Pronunciation: ( jāmz), [key]
1. Also called James' the Great'. one of the 12 apostles, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John. Matt. 4:21.
2. the person identified in Gal. 1:19 as a brother of Jesus: probably the author of the Epistle of St. James.
3. Also called James' the Less'. (“James the son of Alphaeus”) one of the 12 apostles. Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
4. Alice, 1848–92, U.S. diarist, sister of Henry and William James.
5. Daniel, Jr. (“Chappie”), 1920–78, U.S. Air Force officer: first black general.
6. Henry, 1811–82, U.S. philosopher and author (father of Henry and William James).
7. Henry, 1843–1916, U.S. novelist and critic in England (brother of William James).
8. Jesse (Wood•son) Pronunciation: (wood'sun), [key] 1847–82, U.S. outlaw and legendary figure.
9. Will, 1892–1942, U.S. author and illustrator.
10. William, 1842–1910, U.S. psychologist and pragmatist philosopher (brother of Henry James).
11. a river flowing E from the W part of Virginia to Chesapeake Bay. 340 mi. (547 km) long.
12. a river flowing S from central North Dakota through South Dakota to the Missouri River. 710 mi. (1143 km) long.
13. one of the books of the New Testament. Abbr.: Jas.
14. a male given name.
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