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Jack Tweet Definition of Jack Like Definition of Jack on Facebook
noun 
  1. (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) .
     
Jackie Tweet Definition of Jackie Like Definition of Jackie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, , ) Variant spelling of Jacky.
  2. (given name, male, , ) A diminutive form of Jack.
     
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
     
Jacky Tweet Definition of Jacky Like Definition of Jacky on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) Diminutive of the male given name Jack.
  2. (given name, female, , ) Diminutive of the female given name Jacqueline and its variant spellings.
     
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, , ) .
     
Jacqueline Tweet Definition of Jacqueline Like Definition of Jacqueline on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ), borrowed from the French feminine form of Jacques (Jacob or James).
     
Jacques Tweet Definition of Jacques Like Definition of Jacques on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) occasionally borrowed from French.
     
Jake Tweet Definition of Jake Like Definition of Jake on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , )
     
Jamal Tweet Definition of Jamal Like Definition of Jamal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male or female given name, from an Arabic word meaning beauty
     
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.
     
Jamie Tweet Definition of Jamie Like Definition of Jamie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Scottish male given name, diminutive of James.
  2. (given name, female) derived from James,of modern American usage
     
Jan Tweet Definition of Jan Like Definition of Jan on Facebook
proper noun (rfc-level, Proper noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. (given name, female), a nickname of Janet and Janice.
  2. (dated) (given name, male), derived from the Old French Jehan (John)
= abbreviation or Jan.
  1. January
     
Jane Tweet Definition of Jane Like Definition of Jane on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ); a feminine form of John.
     
Jasmine Tweet Definition of Jasmine Like Definition of Jasmine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Persian, ) from the English noun jasmine, or from the corresponding Arabic given name Yasmin
     
Jason Tweet Definition of Jason Like Definition of Jason on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Greek mythology) leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.
  2. (given name, male) very popular in the English-speaking world in the 1970s and the 1980s.
     
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.
     
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.
     
Jeff Tweet Definition of Jeff Like Definition of Jeff on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male); dimunitive of Jeffrey or Jeffery.
     
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
     
Jennie Tweet Definition of Jennie Like Definition of Jennie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), variant of Jenny, a diminutive of Jane and Jennifer.
     
Jennifer Tweet Definition of Jennifer Like Definition of Jennifer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Welsh, ) very popular in all English-speaking countries during the latter half of the twentieth century..
     
Jeremiah Tweet Definition of Jeremiah Like Definition of Jeremiah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (given name, male)
     
Jeremy Tweet Definition of Jeremy Like Definition of Jeremy on Facebook
proper noun (plural Jeremys)
  1. (given name, male), English form of Jeremiah.
     
Jerome Tweet Definition of Jerome Like Definition of Jerome on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Jess Tweet Definition of Jess Like Definition of Jess on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ) A short form of the male given name Jesse.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) A short form of the female given name Jessica.
     
Jesse Tweet Definition of Jesse Like Definition of Jesse on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) the father of King David
     
Jessica Tweet Definition of Jessica Like Definition of Jessica on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) Diminutives: Jess, Jessie.
     
Jessie Tweet Definition of Jessie Like Definition of Jessie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a pet form of Janet and Jessica.
  2. (given name, male), an American spelling variant of Jesse.
     
Jesus Tweet Definition of Jesus Like Definition of Jesus on Facebook
proper noun (es, -)
  1. Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians name Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah.
  2. A male given name, especially in Spanish culture.
     
Jethro Tweet Definition of Jethro Like Definition of Jethro on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name of Biblical derivation
     
jewel Tweet Definition of jewel Like Definition of jewel on Facebook
noun 
  1. A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
  2. A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.
  3. (figuratively) Anything considered precious or valuable.
Galveston was the of Texas prior to the hurricane.
     
Jill Tweet Definition of Jill Like Definition of Jill on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, )
  2. generic use for any female (as Sheila in Australian English), especially paired (since the 15th c., compare Ienken and Iulyan) with the male Jack; also in the compound jillstrap (also shortened as jill), the female counterpart of a jockstrap
  3. A young woman; a sweetheart; like the variant spelling Gill it was also associated with various assertive uses of the term flirt, as in flirtgigg (used by William Shakespeare for a 'woman of light or loose behavior').
  4. A term used to describe your right hand, usually hinting at masturbation.
     
Jim Tweet Definition of Jim Like Definition of Jim on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a shortened form of James.
     
Jimmy Tweet Definition of Jimmy Like Definition of Jimmy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ), a diminutive of Jim or James.
  2. (CockneyRS?) Shortened from of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.
     
Jo Tweet Definition of Jo Like Definition of Jo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Josephine, Joan or Joanna. Often used in conjoined names such as Jo Ann or Mary Jo.
  2. (rare) (given name, male), variant spelling of Joe, diminutive of Joseph.
     
