James Definition

jāmz
noun
A masculine name: dim. Jamie, Jim, Jimmy; fem. Jamie.
Webster's New World
One of the twelve Apostles, Zebedee's son and brother of John: his day is July 25
Webster's New World
One of the twelve Apostles, Alphaeus's son: his day is May 3
Webster's New World
A brother of Jesus: Gal. 1:19; also, a book of the New Testament sometimes ascribed to him.
Webster's New World
James is a male name.
An example of James is the first name of the United States President Madison.
An example of James is the first name of one of the twelve Apostles.
YourDictionary
Synonyms:
Advertisement
pronoun

(biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.

Wiktionary

One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.

Wiktionary

An English patronymic surname​.

Wiktionary
proper name
1566-1625; king of England (1603-25) & (as James VI) king of Scotland (1567-1625): son of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Webster's New World
1633-1701; king of England & (as James VII) king of Scotland (1685-88): deposed: son of Charles I.
Webster's New World
1811-82; U.S. writer on religion & philosophy: father of Henry & William.
Webster's New World
1843-1916; U.S. novelist, in England after 1876: son of Henry and brother of William.
Webster's New World
1847-82; U.S. outlaw.
Webster's New World
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of James

Noun

Singular:
James
Plural:
jameses

Origin of James

  • The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Old French James, from Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iacōb), from Classical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿăqōḇ).

    From Wiktionary

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to James using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

James