Jacobean Jacobean n. any distinguished personage during the reign of James I of England. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Jacobean — indicates the period of English history that coincides with the reign of James I (1603 ndash;1625):*Jacobean era *Jacobean architecture *Jacobean literature *Jacobean English (the language used in the King James Version of the Bible)It is also… …   Wikipedia

  • Jacobean — Ja*co be*an (?; 277), Jacobian Ja*co bi*an, a. [From L. Jacobus James. See 2d {Jack}.] Of or pertaining to James the First, of England, or of his reign or times; especially, pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration popular in the time …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobean — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or characteristic of the reign of James I of England (1603 1625). ► NOUN ▪ a person who lived in the Jacobean period. ORIGIN from Latin Jacobus James …   English terms dictionary

  • Jacobean — 1770, lit. of James (king or apostle), later especially of the literary and architectural style of the time of James I (1844). See JAMES (Cf. James) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jacobean — [jak΄ə bē′ən] adj. [< ModL Jacobaeus < Jacobus, L form of the name of James I (see JACK) + AN] 1. of James I of England 2. of the period in England when he was king (1603 25) n. a poet or other person of this period …   English World dictionary

  • Jacobean — Jacobaean lily Jac o*b[ae] an lil y [See {Jacobean}.] (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Amaryllis formosissima} syn. {Sprekelia formosissima}) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower. [Written also {Jacobean}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobean — [[t]ʤæ̱kəbi͟ːən[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A Jacobean building, piece of furniture, or work of art was built or produced in Britain in the style of the period between 1603 and 1625. ...a Jacobean manor house …   English dictionary

  • Jacobean — /dʒækəˈbiən/ (say jakuh beeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the reign of James I of England or his times: Jacobean drama. 2. of or relating to the late English Gothic style of architecture and furnishings, showing Italian influence, which… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jacobean — adjective Etymology: New Latin Jacobaeus, from Jacobus James Date: 1844 of, relating to, or characteristic of James I of England or his age • Jacobean noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jacobean — /jak euh bee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to James I of England or to his period. 2. noting or pertaining to the style of architecture and furnishings prevailing in England in the first half of the 17th century, continuing the Elizabethan… …   Universalium

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