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a male given name, form of James.


James ("Jim") born 1935, U.S. painter.


[pah-mer or for 5, pahl-]
Alice Elvira, 1855–1902, U.S. educator.
Arnold, born 1929, U.S. golfer.
Daniel David, 1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
George Herbert, 1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
James Alvin ("Jim") born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
a town in S Massachusetts.


James Ronald ("Jim") born 1947, U.S. distance runner; congressman 1996–2007.


James Francis ("Jim") 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.
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dine (daɪn)
1.  (intr) to eat dinner
2.  (intr; often foll by on, off, or upon) to make one's meal (of): the guests dined upon roast beef
3.  informal (tr) to entertain to dinner (esp in the phrase wine and dine someone)
[C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjējūnāre (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jējūnāre to fast; see jejune]

palmer (ˈpɑːmə)
1.  (in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
2.  (in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
3.  (in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
4.  any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body
[C13: from Old French palmier, from Medieval Latin palmārius, from Latin palma palm]

Palmer (ˈpɑːmə)
1.  Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: won the US Open Championship (1960) and the British Open Championship (1961; 1962)
2.  Samuel. 1805--81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake

Thorpe (θɔːp)
1.  Ian. born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
2.  James Francis. 1888--1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
3.  Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967--76)

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. disner, originally "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Romance *desjunare "to break one's fast," from L. dis- "undo" + L.L. jejunare "to fast," from L. jejunus "fasting, hungry."
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Bible Dictionary

Dine definition

(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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences for jim
He made it clear that jim was good, deeply loving, human, and anxious for
Many of these are displayed in the museum exhibit jim henson puppeteer.
Eventually their threats drive jim, his anger vented, back to the city.
Express dossier of the unknowns behind the red challenge to jim.
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