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Jönköping
geographical name city S Sweden at S end of Vättern Lake population 309,867
Jonquière
geographical name town Canada in S central Quebec population 54,842
jonquil
noun Etymology: French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco reed, from Latin juncus Date: 1664 a Mediterranean perennial bulbous herb (Narcissus jonquilla) ...
Jonson
biographical name Benjamin 1572-1637 Ben Jonson English dramatist • Jonsonian adjective
Jonsonian
adjective see Jonson
Joplin
I. biographical name Scott 1868-1917 American pianist & composer II. geographical name city SW Missouri population 45,504
Joppa
geographical name — see Jaffa
Jordaens
biographical name Jacob 1593-1678 Flemish painter
Jordan
I. biographical name David Starr 1851-1931 American biologist & educator II. biographical name Michael Jeffrey 1963- American basketball player III. geographical name 1. ...
Jordan almond
noun Etymology: Middle English jardin almande, from Anglo-French jardin, gardin garden + Middle English almande almond Date: 1615 a large Spanish almond especially when ...
Jordan curve
noun Etymology: Camille Jordan died 1922 French mathematician Date: 1900 simple closed curve
Jordan curve theorem
noun Date: 1947 a fundamental theorem of topology: every simple closed curve divides the plane into two regions for which it is the common boundary
Jordanian
adjective or noun see Jordan III
jorum
noun Etymology: perhaps from Joram in the Bible who “brought with him vessels of silver” (2 Samuel 8:10—Authorized Version) Date: 1730 a large drinking vessel or its ...
joseph
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Iōsēph, from Hebrew Yōsēph Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a. a son of Jacob who according to the account in Genesis rose to high ...
Joseph
biographical name circa 1840-1904 In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat Nez Percé Indian chief
Joseph II
biographical name 1741-1790 Holy Roman emperor (1765-90)
Joseph of Arimathea
Date: 14th century a rich councillor of the Sanhedrin who according to the Gospel accounts placed the body of Jesus in his own tomb and according to medieval legend took the ...
Josephine
biographical name Empress — see beauharnais
Josephite
noun Date: 1890 a member of St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart founded in 1871 in Baltimore, Md. and devoted to missionary work among black Americans
Josephson
biographical name Brian David 1940- British physicist
Josephson junction
noun Etymology: Brian D. Josephson Date: 1965 an electronic fast-switching device that consists of two layers of superconducting metal separated by a thin layer of insulator ...
Josephus
biographical name Flavius circa A.D. 37-circa 100 Jewish historian
Josh
abbreviation Joshua
josh
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1845 intransitive verb to engage in banter ; joke transitive verb to tease good-naturedly ; kid • josher noun II. noun ...
josher
noun see josh I
Joshua
noun Etymology: Hebrew Yĕhōshūa‘ Date: before 12th century 1. the divinely commissioned successor of Moses and military leader of the Israelites during the conquest of ...
Joshua tree
noun Date: 1884 a tall branched arborescent yucca (Yucca brevifolia) of arid regions of the southwestern United States that has clustered greenish-white flowers
Joshua Tree National Park
geographical name reservation S California N of Salton Sea containing unusual desert flora
Josquin des Prez
or Desprez biographical name circa 1440-1521 French composer
joss
noun Etymology: Chinese Pidgin English, from Portuguese deus god, from Latin — more at deity Date: 1711 a Chinese idol or cult image
joss house
noun Date: 1771 a Chinese temple or shrine
joss stick
noun Date: 1845 a slender stick of incense burned in front of a joss
jostle
I. verb (jostled; jostling) Etymology: alteration of justle, frequentative of 1joust Date: 1546 intransitive verb 1. a. to come in contact or into collision b. to ...
Josue
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Hebrew Yĕhōshūa‘ Date: before 12th century Joshua
jot
I. noun Etymology: Latin iota, jota iota Date: 1500 the least bit ; iota II. transitive verb (jotted; jotting) Date: 1721 to write briefly or hurriedly ; set down in the ...
jotting
noun Date: 1814 a brief note ; memorandum
Jotun
also Jotunn noun Etymology: Old Norse jǫtunn Date: 1842 a member of a race of giants in Norse mythology
Jotunheim
I. noun also Jotunnheim Etymology: Old Norse Jǫtunheimar Date: 1855 the home of the Jotuns in Norse mythology II. geographical name or Norw Jotunheimen mountains S central ...
