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  • English Word Jackstay Definition A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened.
  • English Word Jackstone Definition One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.
  • English Word Jackstone Definition A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck.
  • English Word Jackstraw Definition An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.
  • English Word Jackstraw Definition One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin.
  • English Word Jackwood Definition Wood of the jack (Artocarpus integrifolia), used in cabinetwork.
  • English Word Jacob Definition 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.
  • English Word Jacobaean lily Definition A bulbous plant (Amaryllis, / Sprekelia, formosissima) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower.
  • English Word Jacobean Definition Alt. of Jacobian
  • English Word Jacobian Definition Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England.
  • English Word Jacobin Definition A Dominican friar; -- so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris.
  • English Word Jacobin Definition Same as Jacobinic.
  • English Word Jacobin Definition A fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, -- whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short.
  • English Word Jacobin Definition One of a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue.
  • English Word Jacobine Definition A Jacobin.
  • English Word Jacobinic Definition Alt. of Jacobinical
  • English Word Jacobinical Definition Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism.
  • English Word Jacobinism Definition The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government.
  • English Word Jacobinize Definition To taint with, or convert to, Jacobinism.
  • English Word Jacobinized Definition of Jacobinize
  • English Word Jacobinizing Definition of Jacobinize
  • English Word Jacobite Definition A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary.
  • English Word Jacobite Definition One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradaeus, its leader in the sixth century.
  • English Word Jacobite Definition Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
  • English Word Jacobitic Definition Alt. of Jacobitical
  • English Word Jacobitical Definition Of or pertaining to the Jacobites; characterized by Jacobitism.
  • English Word Jacobitism Definition The principles of the Jacobites.
  • English Word Jacobus Definition An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.
  • English Word Jacobuses Definition of Jacobus
  • English Word Jaconet Definition A thin cotton fabric, between and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.