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Jackson

[jak-suhn]
noun
1.
Andrew ("Old Hickory") 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37.
2.
Lady Barbara, Ward, Barbara.
3.
Helen Hunt (Helen Maria Fiske) 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet.
4.
Jesse L(ouis) born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and civil-rights and political activist.
5.
Joseph Jefferson ("Shoeless Joe") 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
6.
Mahalia, 1911–72, U.S. gospel singer.
7.
Robert Houghwout [hou-uht] , 1892–1954, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1941–54.
8.
Thomas Jonathan ("Stonewall Jackson") 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
9.
a city in and the capital of Mississippi, in the central part.
10.
a city in W Tennessee.
11.
a city in S Michigan.
12.
a town in NW Wyoming: resort near Jackson Hole.
13.
a male given name, meaning “son of Jack.”
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Jackson1 (ˈdʒæksən)
 
n
a city in and state capital of Mississippi, on the Pearl River. Pop: 179 599 (2003 est)

Jackson2 (ˈdʒæksən)
 
n
1.  Andrew. 1767--1845, US statesman, general, and lawyer; seventh president of the US (1829--37). He became a national hero after successfully defending New Orleans from the British (1815). During his administration the spoils system was introduced and the national debt was fully paid off
2.  Colin (Ray). born 1967, British athlete, broke world record for 110 m hurdles in 1993 (12.91 seconds) and for the 60 m hurdles in 1994 (7.3 seconds)
3.  Glenda. born 1936, British stage, film, and television actress, and Labour politician. Her films include Women in Love (1969) for which she won an Oscar, The Music Lovers (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), and Turtle Diary (1985); became a member of parliament in 1992
4.  Jesse (Louis). born 1941, US Democrat politician and clergyman; Black campaigner for minority rights
5.  Michael (Joe). 1958--2009, US pop singer, lead vocalist with the Jacksons (originally the Jackson 5) (1969--86). His solo albums include Thriller (1982), Bad (1989), and Invincible (2001)
6.  Peter. born 1961, New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and producer; his films include Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001--03), and King Kong (2005)
7.  Thomas Jonathan, known as Stonewall Jackson. 1824--63, Confederate general in the American Civil War, noted particularly for his command at the first Battle of Bull Run (1861)
 
Jacksonian2
 
adj, —n

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Mississippi
originally as the name of the river, from Fr., from Algonquian (Fr. missionaries first penetrated the river valley in its upper reaches), lit. "big river;" cf. Ojibwa mshi- "big," ziibi "river."
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Jackson Jack·son (jāk'sən), John Hughlings. 1835-1911.

British neurologist whose connection of certain epileptic symptoms to specific locations in the brain advanced the understanding of epilepsy.

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Mississippi definition


State in the southern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, and Louisiana and Arkansas to the west. Its capital and largest city is Jackson.

Note: Its name comes from the Mississippi River, which forms most of the state's western border.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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