Jotunheimen
geographical name see Jotunheim II
Jotunn
noun see Jotun
Jotunnheim
noun see Jotunheim I
joual
noun Etymology: Canadian French, rendering of a nonstandard pronunciation of French cheval horse Date: 1962 spoken Canadian French; especially the local forms of the spoken ...
Joubert
I. biographical name Joseph 1754-1824 French essayist & moralist II. biographical name Petrus Jacobus 1834-1900 known as Piet Joubert Boer general & statesman
jouissance
foreign term Etymology: French pleasure ; sexual pleasure ; orgasm
joule
noun Etymology: James P. Joule Date: 1882 a unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through a distance of one meter
Joule
biographical name James Prescott 1818-1889 English physicist
jounce
I. verb (jounced; jouncing) Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century intransitive verb to move in an up-and-down manner ; bounce transitive verb to cause to ...
jouncy
adjective (jouncier; -est) Date: 1943 marked by a jouncing motion or effect
jour
abbreviation 1. journal 2. journeyman
Jourdan
biographical name Comte Jean-Baptiste 1762-1833 French soldier; marshal of France
journal
noun Etymology: Middle English, service book containing the day hours, from Anglo-French jurnal, from jurnal, adjective, daily, from Latin diurnalis, from diurnus of the day, ...
journal box
noun Date: circa 1859 a metal housing used to support and protect a journal bearing
journal intime
foreign term Etymology: French intimate journal ; private diary
journalese
noun Date: 1882 a style of writing held to be characteristic of newspapers
journalism
noun Date: 1828 1. a. the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media b. the public press c. an academic study concerned with the collection and ...
journalist
noun Date: 1693 1. a. a person engaged in journalism; especially a writer or editor for a news medium b. a writer who aims at a mass audience 2. a person who keeps a ...
journalistic
adjective Date: 1829 of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists • journalistically adverb
journalistically
adverb see journalistic
journalize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1766 transitive verb to record in a journal intransitive verb 1. to keep a journal in accounting 2. to keep a personal journal • ...
journalizer
noun see journalize
journey
I. noun (plural journeys) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French jurnee day, day's journey, from jur day, from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin, neuter of diurnus Date: ...
journeyer
noun see journey II
journeyman
noun Etymology: Middle English, from journey journey, a day's labor + man Date: 15th century 1. a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person usually by the ...
journeywork
noun Date: 1601 1. work done by a journeyman 2. hackwork
joust
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French juster to unite, joust, from Vulgar Latin *juxtare, from Latin juxta near; akin to Latin jungere to join — ...
jouster
noun see joust I
Jove
noun Etymology: Latin Jov-, Juppiter Date: 14th century Jupiter — often used interjectionally to express surprise or agreement especially in the phrase by Jove
jovial
adjective Date: 1592 1. capitalized of or relating to Jove 2. markedly good-humored especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality Synonyms: see merry • joviality ...
joviality
noun see jovial
jovially
adverb see jovial
Jovian
I. adjective Date: 1530 of, relating to, or characteristic of the god or planet Jupiter II. biographical name circa 331-364 Flavius Jovianus Roman emperor (363-364)
jow
noun Etymology: Middle English jollen to knock Date: 1515 chiefly Scottish stroke, toll
jowar
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu joār, juvār, from Sanskrit yavākāra barley-shaped, from yava barley + karoti he makes Date: 1800 durra
Jowett
biographical name Benjamin 1817-1893 English Greek scholar
jowl
I. noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English choll Date: 15th century a cut of fish consisting of the head and usually adjacent parts II. noun Etymology: alteration of ...
jowly
adjective (jowlier; -est) Date: circa 1873 having marked jowls ; having full or saggy flesh about the lower cheeks and jaw area
joy
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French joie, from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium, from gaudēre to rejoice; probably akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice Date: 13th ...
