Definition of Jesse

1. n. Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art

Definition of Jesse

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) The father of king David. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Hebrew male given name) of biblical origin. ¹

3. Proper noun. A female given name, a variant of Jessie. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) A representation of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art, such as a genealogical tree in stained glass or a branched candlestick. ¹

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Definition of Jesse

1. to jess [v JESSED, JESSING, JESSES] - See also: jess

Medical Definition of Jesse

1. Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art; as: A genealogical tree represented in stained glass. A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; called also tree of Jesse. Jesse window, a window of which the glazing and tracery represent the tree of Jesse. Origin: LL.Jesse, the father of David, fr. Gr, fr. Herb. Yishai. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jesse

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1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"The boys, soon after their arrival, separated, one going South and one West, while jesse remained in New York. He began his career by peddling small ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"ord, editor of the ' Gentleman's Magazine,' •who took a great interest in t lie improvements planned by jesse in the royal parks. jesse lived for some years ..."

3. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"64 (A) jesse JAMES How the people held their breath When they heard of jesse's death, And wondered how he came to die; For the big reward little Robert Ford ..."

4. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"jesse DuMond was a physicist, with that term encompassing all branches of the ... jesse DuMond was the most inspired mechanical designer I have ever known. ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"jesse D. Bright, heretofore, on the first day of March, 1861, wrote a letter, ... jesse 1). Bright from his seat in the United States Senate, i respectfully ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1834)
"jesse deserves a great deal of credit, at all events, for the zeal which he ... Mr. jesse does not confine his attention to one order, or one class of the ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"So far as Milton and jesse ... though there la evidence that he was present with a gun at the time that Milton and jesse killed Willie and Carrie Carter, ..."

8. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"30, 1892, to Louise S., daughter of jesse Davis of Lisbon, Me., and has one son, jesse A Drew. ; Nicholas and his wife, Bathsheba BALDY, John Montgomery, ..."

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