Definitions for: Jones


[n] English phonetician (1881-1967)
[n] one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
[n] American naval commander in the War of Independence (1747-1792)
[n] United States golfer (1902-1971)
[n] United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote `The Ballad of Casey Jones' about the incident (1864-1900)
[n] United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)



Synonyms: Bobby Jones, Casey Jones, Daniel Jones, Inigo Jones, John Luther Jones, John Paul Jones, Mary Harris Jones, Mother Jones, Robert Tyre Jones

See Also: architect, designer, engine driver, engineer, golf player, golfer, labor leader, linksman, locomotive engineer, naval commander, phonetician, railroad engineer

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Famous Quotes Containing Jones:


We got into all the trouble you could ever imagine. We figured that if the Jones boys and all the gangsters ran Chicago, we had our own territory now. All the stores, all the crime, we were in charge of everything, my stepbrother and my brother.

-- Quincy Jones (American Musician)

The worst storyline I've ever been involved in I wasn't involved in, because I was clever enough to get pregnant with my second child and they wrote me out and they replaced me with Christine Jones. And thank God - that was the worst storyline.

-- Erika Slezak (American Actress)

During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.

-- Bo Gritz (American Soldier)

When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I'd play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well.

-- George Shearing (British Musician)

I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds. And I enjoy that. But in my real life, I'm a wife now. You can't really be bossy when you're married.

-- Star Jones (American Entertainer)

But Tommy Lee Jones is just smooth. He's just the real deal. I'm captivated by him because there's so little of that in Hollywood, and he just embodies it.

-- Lara Flynn Boyle (American Actress)

Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972.

-- Kurtis Blow (American Musician)

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas. I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.

-- Norm Crosby (American Comedian)

Whenever Elvin Jones comes to Seattle I try to go catch him.

-- Matt Cameron (American Musician)

I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.

-- Harrison Ford (American Actor)

And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

-- Jennifer Garner (American Actress)

I mean New York City is the financial capital of the world. It's where all the money passes through, the Dow Jones, whatever, that's where all the money goes.

-- John Guare (American Playwright)

Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.

-- Colin Firth (British Actor)

But, George and Steven asked me to write the Indiana Jones sequels, and I didn't want to.

-- Lawrence Kasdan (American Producer)

One person I've always wanted to work with who would be an amazing guest star would be James Earl Jones.

-- Nancy McKeon (American Actress)

Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He's definitely a cowboy. He's from Texas.

-- Christina Milian (American Musician)

I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.

-- Tia Carrere (American Actress)

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.

-- Jack Youngblood (American Athlete)

I can't help but have my sights set on Scorsese, Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones.

-- Xander Berkeley (American Actor)

I'd have a sex scene with Whoopi Goldberg or Star Jones.

-- Method Man (American Musician)

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.

-- Tony Visconti (American Musician)

On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones.

-- Keanu Reeves (Canadian Actor)

I'm not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon - there's no such thing. No actor can be the person, that's a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he plays Hamlet or whatever.

-- Sam J. Jones (American Actor)

I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen.

-- Kevin Costner (American Actor)

You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man's world. Fortunately he's a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he's a capable human being and has great communication skills.

-- Lesley Gore (American Musician)

I'm the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today.

-- Wyclef Jean (American Musician)

Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time.

-- Gerry Beckley (American Musician)

The ruling in the Paula Jones case is so silly.

-- Vincent Bugliosi (American Author)

You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will.

-- Ray Nagin ( -)

All Bridget Jones did was give us a word for it - singleton - which was the worst possible thing.

-- Daisy Donovan (British Actress)

My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store.

-- Quincy Jones (American Musician)

I am Mother Jones. The Government can't take my life and you can't take my arm, but you can take my suitcase.

-- Mary Harris Jones (American Activist)

But once you strip that down, you realize it's all about a voice, like a Norah Jones - that's inspiring to me.

-- Taylor Dayne (American Musician)

I can tell you 100 percent Pastor Jones will not burn the Quran tomorrow. There will be no Quran burning.

-- Kilari Anand Paul (American -)

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.

-- Dan Rather (American Journalist)


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