joyance
noun Date: circa 1586 archaic delight, enjoyment
Joyce
biographical name James (Augustine Aloysius) 1882-1941 Irish writer • Joycean adjective
Joycean
adjective see Joyce
joyful
adjective Date: 13th century experiencing, causing, or showing joy ; happy • joyfully adverb • joyfulness noun
joyfully
adverb see joyful
joyfulness
noun see joyful
joyless
adjective see joy I
joylessly
adverb see joy I
joylessness
noun see joy I
joyous
adjective Date: 14th century joyful • joyously adverb • joyousness noun
joyously
adverb see joyous
joyousness
noun see joyous
joypop
intransitive verb Date: 1953 to use habit-forming drugs occasionally or irregularly without becoming addicted • joypopper noun
joypopper
noun see joypop
joyride
noun Date: 1909 1. a ride taken for pleasure (as in a car or aircraft); especially an automobile ride marked by reckless driving (as in a stolen car) 2. conduct or action ...
joyrider
noun see joyride
joyriding
noun see joyride
joystick
noun Etymology: perhaps from English slang joystick penis Date: 1910 1. a lever in an airplane that operates the elevators by a fore-and-aft motion and the ailerons by a ...
JP
abbreviation 1. jet propulsion 2. justice of the peace
JPEG
noun Etymology: Joint Photographic Experts Group Date: 1988 a computer file format for the compression and storage of usually high-quality photographic digital images
Jpn
abbreviation Japan; Japanese
Jr
abbreviation junior
JSD
abbreviation Etymology: New Latin juris scientiae doctor doctor of science of law
jt
or jnt abbreviation joint
Juan Carlos
biographical name 1938- king of Spain (1975- )
Juan de Fuca, Strait of
geographical name strait 100 miles (161 kilometers) long between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, & Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Juan Fernández
geographical name three islands SE Pacific W of Chile belonging to Chile area 70 square miles (182 square kilometers)
Juan-les-Pins
geographical name town SE France on Cap d'Antibes
Juana Díaz
geographical name municipality S Puerto Rico population 50,531
Juárez
I. biographical name Benito Pablo 1806-1872 Mexican lawyer; president of Mexico (1861-65; 1867-72) II. geographical name — see ciudad juarez
juba
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1834 a dance of Southern plantation blacks accompanied by complexly rhythmic hand clapping and slapping of the knees and thighs
Juba
geographical name see Jubba
Jubal
noun Etymology: Hebrew Yūbhāl Date: before 12th century a descendant of Cain who according to the account in Genesis is the father of those who play the harp and organ
Jubba
or Juba geographical name river 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) E Africa flowing from S Ethiopia S through Somalia into Indian Ocean
jubilance
noun Date: 1864 jubilation 1
jubilant
adjective Date: 1667 exultant • jubilantly adverb
jubilantly
adverb see jubilant
jubilarian
noun Date: 1782 one celebrating a jubilee
jubilate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare; akin to Middle High German jū (exclamation of joy), Greek iygē shout Date: circa ...
Jubilate
noun Etymology: Latin, 2d person plural imperative of jubilare Date: 1549 1. a. the 100th Psalm in the Authorized Version b. not capitalized a joyous song or outburst ...
jubilation
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act of rejoicing ; the state of being jubilant 2. an expression of great joy
jubilee
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French jubilé, from Late Latin jubilaeus, modification of Late Greek iōbēlaios, from Hebrew yōbhēl ...
Juby, Cape
geographical name cape NW Africa on NW coast of Western Sahara
Júcar
geographical name river over 300 miles (483 kilometers) E Spain flowing S & E into the Mediterranean S of Valencia
juco
noun (plural jucos) Etymology: junior college Date: 1939 junior college; also an athlete at a junior college
Jud
abbreviation Judith
Judaea
or Judea geographical name region of ancient Palestine constituting the S division (Judah) of the country under Persian, Greek, & Roman rule; bounded on N by Samaria, on E by ...
Judaean
adjective or noun see Judaea
Judah
I. noun Etymology: Hebrew Yĕhūdhāh Date: before 12th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel II. geographical name ...
Judaic
also Judaical adjective Etymology: Middle English Judeical, from Latin judaicus, from Greek ioudaikos, from Ioudaios Jew — more at Jew Date: 15th century of, relating to, ...
