HyperDic: jacob

English > 2 senses of the word Jacob:
NOUNperson Jacob, Francois JacobFrench biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
person Jacob(Old Testament) son of Isaac
Jacob > pronunciation
Soundsjhey'kahb
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > Jacob: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningFrench biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920).
SynonymFrancois Jacob
Instance ofbiochemistsomeone with special training in biochemistry
SpanishFrancois Jacob, Jacob
CatalanFrancois Jacob, Jacob
English > Jacob: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(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').
CategoryOld TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
BroaderpatriarchAny of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
SpanishJacob

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