James

[ jeymz ]
/ dʒeɪmz /
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noun

Origin of James

Middle English Jame(s) < Old French < Vulgar Latin *Jacomus, for *Jacobus, alteration of Late Latin Jacōbus Jacob; compare Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo

Definition for james (2 of 5)

James I

noun

1566–1625, king of England and Ireland 1603–25; as James VI, king of Scotland 1567–1625 (son of Mary Stuart).

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James II

noun

1633–1701, king of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1685–88 (son of Charles I of England).

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Definition for james (5 of 5)

James VI

noun


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British Dictionary definitions for james (1 of 5)

James

/ (dʒeɪmz) /

noun

Clive. born 1939, Australian journalist, critic and broadcaster. His books include the memoirs Unreliable Memoirs (1980) and North Face of Soho (2006) and the novel Brilliant Creatures (1983)
Henry 1843–1916, British novelist, short-story writer, and critic, born in the US Among his novels are Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), and The Golden Bowl (1904)
Jesse (Woodson). 1847–82, US outlaw
P (hyllis) D (orothy), Baroness James of Holland Park. born 1920, British detective novelist. Her books include Death of an Expert Witness (1977), Original Sin (1994), and Death in Holy Orders (2001)
William, brother of Henry James. 1842–1910, US philosopher and psychologist, whose theory of pragmatism is expounded in Essays in Radical Empiricism (1912). His other works include The Will to Believe (1897), The Principles of Psychology (1890), and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
New Testament
  1. known as James the Great. one of the twelve apostles, a son of Zebedee and brother to John the apostle (Matthew 4:21). Feast day: July 25 or April 30
  2. known as James the Less. one of the twelve apostles, son of Alphaeus (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: May 3 or Oct 9
  3. known as James the brother of the Lord. a brother or close relative of Jesus (Mark 6:3; Galatians 1:19). Feast day: Oct 23
  4. the book ascribed to his authorship (in full The Epistle of James)

British Dictionary definitions for james (2 of 5)

James III

noun

1451–88, king of Scotland (1460–88), son of James II

British Dictionary definitions for james (3 of 5)

James VI

noun

title as king of Scotland of James I of England and IrelandSee James I

British Dictionary definitions for james (4 of 5)

James I

noun

called the Conqueror . 1208–76, king of Aragon (1216–76). He captured the Balearic Islands and Valencia from the Muslims, thus beginning Aragonese expansion in the Mediterranean
1394–1437, king of Scotland (1406–37), second son of Robert III
1566–1625, king of England and Ireland (1603–25) and, as James VI, king of Scotland (1567–1625), in succession to Elizabeth I of England and his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, respectively. He alienated Parliament by his assertion of the divine right of kings, his favourites, esp the Duke of Buckingham, and his subservience to Spain

British Dictionary definitions for james (5 of 5)

James II

noun

1430–60, king of Scotland (1437–60), son of James I
1633–1701, king of England, Ireland, and, as James VII, of Scotland (1685–88); son of Charles I. His pro-Catholic sympathies and arbitrary rule caused the Whigs and Tories to unite in inviting his eldest surviving daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, to take the throne as joint monarchs. James was defeated at the Boyne (1690) when he attempted to regain the throne

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