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Jones meaning

jones - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. American naval commander in the American Revolution ( 1747- 1792)
  2. 2. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident ( 1864- 1900)

jones - examples of usage

  1. The appointment of the Jones commission ended, for all practical purposes, the control of the Virginia Company over the colony. - "The Virginia Company Of London, 1606-1624", Wesley Frank Craven.
  2. Suppose that John Smith has sold a thousand pounds worth of cotton goods to Thomas Jones, a shopkeeper; several months will pass perhaps before Jones can sell the goods over the counter, and if he has not much capital, he agrees that John Smith shall give credit for the thousand pounds but in the mean time draw a bill upon Jones. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Take him with you to Manninglea- and, look here, if Mr. Jones can't fit him properly out of stock, let him make the suit to measure. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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