What does jelly mean?

Definitions for jelly
ˈdʒɛl ijel·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gelatin, jellynoun

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

  2. jellynoun

    a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

  3. jellyverb

    any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin

  4. jellify, jellyverb

    make into jelly

    "jellify a liquid"

Wiktionary

  1. jellynoun

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

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  2. jellynoun

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

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  3. jellynoun

    A pretty girl; a girlfriend.

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  4. jellynoun

    A large backside, especially a woman's.

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  5. jellynoun

    A jelly shoe.

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  6. jellyverb

    To wiggle like jelly.

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  7. jellyverb

    To make jelly.

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

  8. jellyadjective

    jealous

    Etymology: gelee, from geler, from gelu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jellynoun

    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

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

  2. Jellynoun

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

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

  3. Jellyverb

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

    Etymology: [ 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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of jelly in a Sentence

  1. Sandra Arevalo:

    Start by making sure that your child always eats something before going to school, quick and nutrient rich foods to eat in the morning include whole grain cereals with low fat milk, a yogurt parfait, a cereal bar with a cup of low-fat milk, a fruit and/or vegetables smoothie, egg, cheese or turkey sandwich or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.

  2. California Johnson:

    The lunch lady that was standing at the computer took the took their food off their trays with her bare hands and put it in a bowl, they later threw it away, and then the students had to get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  3. Isabel Maples:

    A peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be a great choice when you don't want to pack a cooler of food, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated.

  4. Sungwon Cho:

    I like the sweet taste, it feels like I am vaping a candy or jelly.

  5. Bobby Long:

    The pizza and strawberry shake were wonderful, but I didn't get the jelly-filled donuts that I ordered, what's with that ? This should be fixed.

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