Definition of Jamestown

1. Noun. A former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607.

Generic synonyms: Hamlet, Village
Group relationships: Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia

Definition of Jamestown

1. Proper noun. The capital of the island Saint Helena. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jamestown

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James Ussher
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James Whitcomb Riley
James William Fulbright
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James Wyatt
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James tracts
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Jamestown weed
Jamestown weeds
Jamin Lebedeff system
Jammu and Kashmir
Jan Amos Komensky
Jan Christian Smuts
Jan Evangelista Purkinje

Literary usage of Jamestown

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

1. The Great South: A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian by Edward King (1875)
"jamestown, the first prominent Anglo- Saxon settlement on this continent, is to-day a melancholy nook where historic memories play at hide-and-seek among ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The next year he took out Lord Dcla- warr to jamestown, arriving just in time to prevent the entire colony, with the governor, Sir Thomas Dale, ..."

3. American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation by William Addison Blakely, Willard Allen Colcord (1911)
"OOO AGREED TO JUNE 29, 1906.1 That in aid of the said jamestown Tercentennial Exposition the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby ..."

4. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Bd. of jamestown exposition managers. 1607-1907: a descriptive catalogue of the Massachusetts exhibit of colonial books at the jamestown tercentennial ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1906)
"jamestown may be called the birthplace of the great American nation, for it is the first place where buildings were erected and homes secured, ..."

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