What does jellyfish mean?

Definitions for jellyfish
ˈdʒɛl iˌfɪʃjel·ly·fish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war, jellyfishnoun

    large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

  2. jellyfishnoun

    any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans


  1. jellyfishnoun

    Almost transparent aquatic being; any one of the acalephs, especially one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jellyfishnoun

    any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa


  1. Jellyfish

    Jellyfish or jellies are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. A few jellyfish inhabit freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal.


  1. jellyfish

    Social shopping site jellyfish offers a radically new approach to shopping.On the surface, jellyfish appears to be a product search engine that returns lists of rebated items from sellers, ranked according to price, showing buyers the full price of items including the rebate provided by the sellerBut it is jellyfish’s business model that sets them apart from all the other fish in the sea (sorry for the pun): jellyfish’s model is very similar to affiliate ads - a referral fee is paid whenever an item is sold through the site. However, in this case the payment doesn’t go to a webmaster for referring the sale - it goes straight to the consumer. In fact, Jellyfish shares at least 50% of the commission with the buyer. In addition, advertisers are ranked by how much they’ll pay the customer for buying their product; these discounts can be as high as 24%. There are various online (social) shopping networks; some include: Kaboodle, Zlio, MyPickList, Wists, and Ideeli.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jellyfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jellyfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of jellyfish in a Sentence

  1. Adam Dickinson:

    It was pretty incredible and really hard to describe, it almost looked like a load of muscles contracting. It was clear the creature, which Dickinson later discovered was alion's mane jellyfish— the largest species of jellyfish in the world— wasn't dead. It's alive, Dickinson's son confirmed. The family stared at the jellyfish, and sure enough, it continued to move.

  2. Nicole Xu:

    Jellyfish have existed for over 500 million years, and over that time, their body structure has remained largely unchanged, so it's interesting to figure out what makes them so special and how we can learn from them, because we use animals with natural swimming motions, the hope is that they won't disturb the environment in the same way that a submarine might, so we can expand the types of environments we can monitor.

  3. John Evans:

    The Internet is like a giant jellyfish. You can't step on it. You can't go around it. You've got to get through it.

  4. Greg Neely:

    We studied the biggest, most venomous and scary one, our drug works on the big beast. We don't know yet if it works on other jellyfish, but we know it works on the most-deadly one.

  5. John Hocevar:

    The structure of PPE will make it particularly hazardous for marine life, gloves, like plastic bags, can appear to be jellyfish or other types of foods for sea turtles, for example. The straps on masks can present entangling hazards.

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