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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

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