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  • jacob jacob  /ˈdʒeɪ kəb/ ?  French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in…

    jacob meaning(s) 

    1. (n) French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
    2. (n) (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')
  • jacob epstein jacob epstein  British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large…
  • jacob harmensen jacob harmensen  Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the…
  • jacob's ladder jacob's ladder  pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • jacob's rod jacob's rod  asphodel having erect smooth unbranched stem either flexuous or straight
  • jacob's staff jacob's staff  desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked…
  • jacobean jacobean  /ˌdʒæ kə ˈbi ən/ ?  any distinguished personage during the reign of James I
  • jacobean lily jacobean lily  Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower
  • jacobi jacobi  /jɑ ˈkoʊ bi/ ?  German mathematician (1804-1851)
  • jacobin jacobin  /ˈdʒæ kə bən/ ?  a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror…
  • jacobinic jacobinic  of or relating to the Jacobins of the French Revolution
  • jacobinical jacobinical  of or relating to the Jacobins of the French Revolution
  • jacobinism jacobinism  /ˈdʒæ kə bɪ nɪ zəm/ ?  the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution…
  • jacobite jacobite  /ˈdʒæ kə ˌbaɪt/ ?  a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of…
  • jacobs jacobs  /ˈdʒeɪ kəbz/ ?  English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
  • jacobus arminius jacobus arminius  Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed…
  • jaconet jaconet  a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish; used for clothing…
  • jacopo robusti jacopo robusti  Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)
  • jacquard jacquard  French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated…
  • jacquard loom jacquard loom  a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the…
  • jacqueline cochran jacqueline cochran  United States aviator who held several speed records and headed…
  • jacquemier's sign jacquemier's sign  a purplish discoloration of the mucous membrane of the vagina that…
  • jacques alexandre cesar charles jacques alexandre cesar charles  French physicist and author of Charles's law…
  • jacques anatole francois thibault jacques anatole francois thibault  French writer of sophisticated novels and…
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