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  1. Jane(Noun)

    A woman, often specifically a girlfriend

    What happened to your regular Jane?

  2. Jane(ProperNoun)

    ; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.

  3. Jane(ProperNoun)

    derived from a variant of John.

  4. Origin: From Jannes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jane(noun)

    a coin of Genoa; any small coin

  2. Jane(noun)

    a kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean

  3. Origin: [LL. Janua Genoa; L. Genua, also OE. Jean.]


  1. Jane

    Jane was an American magazine created to appeal to the women who grew up reading Sassy Magazine, both of which had Jane Pratt as founding editor. Its original target audience was aged 18–34, and was designed to appeal to women who did not like the typical women's magazine format. Pratt originally intended the magazine to be named Betty, but she was voted down by everyone else involved in the making of the magazine. The magazine was launched in September 1997; the final issue was dated August 2007. The events surrounding the magazine's fold were chronicled through the experiences of two assistants on the SOAPnet series The Fashionista Diaries. Sassy, created by Pratt in 1987, was intended to appeal to adolescent girls, but because of its sexual candor and coverage of topics other teen magazines didn't touch, such as the riot grrrl movement, its popularity exploded beyond its intended audience. When Sassy ended its New York editorial run in 1994, readers were left heartbroken and waiting for something to take its place. In September 1997, Jane Pratt's new magazine, Jane, published by the Disney-owned Fairchild Publications, hit the stands with Drew Barrymore as its maiden covergirl.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jane

    jān, n. (Spens.) a small silver Genoese coin: jean. [Low L. Janua, L. Genua, Genoa.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jane' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2685

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jane' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1283

Anagrams for jane »

  1. Jena

  2. jean, Jean


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Finch:

    Mary-Jane and I do agree on all the big things.

  2. J. K. Rowling:

    Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.

  3. Rogge Dunn:

    This lawsuit is not simply about protecting Jane Doe. It is about protecting people's privacy.

  4. Alan Dershowitz:

    During our entire stay on the island, we never saw any young women that fit the description of Jane Doe No. 3.

  5. Jane Seymour:

    He also demanded Jane Seymour lie about being at his house. He was the most powerful man in Hollywood at that time.

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