from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of American jazz musicians, including Henry (born 1918), known as "Hank,” a pianist best known as a member of the Columbia Broadcasting System house band (1959-1974); his brother Thaddeus Joseph (1923-1986), known as "Thad,” a cornetist, flugelhorn player, and composer who wrote extensively for Count Basie's orchestra; and his brother Elvin Ray (1927-2004), a drummer best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet (1960-1965).
  • Jones, Charles Martin Known as "Chuck.” 1912-2002. American animator and animation director who helped bring to life cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck for Warner Brothers. He won several Academy Awards for his cartoons.
  • Jones, Inigo 1573-1652. English architect who brought the Palladian classical style to England. He designed the Queen's House in Greenwich and the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall, London.
  • Jones, John Luther Known as "Casey.” 1864-1900. American locomotive engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train. The song "The Ballad of Casey Jones,” is about his death.
  • Jones, John Paul 1747-1792. Scottish-born American naval officer. In the American Revolution he raided the British coast and destroyed two warships (1779).
  • Jones, LeRoi See Imamu Amiri Baraka.
  • Jones, Mary Harris Known as "Mother Jones.” 1830-1930. Irish-born American labor leader and union organizer. She helped found (1905) the Industrial Workers of the World.
  • Jones, Quincy Delight Born 1933. American musician, composer, and record and television producer. Having spent the early part of his career as a member of several influential jazz bands, he is best known for his musical compositions for television and film.
  • Jones, Robert Tyre Known as "Bobby.” 1902-1971. American golfer who won (1930) the Grand Slam of golf, the amateur and open championships in the United States and Great Britain.

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  • proper n. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name John.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  • n. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
  • n. United States golfer (1902-1971)
  • n. one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
  • n. American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
  • n. English phonetician (1881-1967)


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