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Family of American jazz musicians, including Henry (1918-2010), known as "Hank," a pianist best known as a member of the Columbia Broadcasting System house band (1959-1974); his brother Thaddeus Joseph (1923-1986), known as "Thad," a cornetist, flugelhorn player, and composer who wrote extensively for Count Basie's orchestra; and his brother Elvin Ray (1927-2004), a drummer best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet (1960-1965).
2. An addiction or craving.
intr.v. jonesed, jones·ing, jones·es
To have an eager or intense desire: was jonesing for caffeine.
[Perhaps from the name Jones.]
1. (Biography) Carwyn (Howell). born 1967, Welsh Labour politician; first minister of Wales from 2009
2. (Biography) Daniel. 1881–1967, British phonetician
3. (Biography) Daniel. 1912–93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
4. (Biography) David. 1895–1974, British artist and writer: his literary works, which combine poetry and prose, include In Parenthesis (1937), an account of World War I, and The Anathemata (1952)
5. (Biography) Digby (Marritt). Baron. born 1956, British businessman and politician; director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (2000–06); Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2007–08)
6. (Biography) Inigo (ˈɪnɪɡəʊ). 1573–1652, English architect and theatrical designer, who introduced Palladianism to England. His buildings include the Banqueting Hall of Whitehall. He also designed the settings for court masques, being the first to use the proscenium arch and movable scenery in England
7. (Biography) John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747–92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
8. (Biography) (Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka. born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
9. (Biography) Quincy. born 1933, US composer, arranger, conductor, record producer, and trumpeter, noted esp for his film scores and his collaborations in the recording studio with Michael Jackson
10. (Biography) Robert Tyre, known as Bobby Jones. 1902–71, US golfer: won a unique 'grand slam' in 1930 of US Open, US Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur championships
n. (sometimes cap.) Slang.
a craving or addiction, esp. to heroin.
[1965–70; orig. uncertain]
1. In•i•go (ˈɪn ɪˌgoʊ) 1573–1652, English architect.
2. John Paul (John Paul), 1747–92, American naval commander in the Revolutionary War, born in Scotland.
3. Mary Harris ( “Mother Jones” ), 1830–1930, U.S. labor leader, born in Ireland.
Past participle: jonesed
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|Noun||1.||Jones - United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)|
|2.||Jones - 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)|
|3.||Jones - United States golfer (1902-1971)|
|4.||Jones - American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)|
|5.||Jones - one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)|
|6.||Jones - English phonetician (1881-1967)|