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.
     
Joanne Tweet Definition of Joanne Like Definition of Joanne on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), variant of Joan, often spelled Jo Ann or Jo Anne, as if a combination of Jo and Ann
     
Job Tweet Definition of Job Like Definition of Job on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Job)
  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. (given name, male)
  3. An Old Testament character.
     
Jocelyn Tweet Definition of Jocelyn Like Definition of Jocelyn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (dated) (given name, male).
  2. (given name, female).
     
Jodi Tweet Definition of Jodi Like Definition of Jodi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a pet form of Judith or Jo.
     
Jody Tweet Definition of Jody Like Definition of Jody on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Joe ( =Joseph).
  2. (given name, female), variant of Judy or Jo.
     
Joe Tweet Definition of Joe Like Definition of Joe on Facebook
noun 
  1. (informal) A male; a guy; a fellow
I'm just an ordinary .
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ).
     
Joel Tweet Definition of Joel Like Definition of Joel on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Joel)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. An Old Testament prophet, a son of Samuel
     
Johanna Tweet Definition of Johanna Like Definition of Johanna on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) occasionally used in English.
     
Johannes Tweet Definition of Johannes Like Definition of Johannes on Facebook
noun 
  1. a former Portuguese gold coin.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ), Latin form of John.
     
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.
     
Jon Tweet Definition of Jon Like Definition of Jon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Jonathan, or a re-spelling of John.
     
Jonah Tweet Definition of Jonah Like Definition of Jonah on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Jonah)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. (nautical, slang) A person who brings a ship bad luck.
  4. (slang, by extension of the nautical sense) Any person or object that is deemed to cause bad luck; a jinx.
     
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.
     
Josh Tweet Definition of Josh Like Definition of Josh on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A diminutive form of the male given name Joshua.
     
Joshua Tweet Definition of Joshua Like Definition of Joshua on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (biblical) The son of Nun, Judge of Israel following Moses; author of the Book of Joshua.
  3. (given name, male)
     
Josiah Tweet Definition of Josiah Like Definition of Josiah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name of Biblical origin
  2. An Old Testament king of Judah
     
Josie Tweet Definition of Josie Like Definition of Josie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Josephine.
  1. (South African slang) The slang name for Johannesburg.
     
Joy Tweet Definition of Joy Like Definition of Joy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
     
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
     
Judah Tweet Definition of Judah Like Definition of Judah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.
  3. (biblical) The name of the southern Israelite kingdom which continued to be ruled by the Davidic dynasty after Solomon's death and the breakup of the united monarchy, with the northern portion keeping the name Israel.
  4. A male given name.
     
Jude Tweet Definition of Jude Like Definition of Jude on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A book of the New Testament of Bible.
  2. (given name, male)
     
Judith Tweet Definition of Judith Like Definition of Judith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name
  2. A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.
     
Judy Tweet Definition of Judy Like Definition of Judy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), an abbreviation of Judith.
  2. A mountain mentioned in Quraan
     
Jules Tweet Definition of Jules Like Definition of Jules on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Julia Tweet Definition of Julia Like Definition of Julia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), feminine form of the Roman family name Julius.
     
Julian Tweet Definition of Julian Like Definition of Julian on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Julian the Apostate)
  1. the Roman emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus or Julian the Apostate
  2. (given name, male, ) derived, via Julianus from Julius
  3. (given name, female) derived from Juliana. It was popular in medieval England but today mostly appears in the form Gillian.
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to w:Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar
     
Julie Tweet Definition of Julie Like Definition of Julie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from French, ) borrowed from the French equivalent of Julia, feminine of Latin Julius. Popular in the latter half of the twentieth century.
     
Juliet Tweet Definition of Juliet Like Definition of Juliet on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from French, )
  2. One of the main characters of w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's play w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet.
  3. A woman who is or is with a great lover.
  4. By analogy with the Shakespearean character, a woman who is in love with a man from a family, party, or country opposing that of her own.
  5. The sixth moon of the planet Uranus.
     
Julius Tweet Definition of Julius Like Definition of Julius on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ) of Latin origin.
     
June Tweet Definition of June Like Definition of June on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The sixth month of the Gregorian calendar, following May and preceding July. Abbreviation: Jun or Jun.
  2. (given name, female), from the name of the month.
     
Juno Tweet Definition of Juno Like Definition of Juno on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Roman equivalent of the Greeks' Hera, queen of the gods.
     
Justin Tweet Definition of Justin Like Definition of Justin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Justine Tweet Definition of Justine Like Definition of Justine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female); the French feminine form of Justin.
  2. A novel (1797) by Marquis de Sade.
     

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