Definitions for: Jesse






Webster (1913) Definition: Jes"se, n. [LL. Jesse, the father of David, fr. Gr. ?,
fr. Herb. Yishai.]
Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ,
in decorative art; as:
(a) A genealogical tree represented in stained glass.
(b) A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the
name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called
also tree of Jesse.

Jesse window (Arch.), a window of which the glazing and
tracery represent the tree of Jesse.

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Famous Quotes Containing Jesse:


I was the only person of color in the Senate, and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Trent Lott.

-- Carol Moseley Braun (American Politician)

I find Jesse Jackson to be religiously, progressively old fashioned.

-- Jackie Jackson (American Musician)

I'm in show business... I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson.

-- Chris Rock ( Comedian)

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

-- Jesse Jackson (American Activist)

Yeah, I think that's it... It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too.

-- John Milius (American Director)

I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me.

-- William Weld (American Politician)

Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing something that he thought was particularly outrageous or he was looking at some sort of a question that he thought lacked proper definition, he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask.

-- Richard Neal (American Politician)

Jesse Jackson, when I met him, he had an innocence about him which is still very much a part of him today.

-- Jackie Jackson (American Musician)

One thing of the many things that I know about Jesse Jackson, he is persistent.

-- Jackie Jackson (American Musician)

The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser.

-- Chris Matthews (American Journalist)

You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest.

-- Kenneth Blackwell (American Politician)

I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson they all want to make fun of, but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that. I don't want to play to that crowd. I don't.

-- Chris Matthews (American Journalist)

I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country.

-- John Edwards (American Politician)

Jesse McCartney is one of the nicest people around. I hate when I hear bad things about him, because anyone who knows him would agree that he's a good guy and really humble.

-- Zac Efron (American Actor)

I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.

-- Lee Trevino (American Athlete)


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