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Jackson Tweet Definition of Jackson Like Definition of Jackson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A British patronymic surname derived from Jack
  2. A male given name derived from the surname
     
Jacob Tweet Definition of Jacob Like Definition of Jacob on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
  2. (given name, male, , ) .
     
Jacobs Tweet Definition of Jacobs Like Definition of Jacobs on Facebook
noun (sometimes Jacob's)
  1. testicles
     
jakes Tweet Definition of jakes Like Definition of jakes on Facebook
noun 
  1. A privy.
     
James Tweet Definition of James Like Definition of James on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Epistle of James)
  1. (biblical) A book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
  2. (biblical) Two Apostles, and other characters in the New Testament.
  3. (given name, male, , )
  4. An English surname derived from the given name.
     
Jameson Tweet Definition of Jameson Like Definition of Jameson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) A Scottish and Northern Irish patronymic surname derived from the given name James.
     
jansky Tweet Definition of jansky Like Definition of jansky on Facebook
noun (jansk, ies)
  1. A non-SI unit measuring electromagnetic flux equal to 10-26 watts per square meter per hertz. The symbol for jansky is Jy.
     
jaspers Tweet Definition of jaspers Like Definition of jaspers on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, jasper)
     
Jay Tweet Definition of Jay Like Definition of Jay on Facebook
noun See jay proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), nickname for James, Jason, or for any male name beginning with a "J" .
  2. (given name, female), nickname of names beginning with a "J"; or from the jay bird.
     
Jean Tweet Definition of Jean Like Definition of Jean on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) Hypocoristics: Jeanie, Jeannie.
     
jeans Tweet Definition of jeans Like Definition of jeans on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, jean)
  2. (pluralonly) A pair of trousers made from denim cotton, normally dyed dark blue.
     
Jefferson Tweet Definition of Jefferson Like Definition of Jefferson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname
  2. w:Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826); the third president, President of the United States (1801"1809), principal author of the US w:Declaration of independence, Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential founders of the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Embargo Act of 1807, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804"1806).
     
Jeffrey Tweet Definition of Jeffrey Like Definition of Jeffrey on Facebook
proper noun (or Jeffery, diminutive Jeff)
  1. A male given name; variant of Geoffrey
     
Jerome Tweet Definition of Jerome Like Definition of Jerome on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
JFK Tweet Definition of JFK Like Definition of JFK on Facebook
initialism 
  1. w:John Fitzgerald Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (US president)
  2. w:John F. Kennedy International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport
     
Joachim Tweet Definition of Joachim Like Definition of Joachim on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. The father of Virgin Mary in apocryphal gospels.
  2. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ), always rare in English.
     
Joan Tweet Definition of Joan Like Definition of Joan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), a medieval feminine form of John via Latin Johanna.
     
John Tweet Definition of John Like Definition of John on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Gospel of John)
  1. (given name, male) very popular since the Middle Ages.
  2. (biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and w:John the Apostle, John the Apostle, identified with w:John the Evangelist, John the Evangelist.
  3. (biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
  4. (biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
  5. (colloquial) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
  6. (colloquial) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
     
John Hancock Tweet Definition of John Hancock Like Definition of John Hancock on Facebook
noun 
  1. (idiom) One's signature.
    Please put your on the dotted line to close the deal.
     
Johns Tweet Definition of Johns Like Definition of Johns on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English patronymic surname derived from John
  2. Plural of John
::There were three Johns at that workplace.      
Johnson Tweet Definition of Johnson Like Definition of Johnson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Scottish patronymic surname derived from the given name John
  2. a male given name derived from the surname
  3. any of several place names in the United States founded by people with the surname
  4. (slang) the penis
     
Johnston Tweet Definition of Johnston Like Definition of Johnston on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish habitational surname from a place in Dumfriesshire
  2. An English surname, variant of Johnson
     
Jones Tweet Definition of Jones Like Definition of Jones on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name Jon or John
     
Jonson Tweet Definition of Jonson Like Definition of Jonson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English patronymic surname derived from John; a variant of Johnson
     
Jordan Tweet Definition of Jordan Like Definition of Jordan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. (rivers) A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
  3. (given name, male).
  4. (given name, female).
     
Joseph Tweet Definition of Joseph Like Definition of Joseph on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
  2. (context, Christianity) The husband of Virgin Mary in the New Testament.
  3. (context, Christianity) w:Joseph of Arimathea, Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
  4. (given name, male, , )
     
Josephine Tweet Definition of Josephine Like Definition of Josephine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from French, ) ,derived from the French Joséphine, feminine form of Joseph.
     
joule Tweet Definition of joule Like Definition of joule on Facebook
noun 
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of energy, work and heat; the work required to exert a force of one newton for a distance of one metre. Also equal to the energy of one watt of power for a duration of one second. Symbol: J
     
Joyce Tweet Definition of Joyce Like Definition of Joyce on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Irish surname
  2. (given name, female), associated by folk etymology with joy and rejoice
     
justice Tweet Definition of justice Like Definition of justice on Facebook
noun 
  1. the state of being just or fair
  2. the ideal of fairness, esp. with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing (justice was served)
  3. punishment of a person who wronged one (to demand justice)
  4. (also attrib.) the civil power dealing with law (Ministry of Justice; the justice system)
  5. a judge of certain courts; also as a title (Chief Justice; puisne justice; Mr. Justice Krever)
     
juvenal Tweet Definition of juvenal Like Definition of juvenal on Facebook
noun 
  1. A juvenal bird.
  2. (obsolete) A juvenile.
adjective 
  1. Of a young bird, that has its first flying plumage.
     

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