Definitions for jadedʒeɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc.
Category: Mineralogy, Jewelry
an object, as a carving, made from either mineral.
Also called jade′ green′. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.
Origin of jade:
1585–95; < F < It giada < obs. Sp (piedra de) ijada (stone of) colic < VL *iliata= L īli(a) flanks (see ilium ) +-ata -ate1; so called because supposed to cure nephritic colic
jadedʒeɪd(n.; v.)jad•ed, jad•ing.
(n.)a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
a disreputable, ill-tempered, or indiscreet woman.
(v.i.)to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.
Origin of jade:
a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet, trollop(noun)
a woman adulterer
jade green, jade(noun)
a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green
hack, jade, nag, plug(adj)
an old or over-worked horse
of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green
tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade(verb)
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue(verb)
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
"We wore ourselves out on this hike"
Origin: From jade, taken into general use in the 1970s.
a stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples
a mean or tired horse; a worthless nag
a disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man
a young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt
to treat like a jade; to spurn
to make ridiculous and contemptible
to exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass
to become weary; to lose spirit
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
is the common name of about 150 ornamental stones, but belongs properly only to nephrite, a pale grey, yellowish, or white mineral found in New Zealand, Siberia, and chiefly in China, where it is highly valued.
Translations for jade
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) a type of hard stone, usually green in colour
a piece of jade; jade ornaments.
- groenkwarts, groengranaatAfrikaans
- حَجَر كريم صَلْبArabic
- jadePortuguese (BR)
- jadeit; jadeitovýCzech
- der Jade; Jade-...German
- (de) jadeFrench
- אֶבֶן חֵן יְרוּקָהHebrew
- डग्गा, मरियल घोड़ा, औरत, चुड़ै़लHindi
- zöld nefritHungarian
- batu giokIndonesian
- giada; di giadaItalian
- 비취, 옥Korean
- jadeit, nefrytPolish
- (de) jadRomanian
- nefrit; jadeit; jadeitovýSlovak
- žad, od žadaSerbian
- yeşim (taşı)Turkish
- 玉，翡翠Chinese (Trad.)
- нефрит; гагатUkrainian
- سبز نگینے کا پتھرUrdu
- ngọc bíchVietnamese
- 碧玉，翡翠Chinese (Simp.)
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