Jacob definition

  • others:
    • into the Bible, the boy of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. His 12 sons became the progenitors associated with the 12 tribes of Israel.
    • Jacob, François Born 1920. French geneticist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for the study of regulatory activity in body cells.
  • proper-noun:
    • the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin-brother of Esau; father associated with the Israelites.
    • A male provided name.
    • A breed of multihorned sheep.
  • noun:
    • A Hebrew patriarch (boy of Isaac, and ancestor of this Jews), whom in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also known as Israel.
    • The starling, Sturnus vulgaris.
    • A jacobus, a gold money of James I. of The united kingdomt.
    • . A housebreaker who carried a ladder.
    • A ladder.
    • A half-witted individual. Vaux, Flash Dict.
    • (Old Testament) boy of Isaac; sibling of Esau; parent for the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced Jesus to bless him, so Jesus gave Jacob the latest name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against Jesus')
    • French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory procedures in cells (born in 1920)

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