Definitions for jellyˈdʒɛl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jel•lyˈdʒɛl i(n.)(pl.)-lies

  1. (n.)a sweet spread of fruit juice boiled with sugar and sometimes pectin, then cooled to a soft, sticky consistency.

    Category: Cooking

  2. any substance having such consistency.

  3. Usu.,jellies.a pair of transparent plastic sandals or shoes.

    Category: Clothing

  4. (v.t.)to make into jelly; bring to the consistency of jelly.

  5. to spread with jelly, syrup, or the like.

  6. (v.i.)to come to the consistency of jelly.

Origin of jelly:

1350–1400; ME gely < OF gelee frozen jelly < VL and ML gelāta, der. of gelāre to freeze, congeal; cf. gelatin

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jelly(noun)ˈdʒɛl i

    a sweet substance made from fruit juice and sugar

    a peanut butter and jelly sandwich


  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

Translations for jelly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the juice of fruit boiled with sugar until it is firm, used like jam, or served with meat.

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