What does jesse mean?

Definitions for jesseˈdʒɛs i

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  1. Jesse(Noun)

    A representation of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art, such as a genealogical tree in stained glass or a branched candlestick.

  2. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    The father of king David.

  3. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

  4. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    A female given name, a variant of Jessie.

  5. Origin: From Ἰεσσαί, from ישי

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesse(noun)

    any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art

  2. Jesse(noun)

    a genealogical tree represented in stained glass

  3. Jesse(noun)

    a candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called also tree of Jesse

  4. Origin: [LL. Jesse, the father of David, fr. Gr. , fr. Herb. Yishai.]


  1. Jesse

    Jesse, Eshai or Yishai, is the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites. His son David is sometimes called simply "Son of Jesse". Jesse was the son of Obed and the grandson of Ruth and of Boaz. He lived in Bethlehem, in Judah, and was of the Tribe of Judah, he was a farmer, breeder and owner of sheep. He was a prominent resident of the town of Bethlehem. Jesse is important in Judaism because he was the father of the most famous king of Israel. He is important in Christianity, in part because he is in the Old Testament and mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jesse

    jes′i, n. a large branched candlestick used in churches, formerly hung up in churches. [From its likeness to the genealogical tree of Christ's descent from Jesse (Is. xi. 1), the father of David, often in medieval churches carried out in stained glass (a jesse window), sculpture, mural decoration, &c.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jesse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jesse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vince Gilligan:

    Jesse would be in middle school.

  2. Jesse Jackson:

    We can only at this time pray for The Rev. Jesse Jackson recovery.

  3. Roger Stone:

    Well, he is a great negotiator, Jesse, he may be able to get you to change your mind.

  4. Kirsten Dunst:

    I mean, I was happy working with Jesse, we had a really nice time, and had a similar style.

  5. Jesse Jackson:

    Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

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