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jīm

[jeem]
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noun
  1. the fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of jīm

From Arabic

Jim

[jim]
noun
  1. a male given name, form of James.

Palmer

[pah-mer or for 6, pahl-]
noun
  1. Alice Elvira,1855–1902, U.S. educator.
  2. Arnold,born 1929, U.S. golfer.
  3. Daniel David,1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
  4. George Herbert,1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
  5. James AlvinJim, born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
  6. a town in S Massachusetts.

Ryun

[rahy-uh n]
noun
  1. James RonaldJim, born 1947, U.S. distance runner; congressman 1996–2007.

Thorpe

[thawrp]
noun
  1. James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.

Dine

[dahyn]
noun
  1. JamesJim, born 1935, U.S. painter.
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Examples from the Web for jim

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Anyway, he said, Jim had already sure-enough drowned as fur as there was any fun in it.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He knew Jim couldn't swim a lick, so he thought he'd have Jim go drown.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • So we was all quiet and still, Jim and me being scared, and Tom busy.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • They went for me and Jim by the thousand, but not a one of them lit on Tom.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Jim, don't you take your eye off of it, and I won't, either.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


British Dictionary definitions for jim

dine

verb
  1. (intr) to eat dinner
  2. (intr; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one's meal (of)the guests dined upon roast beef
  3. (tr) informal to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)

Word Origin

C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjējūnāre (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune

palmer

noun
  1. (in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
  2. (in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
  3. (in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
  4. any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body

Word Origin

C13: from Old French palmier, from Medieval Latin palmārius, from Latin palma palm

Palmer

noun
  1. Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: winner of seven major championships, including four in the US Masters (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and two in the British Open (1961,1962)
  2. Samuel. 1805–81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake

Thorpe

noun
  1. Ian . born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
  2. James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
  3. Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)
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Word Origin and History for jim

palmer

n.

"pilgrim who has returned from the Holy Land," late 12c. (as a surname), from Anglo-French palmer (Old French palmier), from Medieval Latin palmarius, from Latin palma "palm tree" (see palm (n.2)). So called because they wore palm branches in commemoration of the journey.

dine

v.

late 13c., from Old French disner (Modern French dîner) "to dine, eat, have a meal," originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare, from dis- "undo" (see dis-) + Late Latin jejunare "to fast," from Latin iejunus "fasting, hungry" (see jejune).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with jim

dine

In addition to the idiom beginning with dine

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