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Definitions for James
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. James, James IVnoun

    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)

  2. James, James IInoun

    the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)

  3. James, James I, King James, King James Inoun

    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)

  4. James, Jesse Jamesnoun

    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)

  5. James, William Jamesnoun

    United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)

  6. James, Henry Jamesnoun

    writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)

  7. James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostlenoun

    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament

  8. James, James Rivernoun

    a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads

  9. James, James Rivernoun

    a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri

  10. Epistle of James, Jamesnoun

    a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle

Wiktionary

  1. Jamesnoun

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

  2. Jamesnoun

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

  3. Jamesnoun

    popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.

ChatGPT

  1. James

    James is a male given name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter" or "one who follows." It is derived from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (Jacob). James is a popular name across different cultures and can have variations such as Jamie or Jim.

Wikidata

  1. James

    James are a British rock band from Manchester, England. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Their hit singles include "Come Home", "Sit Down", and "She's a Star" as well as their American college radio hit "Laid." Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive but re-formed in January 2007, returning for a new album and international tour. Up to 2010, the band had sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. James

    the name of three disciples of Christ; James, the elder son of Zebedee, by order of the high-priest was put to death by Herod Agrippa; James, the younger son of Alphæus; and James, the brother of the Lord, stoned to death.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JAMES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, James is ranked #85 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The James surname appeared 249,379 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 85 would have the surname James.

    51.5% or 128,630 total occurrences were White.
    38.8% or 96,909 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 7,681 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 6,584 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 6,434 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.2% or 3,167 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'James' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #990

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'James' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1188

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of James in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of James in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of James in a Sentence

  1. Sandy Pensler:

    I don’t think John is going to be successful, but regardless, of course whoever wins, we want to beat Debbie Stabenow in the fall. I think it’s going to be me, I would certainly expect [James’] support and I think he would expect mine as well.

  2. Samantha Bee:

    This isn't partisan, i don't like James Comey. Nobody does. You either think he lost Hillary the election or you think he is the reason she's not locked up. Comey is a bit of a turd. But at least he is an independent turd.

  3. Jon Hatami:

    Because of George Gascon's blanket policy against transferring any juvenile to adult court, even if the 17-year-old rapes or murders an innocent child, James Tubbs will not have to register as a sex offender, will not spend any time in county jail or state prison, will be 26 and housed with juveniles for a very short period of time, and will be released with no probation or parole monitoring. The victims will get no justice. The public will get no safety.

  4. Zach Galifianakis:

    It’s been a real launching pad for whites, you have'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.' James Corden has' Carpool Karaoke.' What’s next in lazy car-based, non-comedy ?

  5. Prince Alwaleed:

    James is a giant!

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