- of or relating to James I of England or to his period.
- noting or pertaining to the style of architecture and furnishings prevailing in England in the first half of the 17th century, continuing the Elizabethan style with a gradual introduction of Italian models in architecture and increased elaboration of forms and motifs in furnishings.
- of or relating to the style of literature and drama produced during the early 17th century.
- a writer, statesman, or other personage of the Jacobean period.
Origin of Jacobean
Examples from the Web for jacobean
Every chapter is headed with a brief quote from a Jacobean revenge tragedy by the likes of Webster, Kyd, or Jonson.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’
June 13, 2014
The house, Burford Priory, is a largely Jacobean mansion, hidden from view by high walls.'World' Players' Secret Getaway
July 17, 2011
And them Jacobean chairs there you could get for fifty dollars already.Elkan Lubliner, American
This points to its having been of the Elizabethan or Jacobean period.Chelsea
G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
A passing notice is merited by the pulpit, which is Jacobean.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon
Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
It is a superb flower, known sometimes by the name of Jacobean Lily.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
The Jacobean, who wrote when and just after our version was made.The Greatest English Classic
Cleland Boyd McAfee
- history characteristic of or relating to James I of England or to the period of his rule (1603–25)
- of or relating to the style of furniture current at this time, characterized by the use of dark brown carved oak
- denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in England during this period, characterized by a combination of late Gothic and Palladian motifs
- any writer or other person who lived in the reign of James I
Word Origin and History for jacobean
1770, literally "of James" (king or apostle), later especially "of the literary and architectural style of the time of James I" (1844). See James.