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jamb the side, or side frame, of a door or window opening.
jambalaya a Creole dish of rice cooked with ham, chicken, shrimp, oysters, and the like, and seasoned with herbs and spices.
jamboree (informal) a noisy or enthusiastic party or celebration. [2 definitions]
James according to the New Testament, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. [3 definitions]
James Farmer American civil rights activist and strong believer in non-violent protest against injustice. Farmer was an initiator of the Freedom Rides in the early 1960s, which served to highlight and challenge racial segregation and discrimination in the U.S. (b.1920--d. 1999).
James Joyce an Irish author (b.1882--d.1941).
James Watt a Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam engine (b.1736--d.1819).
Jammu and Kashmir see Kashmir.
jam-packed packed very tightly; crammed.
jam session an informal gathering, esp. of jazz musicians, to play improvisations together.
Jan. abbreviation of "January," the first month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
Jane Doe the name used in legal proceedings to indicate a fictitious or unknown woman.
jangle to emit a harsh, unmelodious sound, as of chains striking something. [4 definitions]
janitor someone employed to clean, make minor repairs to, and take care of a building or the like.
janizary (often cap.) formerly, a member of a Turkish sultan's guard. [2 definitions]
Janjaweed heavily-armed, mounted militiamen based in the Darfur region of Sudan. The name "janjaweed" comes from the Arabic, meaning "ghost riders."
January the first month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
Janus in Roman mythology, the god who protects entrances and exits and is portrayed with two faces looking in opposite directions.
Jap (offensive slang) a Japanese person.
Japan an island country in the Pacific off the coast of Korea and the Soviet Union; Nippon.
japan any of a number of shiny, black, long-lasting varnishes. [4 definitions]