[syn: Epistle of James, James]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
James \James\ prop. n.
1. William James, an American psychologist and philosopher
(1842-1910). He was the brother of Henry James.
Syn: William James.
2. Henry James, an American novelist and critic, born 1843,
died 1916. He was the brother of William James.
Syn: Henry James.
3. Saint James the Apostle, a disciple of Jesus; brother of
John; author of The Epistle of James in the New Testament.
Syn: Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle.
4. The James River, a tributary of the Missouri River.
Syn: James River.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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) [syn:
James, James IV]
2: the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and
Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701) [syn: James,
3: 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) [syn: James, James I, King James,
King James I]
4: 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) [syn: James, Jesse James]
5: United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist
(1842-1910) [syn: James, William James]
6: writer who was born in the United States but lived in England
(1843-1916) [syn: James, Henry James]
7: (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of
the Epistle of James in the New Testament [syn: James,
Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St.
James the Apostle]
8: a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at
Hampton Roads [syn: James, James River]
9: a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across
South Dakota to the Missouri [syn: James, James River]
10: a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
[syn: Epistle of James, James]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(1.) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the
apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman,
in partnership with Peter (Matt. 20:20; 27:56). With John and
Peter he was present at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:1; Mark
9:2), at the raising of Jairus's daughter (Mark 5:37-43), and in
the garden with our Lord (14:33). Because, probably, of their
boldness and energy, he and John were called Boanerges, i.e.,
"sons of thunder." He was the first martyr among the apostles,
having been beheaded by King Herod Agrippa (Acts 12:1, 2), A.D.
44. (Comp. Matt. 4:21; 20:20-23).
(2.) The son of Alphaeus, or Cleopas, "the brother" or near
kinsman or cousin of our Lord (Gal. 1:18, 19), called James "the
Less," or "the Little," probably because he was of low stature.
He is mentioned along with the other apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark
3:18; Luke 6:15). He had a separate interview with our Lord
after his resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), and is mentioned as one of
the apostles of the circumcision (Acts 1:13). He appears to have
occupied the position of head of the Church at Jerusalem, where
he presided at the council held to consider the case of the
Gentiles (Acts 12:17; 15:13-29: 21:18-24). This James was the
author of the epistle which bears his name.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
James, same as Jacob