Definition of James

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: James Iv
Group relationships: Stuart
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

2. Noun. The last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701).
Exact synonyms: James Ii
Group relationships: Stuart
Generic synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain

3. Noun. 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).
Exact synonyms: James I, King James, King James I
Group relationships: Stuart
Generic synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain

4. Noun. 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).
Exact synonyms: Jesse James
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw

5. Noun. United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910).
Exact synonyms: William James
Generic synonyms: Philosopher, Psychologist

6. Noun. Writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916).
Exact synonyms: Henry James
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

7. Noun. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament.
Exact synonyms: Saint James, Saint James The Apostle, St. James, St. James The Apostle
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Apostle, Saint

8. Noun. A river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads.
Exact synonyms: James River
Group relationships: Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia
Generic synonyms: River

9. Noun. A river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri.
Exact synonyms: James River
Group relationships: Nd, North Dakota, Peace Garden State, Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, Sd, South Dakota
Generic synonyms: River

10. Noun. A New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle.
Exact synonyms: Epistle Of James
Generic synonyms: Epistle
Group relationships: New Testament

Definition of James

1. Proper noun. (biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James. ¹

2. Proper noun. (biblical character) One of two Apostles, w:James the Greater James the Greater and w:James the Less James the Less, often identified with w:James the Just James, brother of Jesus. ¹

3. Proper noun. (given name male from=Hebrew ) popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surname A=An English patronymic from=given names) ¹

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Definition of James

1. a short crowbar [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of James

Jamaica sorrel
Jamaican Creole
Jamaican Maroon Spirit Possession Language
Jamaican capital
Jamaican cherry
Jamaican dollar
Jamaican vomiting sickness
Jamalpur District
James's powder
James-Lange theory
James A. Garfield
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Abraham Garfield
James Agee
James Albert Michener
James Alfred Van Allen
James Arthur Baldwin
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
James Augustus Henry Murray
James Augustus Murray
James Baldwin
James Barrie

Literary usage of James

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest by Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1853)
"ANNE OF DENMARK, QUEEN-CONSORT OF james THE FIRST, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. CHAPTER I. Anna, or Anne of Denmark, first queen-consort of Great ..."

2. Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts: Including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"THE reign of james the First is eminently deficient in matters of stirring and general ... The peaceable career of james, and his unwarlike character, ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by John Calvin Metcalf (1909)
"james MADISON [1751—1836] EDGAR DAWSON james MADISON, famous as the father of the Federal Constitution, was a member of the landed aristocracy which ..."

4. Historical account of the most celebrated voyages, travels, and discoveries by William Fordyce Mavor (1796)
"VOYAGE OF - CAPTAIN james, FOR THE DISCOVERY • FA NORTH-WEST PASSAGE TO INDIA. THE love of gain will ever be the moft active ..."

5. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1917)
"TO james OTIS, SENR BOSTON, June the I7th, 1743. HONOURED SIR, — I wrote to you the nth Currant, but omitted Some Things which I Shall now enumerate viz. ..."

6. Collections for a History of Staffordshire by Staffordshire Record Society (1901)
"1 james 1. William Willoughby and Ellen remitted all right to the complainants and to the ... 1 james I. Koger remitted all right tc William and his heirs, ..."

7. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1888)
"THE LETTERS OF RADCLIFFE AND james. 1755-1783- i. ... DEAR james, If thou was not a person of so very great consequence, I would take the liberty to abuse ..."

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