Definition of Jacob in English:

Jacob

proper noun

  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, the younger of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca, who persuaded his brother Esau to sell him his birthright and tricked him out of his father's blessing (Gen. 25, 27). The twelve tribes of ancient Israel were descended from his twelve sons.

Origin

From Hebrew ya‘aqōḇ following after, supplanter.

Pronunciation:

Jacob

/ˈdʒeɪkəb/