Definitions for jacobˈdʒeɪ kəb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a son of Isaac and Rebekah, younger twin of Esau, and father of the 12 patriarchs. Gen. 24:24–34.
Jacob, Francois Jacob(noun)
French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
(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')
One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
A breed of multihorned sheep.
a Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also called Israel
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Hebrew patriarch, younger son of Isaac and Rebecca, the favourite of his mother, and had twelve sons, the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel; his character and the story of his life are naïvely delineated in the book of Genesis.