- Also called James the Great. one of the 12 apostles, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John. Matt. 4:21.
- the person identified in Gal. 1:19 as a brother of Jesus: probably the author of the Epistle of St. James.
- Also called James the Less. James the son of Alphaeus, one of the 12 apostles. Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
- Alice,1848–92, U.S. diarist, sister of Henry and William James.
- C(yril) L(ionel) R(obert),1901–89, Trinidadian author, historian, and political activist.
- Daniel, Jr.Chappie, 1920–78, U.S. Air Force officer: first black general.
- Henry,1811–82, U.S. philosopher and author (father of Henry and William James).
- Henry,1843–1916, U.S. novelist and critic in England (brother of William James).
- Jesse (Wood·son) [woo d-suh n] /ˈwʊd sən/, 1847–82, U.S. outlaw and legendary figure.
- Will,1892–1942, U.S. author and illustrator.
- William,1842–1910, U.S. psychologist and pragmatist philosopher (brother of Henry James).
- a river flowing E from the W part of Virginia to Chesapeake Bay. 340 miles (547 km) long.
- a river flowing S from central North Dakota through South Dakota to the Missouri River. 710 miles (1143 km) long.
- one of the books of the New Testament. Abbreviation: Jas.
- a male given name.
Origin of James
- 1566–1625, king of England and Ireland 1603–25; as James VI, king of Scotland 1567–1625 (son of Mary Stuart).
- 1633–1701, king of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1685–88 (son of Charles I of England).
Examples from the Web for james
But yes, I pictured a James Bond-type just sauntering over to her.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
True, this may not be what James Madison had in mind when he was writing the Bill of Rights.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Granted, James is in an office in the Pentagon, and not on the front lines.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
A sad-faced orange Star of David flashed across the iPhone screen as we swiped left on “James” (not his real name).My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
A young novelist dies, the American military is betrayed and James Patterson is profiled.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014
January 4, 2015
The latest proprietor of those times was James, Earl of Derby.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There was one chance for her in a hundred if they had Sir James Pargeter: one chance.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
When he came to Maj. James' he was met by his lady with much composure.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
His name was James, and he had a twin-brother John, also a bachelor.To be Read at Dusk
Turning his head, he saw it was James Danby, an owner, sitting in his private box.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- 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
- 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
- known as James the Less. one of the twelve apostles, son of Alphaeus (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: May 3 or Oct 9
- 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
- the book ascribed to his authorship (in full The Epistle of James)
- 1451–88, king of Scotland (1460–88), son of James II
- title as king of Scotland of James I of England and IrelandSee James I
- 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
- 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
Word Origin and History for james
masc. proper name, name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob).
The Welsh form was Iago, the Cornish Jago. Fictional British spy James Bond dates from 1953, created by British author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who plausibly is said to have taken the name from that of U.S. ornithologist James Bond (1900-1989), an expert on Caribbean birds.