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English Dictionary: James by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
James
n
  1. 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)
    Synonym(s): James, James IV
  2. the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    Synonym(s): James, James II
  3. 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)
    Synonym(s): James, James I, King James, King James I
  4. 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)
    Synonym(s): James, Jesse James
  5. United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    Synonym(s): James, William James
  6. writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
    Synonym(s): James, Henry James
  7. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    Synonym(s): James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostle
  8. a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
    Synonym(s): James, James River
  9. a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri
    Synonym(s): James, James River
  10. a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
    Synonym(s): Epistle of James, James
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   James
      (1.) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the
      apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman,
      in partnership with Peter (Matt. 20:20; 27:56). With John and
      Peter he was present at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:1; Mark
      9:2), at the raising of Jairus's daughter (Mark 5:37-43), and in
      the garden with our Lord (14:33). Because, probably, of their
      boldness and energy, he and John were called Boanerges, i.e.,
      "sons of thunder." He was the first martyr among the apostles,
      having been beheaded by King Herod Agrippa (Acts 12:1, 2), A.D.
      44. (Comp. Matt. 4:21; 20:20-23).
     
         (2.) The son of Alphaeus, or Cleopas, "the brother" or near
      kinsman or cousin of our Lord (Gal. 1:18, 19), called James "the
      Less," or "the Little," probably because he was of low stature.
      He is mentioned along with the other apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark
      3:18; Luke 6:15). He had a separate interview with our Lord
      after his resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), and is mentioned as one of
      the apostles of the circumcision (Acts 1:13). He appears to have
      occupied the position of head of the Church at Jerusalem, where
      he presided at the council held to consider the case of the
      Gentiles (Acts 12:17; 15:13-29: 21:18-24). This James was the
      author of the epistle which bears his name.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   James, same as Jacob
  
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