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Jackson

[jak-suh n]
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noun
  1. AndrewOld Hickory, 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37.
  2. Lady Barbara. Ward, Barbara.
  3. Helen HuntHelen Maria Fiske, 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet.
  4. Jesse L(ouis),born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and civil-rights and political activist.
  5. Joseph JeffersonShoeless Joe, 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
  6. Mahalia,1911–72, U.S. gospel singer.
  7. Robert Hough·wout [hou-uh t] /ˈhaʊ ət/, 1892–1954, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1941–54.
  8. Thomas JonathanStonewall Jackson, 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
  9. a city in and the capital of Mississippi, in the central part.
  10. a city in W Tennessee.
  11. a city in S Michigan.
  12. a town in NW Wyoming: resort near Jackson Hole.
  13. a male given name, meaning “son of Jack.”

Mississippi

[mis-uh-sip-ee]
noun
  1. a state in the S United States. 47,716 sq. mi. (123,585 sq. km). Capital: Jackson. Abbreviation: MS (for use with zip code), Miss.
  2. a river flowing S from N Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico: the principal river of the U.S. 2470 miles (3975 km) long; from the headwaters of the Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico 3988 miles (6418 km) long.
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  • They speculated much on what they would find when they approached Jackson.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • If you ride toward Jackson you're likely to strike Confederate bands.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • In the southeastern corner of the map was Jackson, close to which he meant to go.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • I did not know until I escaped from Jackson that it was you who ignored my presence there.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • "And the one who ignored your presence at Jackson," said Miss Woodville.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler


British Dictionary definitions for jackson

Jackson1

noun
  1. a city in and state capital of Mississippi, on the Pearl River. Pop: 179 599 (2003 est)

Jackson2

noun
  1. Andrew. 1767–1845, US statesman, general, and lawyer; seventh president of the US (1829–37). He became a national hero after successfully defending New Orleans from the British (1815). During his administration the spoils system was introduced and the national debt was fully paid off
  2. Colin (Ray). born 1967, Welsh athlete: gold medallist in the 110m hurdles at the world championships (1993, 1999), European Championships (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), and Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994)
  3. Glenda. born 1936, British stage, film, and television actress, and Labour politician. Her films include Women in Love (1969) for which she won an Oscar, The Music Lovers (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), and Turtle Diary (1985); became a member of parliament in 1992
  4. Jesse (Louis). born 1941, US Democrat politician and clergyman; Black campaigner for minority rights
  5. Michael (Joe). 1958–2009, US pop singer, lead vocalist with the Jacksons (originally the Jackson 5) (1969–86). His solo albums include Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), and Invincible (2001)
  6. Peter . born 1961, New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and producer; his films include Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03), King Kong (2005), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  7. Thomas Jonathan, known as Stonewall Jackson . 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War, noted particularly for his command at the first Battle of Bull Run (1861)

Mississippi

noun
  1. a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of a largely forested undulating plain, with swampy regions in the northwest and on the coast, the Mississippi River forming the W border; cotton, rice, and oil. Capital: Jackson. Pop: 2 881 281 (2003 est). Area: 122 496 sq km (47 296 sq miles)Abbreviation: Miss, (with zip code) MS
  2. a river in the central US, rising in NW Minnesota and flowing generally south to the Gulf of Mexico through several mouths, known as the Passes: the second longest river in North America (after its tributary, the Missouri), with the third largest drainage basin in the world (after the Amazon and the Congo). Length: 3780 km (2348 miles)
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Word Origin and History for jackson

Mississippi

originally as the name of the river, from French, from Algonquian (French missionaries first penetrated the river valley in its upper reaches), literally "big river;" cf. Ojibwa mshi- "big," ziibi "river." Organized as a U.S. territory 1798; admitted as a state 1817. Related: Mississippian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

jackson in Medicine

Jackson

(jăksən)
  1. British neurologist whose connection of certain epileptic symptoms to specific locations in the brain advanced the understanding of epilepsy.
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jackson in Culture

Mississippi

State in the southern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, and Louisiana and Arkansas to the west. Its capital and largest city is Jackson.

Note

Its name comes from the Mississippi River, which forms most of the state's western border.

Note

One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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