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Jacob

Definitions of Jacob
  1. noun
    (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')
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    type of:
    patriarch
    any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
  2. noun
    French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
    synonyms: Francois Jacob
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    example of:
    biochemist
    someone with special training in biochemistry
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