Definitions for jadedʒeɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jadedʒeɪd(n.)

  1. either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc.

    Category: Mineralogy, Jewelry

  2. an object, as a carving, made from either mineral.

    Category: Jewelry

  3. 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

jade′like`(adj.)

jadedʒeɪd(n.; v.)jad•ed, jad•ing.

  1. (n.)a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.

  2. a disreputable, ill-tempered, or indiscreet woman.

  3. (v.i.)to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.

Origin of jade:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jade, jadestone(noun)

    a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite

  2. adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet, trollop(noun)

    a woman adulterer

  3. jade green, jade(noun)

    a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green

  4. hack, jade, nag, plug(adj)

    an old or over-worked horse

  5. jade, jade-green(verb)

    of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. Jade(ProperNoun)

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  2. Origin: From jade, taken into general use in the 1970s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jade(noun)

    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

  2. Jade(noun)

    a mean or tired horse; a worthless nag

  3. Jade(noun)

    a disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man

  4. Jade(noun)

    a young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt

  5. Jade(verb)

    to treat like a jade; to spurn

  6. Jade(verb)

    to make ridiculous and contemptible

  7. Jade(verb)

    to exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass

  8. Jade(verb)

    to become weary; to lose spirit

Freebase

  1. Jade

    Jade is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Comics Universe who first appeared in All-Star Squadron #25. Known affectionately as "Jennie" or "Jen", she is the daughter of Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern. Her mother is Rose Canton, the Golden Age villain known as Thorn. Jennie-Lynn has a twin brother, Todd James Rice, who is the superhero Obsidian. Along with Obsidian, Jade was a founding member of Infinity, Inc. She has worked with both the Justice League and Justice Society of America, as well as most recently being a member and eventual leader of the Outsiders. She was also a member of the resurrected Green Lantern Corps after being given a spare power ring. She has been romantically linked with Hank King and with Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. She was the first female Green Lantern from Earth and was ranked 34th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jade

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jade(adjective)

(of) a type of hard stone, usually green in colour

a piece of jade; jade ornaments.

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