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James

Definitions of James
  1. noun
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    synonyms: Saint James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James, St. James the Apostle
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    Apostle
    (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
    saint
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  2. noun
    a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
    synonyms: Epistle of James
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    Epistle
    a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle
  3. noun
    a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    synonyms: James IV
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    Rex, king, male monarch
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
  4. noun
    the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625)
    synonyms: James I, King James, King James I
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    King of England, King of Great Britain
    the sovereign ruler of England
  5. noun
    the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    synonyms: James II
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    King of England, King of Great Britain
    the sovereign ruler of England
  6. noun
    writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
    synonyms: Henry James
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    author, writer
    a person who writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  7. noun
    United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    synonyms: William James
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    philosopher
    a specialist in philosophy
    psychologist
    a scientist trained in psychology
  8. noun
    United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)
    synonyms: Jesse James
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    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  9. noun
    a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
    synonyms: James River
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    river
    a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
  10. noun
    a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
    synonyms: James River
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    river
    a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
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