Associations to the word «Jacob»


JACOB, proper noun. One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
JACOB, proper noun. A male given name.
JACOB, proper noun. A breed of multihorned sheep.
JACOB MARLEY, proper noun. A fictional man who appears as a ghost in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, warning his former business partner Ebenezer Scrooge against being greedy and selfish.

Dictionary definition

JACOB, noun. French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920).
JACOB, noun. (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God').

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