse of the other King James if you know what I mean.”
“TOMI RAI BROWN, JAMES BROWN'S COMPANION: I know what James wanted, and that's what I'm fighting for.”
“ALAN GREEN, TREATED IN SAME FACILITY AT JAMES FREY: James contacted me and asked for my permission to use -- to bring me up in the book as a character.”
“JAMES CARVILLE, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: If Mrs. Clinton were to say, you know, Bill, James is coming in here, and he has got some things to say, and we ought to listen very carefully to what he says, well, believe you me, that's a pretty good endorsement.”
“FRANK JAMES, BROTHER OF DEAD CLIMBER: And the James family is deeply, deeply grateful for the rescue efforts to date.”
“JAMES DENT, ACTOR: Hi, I ` m James dent from "Desperate Housewives.”
“_~Many years ago McClure had~ ~James was the son of rich but~ ~Jas, as his college friends used to call~ ~McClure~ ~James~ Producing a revolver from his hip pocket, Herbert shot James McClure through the heart.”
“James, _William Wetmore Story and his Friends_, quoted, i. 228 _and note_ ; cited, 256 _note_  _James Adger_, The, American war-ship,”
“BALFOUR, ARTHUR JAMES (1848 -), British statesman, eldest son of James”
“JAMES are headlining this year's Solfest music festival. at the festival: Tim Booth, lead singer of James, who are headlining Solfest 2010”
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Immortal people after whom waterborne species were named. Most of them have been marine zoologists, I would guess.
e.g. Gates' goblet, Humphrey's buccinum, Turton's moon snail, etc.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Inspired by "Hottest Guys Names: A list by fjf."
Or maybe just some English names, I don't know.
(these can be given or surnames)
Looking for tweets for James.