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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
Jaffa Tweet Definition of Jaffa Like Definition of Jaffa on Facebook
proper noun (or Yafo)
  1. A port in western Israel
Jaffna Tweet Definition of Jaffna Like Definition of Jaffna on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a city in northern Sri Lanka
Jaipur Tweet Definition of Jaipur Like Definition of Jaipur on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The state capital of Rajasthan (India).
Jakarta Tweet Definition of Jakarta Like Definition of Jakarta on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Indonesia.
Jam. Tweet Definition of Jam. Like Definition of Jam. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the book of James, an epistle in the New Testament of the Bible.
Jamaica Tweet Definition of Jamaica Like Definition of Jamaica on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Country in the Caribbean.
Jamaican Tweet Definition of Jamaican Like Definition of Jamaican on Facebook
  1. A person from Jamaica or of Jamaican descent.
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Jamaica, the Jamaican people or the Jamaican language.
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.
Jammu and Kashmir Tweet Definition of Jammu and Kashmir Like Definition of Jammu and Kashmir on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. State in northern India which has Srinagar as its capital.
Jan Mayen Tweet Definition of Jan Mayen Like Definition of Jan Mayen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A territory of Norway. Official name: Jan Mayen.
Japan Tweet Definition of Japan Like Definition of Japan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located the east of China, Korea and Russia.
Japanese Tweet Definition of Japanese Like Definition of Japanese on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (uncountable) the main language spoken in Japan.
I"ve been studying for three years, and I still can"t order pizza in Kyoto!
  1. (countable) a person living in or coming from Japan.
A will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
    • Note: this can also refer to someone of Japanese ancestry. Less frequently, someone of Japanese ancestry living in another country will be referred to by a similar pairing"e.g., Japanese-Taiwanese or Japanese-British.
    • Note: many people object to the usage of this sense in singular form, and it is now more frequent to see a person in or from Japan referred to by using the adjective Japanese. Rather than "a Japanese," you will frequently see "a Japanese person."''
  1. of or relating to Japan.
A saw is one that cuts on the pull stroke rather than on the push stroke.
In the United States, animation has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the last few years.
Jarrow Tweet Definition of Jarrow Like Definition of Jarrow on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A town on the River Tyne in north east England and part of the South Tyneside district of Tyne and Wear.
Jasper Tweet Definition of Jasper Like Definition of Jasper on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Persian, ) of Persian origin, an English variant of Caspar.
  2. one of the Magi, also known as Caspar.
Java Tweet Definition of Java Like Definition of Java on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island of Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago.
  2. (computing) The w:Java programming language, Java programming language (® Sun Microsystems, Inc.) An object-oriented computer programming language similar to C++.
Java Sea Tweet Definition of Java Sea Like Definition of Java Sea on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An inland sea north of the island of Java in Indonesia and is south of Borneo.
Jena Tweet Definition of Jena Like Definition of Jena on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a town in central Germany
  2. (given name, female), diminutive of Jennifer
Jer. Tweet Definition of Jer. Like Definition of Jer. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Jeremiah, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
Jericho Tweet Definition of Jericho Like Definition of Jericho on Facebook
  1. (colloquial) Place of retirement or concealment (see 2 Sam. 10:5).
proper noun 
  1. An ancient town in the West Bank.
Jersey Tweet Definition of Jersey Like Definition of Jersey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.
  2. A type of cow from Jersey.
  3. (colloquial) New Jersey.
Jerusalem Tweet Definition of Jerusalem Like Definition of Jerusalem on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Ancient city of Palestine and the current capital of Israel; a holy city for Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judeah), Christianity (Christ"s crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammad"s ascension to heaven).
Jewry Tweet Definition of Jewry Like Definition of Jewry on Facebook
noun (Jewries)
  1. Jews in general; the Jewish population of a locale.
Jinju Tweet Definition of Jinju Like Definition of Jinju on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea (hangul: �주�; hanja: ���)
Jodhpur Tweet Definition of Jodhpur Like Definition of Jodhpur on Facebook
proper noun (or Marwar)
  1. A city in Rajasthan, India.
Johannesburg Tweet Definition of Johannesburg Like Definition of Johannesburg on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The largest city of South Africa.
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
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).
Judea Tweet Definition of Judea Like Definition of Judea on Facebook
  1. The Roman rendition of Judah. Used after the fall of the Davidic dynasty and through the period as part of the Roman Empire.
1611 In the hundred fourscore and eighth year, the people that were at Jerusalem and in , and the council, and Judas, sent greeting and health unto Aristobulus, king Ptolemeus' master, who was of the stock of the anointed priests, and to the Jews that were in Egypt " 2 Maccabees 1:10 KJV.
Juneau Tweet Definition of Juneau Like Definition of Juneau on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Capital of Alaska, a state of the United States of America.
Jungfrau Tweet Definition of Jungfrau Like Definition of Jungfrau on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The highest mountain in the w:Bernese Alps, Bernese Alps, Switzerland
Jura Tweet Definition of Jura Like Definition of Jura on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A département of France.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
justice Tweet Definition of justice Like Definition of justice on Facebook
  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)

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