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Jacob

Ja´cob
n.1.A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); - also called Israel.
And Jacob said . . . with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands.
- Gen. xxxii. 9, 10.
Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel.
- Gen. xxxii. 28.
Jacob's ladder
a - (Bot.) A perennial herb of the genus Polemonium (Polemonium cœruleum), having corymbs of drooping flowers, usually blue. Gray.
b - (Naut.) A rope ladder, with wooden steps, for going aloft
c - (Naut.) A succession of short cracks in a defective spar.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
Jacob's membrane
See Retina.
Jacob's staff
a - A name given to many forms of staff or weapon, especially in the Middle Ages; a pilgrim's staff
b - (Surveying) See under Staff.
- Spenser.
Noun1.Jacob - French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
Synonyms: Francois Jacob
2.Jacob - (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')
biochemist, Francois Jacob
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