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English noun: James

1. James (person) a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)


SynonymsJames IV


Instance hypernymking, male monarch, Rex


Member meronymStuart

2. James (person) the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)


SynonymsJames II


Instance hypernymKing of England, King of Great Britain


Member meronymStuart

3. James (person) the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625)


SynonymsJames I, King James, King James I


Instance hypernymKing of England, King of Great Britain


Member meronymStuart

4. James (person) United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)


SynonymsJesse James


Instance hypernymcriminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

5. James (person) United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)


SynonymsWilliam James


Instance hypernymphilosopher, psychologist

6. James (person) writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)


SynonymsHenry James


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

7. James (person) (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament


SynonymsSaint James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James, St. James the Apostle


Instance hypernymApostle, saint


Domain categoryNew Testament

8. James (object) a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads


SynonymsJames River


Instance hypernymriver


Part meronymOld Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia

9. James (object) a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri


SynonymsJames River


Instance hypernymriver


Part meronymCoyote State, Mount Rushmore State, ND, North Dakota, Peace Garden State, SD, South Dakota

10. James (communication) a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle


SynonymsEpistle of James


Instance hypernymEpistle


Part meronymNew Testament









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