Definition of James Cook

1. Noun. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779).

Exact synonyms: Captain Cook, Captain James Cook, Cook
Generic synonyms: Navigator



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Literary usage of James Cook

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... performed in his Majesty's ships Resolution and Adventure in the years 1772-5, written by James Cook, commander of the Resolution (with maps, charts, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common Pleas and by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Henry Blackstone, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1827)
"[] Sur cognisance de •trail. come ceo, <jc. said James Cook as of freehold and right of his third part for the term of his natural life; And the said John ..."

3. A Chronological History of North-eastern Voyages of Discovery: And of the by James Burney (1819)
"Captain James Cook on the North-west Coast of America. JAM now to speak of a voyage in which it was my good fortune (such I have always considered it) to ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1834)
"A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World, 1772, 3, 4 & 5, written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Fur- ..."

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