Webster 1913 Edition
Jacob. See 2d
A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (
Gen. xxviii. 12); – also called
Jacobsaid . . . with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands.
Gen. xxxii. 9, 10.
Thy name shall be called no more
Jacob, but Israel.
Gen. xxxii. 28.
A perennial herb of the genus
Polemonium cœruleum), having corymbs of drooping flowers, usually blue. Gray.
A rope ladder, with wooden steps, for going aloft.
R. H. Dana, Jr.
A succession of short cracks in a defective spar.–
A name given to many forms of staff or weapon, especially in the Middle Ages; a pilgrim's staff.