- A·let·ta [uh-let-uh; Dutch ah-let-ah] /əˈlɛt ə; Dutch ɑˈlɛt ɑ/, 1854–1929, Dutch physician and pioneer of the birth control movement.
- Helen Hull,1908–97, U.S. tennis player.
- Hir·sch(el) [hur-shuh l] /ˈhɜr ʃəl/, 1904–70, U.S. thoroughbred horse trainer.
- Jane,1916–2006, U.S. author and urbanologist.
- the second son of Isaac, the twin brother of Esau, and father of the 12 patriarchs. Gen. 25:24–34.
- Fran·çois [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1920–2013, French geneticist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1965.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “supplanter.”
Examples from the Web for jacobs
“The Russians might be the Christian saviors of the world,” Jacobs said back in June, 2013.The Kremlin’s Favorite Anti-Gay Hate Group is Coming to Utah
July 19, 2014
Surprisingly, Jacobs, who was the frontrunner for much of the race, ended up in third place.GOP Nominates Former Pig Castrator for Senate
June 4, 2014
While Jacobs pushed for regulatory reform, Ernst came out full-throated for abolishing the Department of Education and the EPA.
Jacobs, for example, “was glad Edward Snowden raised the concerns he did.”
As Mr. Jacobs points out, underage models should be chaperoned and offered protections.Supermodels’ Anita Hill Problem
March 28, 2014
Jacobs interprets ὡς by quàm, as equivalent to quàm turpiter!
Mr Jacobs manages this particular source of Burmah's wealth.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
I am like Mr. Jacobs' Night Watchman; it's very hard to deceive me.
They were used to the more cautious system of Captain Jacobs.
But they don't lay off a man like Jacobs and put in a new man just to be nice.
- Old Testament the son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel
- Also called: Jacob sheep any of an ancient breed of sheep having a fleece with dark brown patches and two or four horns
Word Origin and History for jacobs
masc. proper name, name of Old Testament patriarch, son of Isaac and Rebecca and father of the founders of the twelve tribes, from Late Latin Iacobus, from Greek Iakobos, from Hebrew Ya'aqobh, literally "one that takes by the heel" (Gen. xxviii:12), a derivative of 'aqebh "heel." The most popular name for boys born in the U.S. from 1999 through 2008. Jacob's ladder, in various transferred uses from 1733, is from Gen. xxviii:12.
Jacob(zhä-kôb′)François Born 1920
- French geneticist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for the study of regulatory activity in body cells.
- French geneticist who studied how genes control cellular activity by directing the synthesis of proteins. With Jacques Monod, he theorized that there are genes that regulate the activity of other, neighboring genes. They also proposed the existence of messenger RNA.