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"


  1. jellynoun

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

  2. jellynoun

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

  3. jellynoun

    A pretty girl; a girlfriend.

  4. jellynoun

    A large backside, especially a woman's.

  5. jellynoun

    A jelly shoe.

  6. jellyverb

    To wiggle like jelly.

  7. jellyverb

    To make jelly.

  8. jellyadjective


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


  1. jelly

    Jelly is a sweet or savory food substance with a soft, elastic, and semi-transparent consistency, typically made from sugar and fruit juice or pectin, used as a spread for bread or as a dessert. It can also refer to a similar product made from meat or fish. Jelly can also be a soft, clear, or translucent non-food substance like petroleum jelly.

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

  2. Jellynoun

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

  3. Jellyverb

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

  4. 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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JELLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jelly is ranked #113155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jelly surname appeared 155 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jelly.

    76.1% or 118 total occurrences were White.
    16.7% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.2% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  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. Michael Bloom:

    Our peanut butter and jelly sandwich are a $ 1.29, ham and cheese for $ 3.99, we're similar to grocery store prices but maybe $ 1 to $ 3 less.Pizzas typically are among the most purchased items at gas station stores.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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