James (“Jim”) born 1935, U.S. painter.
(intransitive) to eat dinner
(intransitive; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one’s meal (of): the guests dined upon roast beef
(transitive) (informal) to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)
late 13c., from Old French disner (Modern French dîner) “to dine, eat, have a meal,” originally “take the first meal of the day,” from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare “to break one’s fast,” from Vulgar Latin *disjejunare, from dis- “undo” (see dis-) + Late Latin jejunare “to fast,” from Latin iejunus “fasting, hungry” (see jejune).
(Gen. 43:16). It was the custom in Egypt to dine at noon. But it is probable that the Egyptians took their principal meal in the evening, as was the general custom in the East (Luke 14:12).
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- James Edward
noun 1. .
- James espy
[es-pee] /ˈɛs pi/ noun 1. James Pollard [pol-erd] /ˈpɒl ərd/ (Show IPA), 1785–1860, U.S. meteorologist. /ɪˈspaɪ/ verb -pies, -pying, -pied 1. (transitive) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detect: to espy a ship on the horizon v. early 13c., aspy, from Old French espier (12c., Modern French épier), from Vulgar […]
- James gosling
person The software engineer who wrote GOSMACS, and served as Sun Microsystems, Inc. project leader for both NeWS, and Java. He is currently (1997) a Vice President and “Distinguished Engineer” at Sun. (http://java.sun.com:80/people/jag/). Biography (http://sun.com/sunergy/Bios/gosling_bio.html). (1997-03-12)
- James gould cozzens
[kuhz-uh nz] /ˈkʌz ənz/ noun 1. James Gould, 1903–78, U.S. novelist.