What does jelly mean?

Definitions for jellyˈdʒɛl i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jelly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gelatin, jelly(noun)

    an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

  2. jelly(noun)

    a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

  3. jelly(verb)

    any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin

  4. jellify, jelly(verb)

    make into jelly

    "jellify a liquid"


  1. jelly(Noun)

    A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set

  2. jelly(Noun)

    A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin

  3. jelly(Noun)

    A pretty girl; a girlfriend.

  4. jelly(Noun)

    A large backside, especially a woman's.

  5. jelly(Noun)

    A jelly shoe.

  6. jelly(Verb)

    To wiggle like jelly.

  7. jelly(Verb)

    To make jelly.

  8. jelly(Adjective)


  9. Origin: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jelly(noun)

    anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like

  2. Jelly(noun)

    the juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly

  3. Jelly(verb)

    to become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly

  4. Origin: [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gele jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See Gelid.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jelly

    jel′i, n. anything gelatinous: the juice of fruit boiled with sugar.—v.i. Jell, to jelly.—adj. Jell′ied, in the state of jelly.—v.t. Jell′ify, to make into a jelly.—v.i. to become gelatinous.—ns. Jell′y-bag, a bag through which jelly is strained; Jell′y-fish, marine radiate animals like jelly. [Fr. gelée, from geler—L. gelāre, to freeze.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jelly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jelly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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