• IPA: /ˈd͡ʒeɪkəb/
Proper noun
  1. One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites (Jews and Samaritans).
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 25:27 ↗:
      And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents
  2. A male given name.
    • 1927 Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises: Chapter III:
      "Georgette. How are you called?" "Jacob." "That's a Flemish name." "American too." "You're not a Flamand?" "No, American." "Good, I detest Flamands." - - -
      Brett smiled at him. "I've promised to dance this with Jacob," she laughed. "You've a hell of a biblical name, Jake."
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Jacob (plural Jacobs)

  1. A breed of multihorned sheep.

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