Definition of Jacobean

1. Noun. Any distinguished personage during the reign of James I.

Generic synonyms: Englishman

2. Adjective. Of or relating to James I or his reign or times. "Jacobean writers"
Partainyms: James I

Definition of Jacobean

1. a. Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England.

Definition of Jacobean

1. Adjective. Relating to a Jacob or James. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of the reign of James VI and I (of Scotland and England). ¹

3. Noun. A partisan of James I and of the House of Stuart. ¹

4. Adjective. (alternative spelling of Jacobean) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jacobean

Jacky Hangman
Jacky Hangmen
Jacky Howe
Jacky Howes
Jacob's coat
Jacob's ladder
Jacob's ladders
Jacob's rod
Jacob's staff
Jacob Epstein
Jacob Harmensen
Jacobaeus operation
Jacobean (current term)
Jacobean lilies
Jacobean lily
Jacobi symbol
Jacobi symbols

Literary usage of Jacobean

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1. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER IV Jacobean PROSE — SECULAR Bacon — His life — His writings — His style — His use of figures — His rhetorical quality—Jonson's prose — The ..."

2. A Guide to the Study of Book-plates (ex-libris) by , John Byrne Leicester Warren (1900)
"THE Jacobean STYLE. THE artistic style of English ex-libris decoration, which we propose to distinguish as Jacobean, is first found (so far as our present ..."

3. How to Know Period Styles in Furniture: A Brief History of Furniture from by William Lowing Kimerly (1913)
"The Jacobean was contemporaneous with the Flemish style and was ... Elizabethan) Jacobean and Flemish styles can be used together in perfect harmony in ..."

4. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method for the Student by Banister Fletcher (1905)
"The Jacobean style was a development of the Elizabethan, gradually diverging from Gothic picturesqueness as classic literature and models became better ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"Dürer, that continued in use until the sixteenth century, when they gave way to the Jacobean, the popularity of which continued until 1745, ..."

6. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"CHAPTER VII THE Jacobean POETS THE authors who will ... and in calling what precedes it Elizabethan and what follows it Jacobean. The death of the Queen was ..."

7. Scottish Notes and Queries edited by John Bulloch (1907)
"Gordon, Chippendale, by Crel/on ; Sir Ernest Gordon of Park, Bart., and Park, 1778, Jacobean, two states of the same plate \ (Gordon) anon., Jacobean ..."

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