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ˈdʒeɪ sənJa·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jason(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece

Wiktionary

  1. Jason(ProperNoun)

    The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.

    Etymology: From the Ἰάσων, from ἰάομαι. The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21 ) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.

  2. Jason(ProperNoun)

    ; it was very popular in the English-speaking world in the 1970s and the 1980s.

    Etymology: From the Ἰάσων, from ἰάομαι. The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21 ) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.

Freebase

  1. Jason

    Jason was an ancient Greek mythological hero who was famous for his role as the leader of the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos. He was married to the sorceress Medea. Jason appeared in various literature in the classical world of Greece and Rome, including the epic poem Argonautica and the tragedy Medea. In the modern world, Jason has emerged as a character in various adaptations of his myths, such as the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts and the 2000 TV miniseries of the same name. Jason has connections outside of the classical world, as he is seen as being the mythical founder of the city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jason

    a mythological Greek hero, son of Æson, king of Iolcos; brought up by the centaur Chiron, was supplanted on the throne by his half-brother Pelias; undertook the leadership of the Argonautic expedition, assisted by Medea in this enterprise; he took her to wife, but cast her off for Creusa, whom Medea to avenge herself killed, with her father and her two sons by Jason, she herself escaping to Athens in a chariot drawn by winged dragons; Jason took refuge from her fury in the sanctuary of Poseidon near Corinth, where the timber of the ship Argo deposited there breaking up fell upon him and crushed him to death.

Mythology

  1. Jason

    (Ja′son), the son of Aeson, king of Iolcos; he was brought up by the centaur Chiron. His uncle Aeeta sent him to fetch the Golden Fleece from Colchis. He went in the ship Argo with forty-nine companions, the flower of Greek youth. With the help of Juno they got safe to Colchis, but the King Aeetes promised to restore the Golden Fleece only on condition that the Argonauts performed certain services. Jason was to tame the wild fiery bulls, and to make them plow the field of Mars; to sow in the ground the teeth of a serpent, from which would spring armed men who would fight against him who plowed the field of Mars; to kill the fiery dragon which guarded the tree on which the Golden Fleece was hung. The fate of Jason and the rest of the Argonauts seemed certain; but Medea, the king’s daughter, fell in love with Jason, and with the help of charms which she gave him he overcame all the difficulties which the king had put in his way. He took away the Golden Fleece and Medea also. The king sent his son Absyrtus to overtake the fugitives, but Medea killed him, and strewed his limbs in his father’s path, so that he might be delayed in collecting them, and this enabled Jason and Medea to escape. After a time Jason got tired of Medea, and married Glauce, which cruelty Medea revenged by killing her children before their father’s eyes. Jason was accidentally killed by a beam of the ship Argo falling on him.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Jason' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4513

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jason in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jason in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Jason in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Jehl:

    It's increasingly clear that the final decision about how Jason's case will be handled will be made by political authorities, not by judicial ones.

  2. Tony Romo:

    You have to feel comfortable in that situation, i think Jason is obviously a special player. He's obviously close to me and it's a great feeling to be able to see him score that winning touchdown. He's the best.

  3. Jessica Walter:

    But it's hard because honestly, Jason Bateman -LRB- @batemanjason -RRB- says this happens all the time, in like almost 60 years of working, I've never had anybody yell at me like that on a set. And it's hard to deal with, but I'm over it now.

  4. Daniel Herbert:

    The reason my client Jason fired his weapon that evening back in October 2014 is that he truly was in fear for his life as well as the lives of his fellow police officers.

  5. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre:

    This is probably one of the worst domestic violence incidents I've seen in quite a while, for a young man to walk into a bedroom and kill his mother and his father, and then kill friends in Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard that Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard had a connection with.

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