Judaica
noun plural Etymology: Latin, neuter plural of Judaicus Date: 1923 literary or historical materials relating to Jews or Judaism
Judaical
adjective see Judaic
Judaism
noun Date: 14th century 1. a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and ...
Judaist
noun Date: circa 1846 one that believes in or practices Judaism • Judaistic adjective
Judaistic
adjective see Judaist
Judaization
noun see Judaize
Judaize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1582 intransitive verb to adopt the customs, beliefs, or character of a Jew transitive verb to make Jewish • Judaization noun • Judaizer ...
Judaizer
noun see Judaize
Judas
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Ioudas, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhāh Date: before 12th century 1. a. the apostle who in the Gospel accounts betrayed Jesus b. a son of ...
judas hole
noun see Judas
Judas Iscariot
noun Etymology: Late Latin Judas Iscariotes, from Greek Ioudas Iskariōtēs Date: circa 1534 Judas 1a
Judas Maccabaeus
biographical name — see Maccabees
Judas tree
noun Etymology: from the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this kind Date: 1668 any of a genus (Cercis) of leguminous trees and shrubs (as a redbud) ...
judas window
noun see Judas
judder
I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of shudder Date: 1931 chiefly British to vibrate with intensity II. noun Date: 1935 chiefly British the action or ...
Jude
noun Etymology: Late Latin Judas Date: 14th century 1. the author of the New Testament Epistle of Jude 2. a short hortatory epistle addressed to early Christians and ...
Judea
geographical name see Judaea
Judean
adjective or noun see Judaea
Judeo-Christian
adjective Etymology: Latin Judaeus Jew — more at Jew Date: 1899 having historical roots in both Judaism and Christianity
Judeo-Spanish
noun Date: 1851 the Romance language of Sephardic Jews especially in the Balkans and Asia Minor
Judg
abbreviation Judges
judge
I. verb (judged; judging) Etymology: Middle English juggen, from Anglo-French juger, from Latin judicare, from judic-, judex judge, from jus right, law + dicere to decide, say ...
judge advocate
noun Date: 1677 1. an officer assigned to the judge advocate general's corps or department 2. a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander
judge advocate general
noun Date: 1862 the senior legal officer and chief legal adviser in the army, air force, or navy
judgement
noun see judgment
judger
noun see judge I
Judges
noun a narrative and historical book of Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table
judgeship
noun see judge II
judgmatic
or judgmatical adjective Etymology: probably irregular from judgment Date: 1826 judicious • judgmatically adverb
judgmatical
adjective see judgmatic
judgmatically
adverb see judgmatic
judgment
or judgement noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion b. an opinion so pronounced 2. a. a formal decision given by a court b. ...
judgment call
noun Date: 1847 a subjective decision, ruling, or opinion
judgment day
noun Date: 1591 1. capitalized J&D the day of God's judgment of mankind at the end of the world according to various theologies 2. a day of final judgment
judgmental
adjective Date: 1909 1. of, relating to, or involving judgment 2. characterized by a tendency to judge harshly • judgmentally adverb
judgmentally
adverb see judgmental
judicatory
noun (plural -ries) Date: circa 1575 1. judiciary 1a 2. judicature 2
judicature
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin judicatura, from Latin judicatus, past participle of judicare Date: circa 1530 1. the action of judging ; the ...
judicial
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin judicialis, from judicium judgment, from judex Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to a judgment, the function of ...
judicial review
noun Date: circa 1924 1. review 5 2. a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be ...
judicially
adverb see judicial
judiciary
noun Etymology: judiciary, adjective, from Latin judiciarius judicial, from judicium Date: 1787 1. a. a system of courts of law b. the judges of these courts 2. a ...
judicious
adjective Date: 1591 having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment ; discreet Synonyms: see wise • judiciously adverb • judiciousness noun
judiciously
adverb see judicious
judiciousness
noun see judicious
Judith
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhīth Date: before 12th century 1. the Jewish heroine who saves the city of Bethulia in the book of Judith ...
judo
noun Etymology: Japanese jūdō, from jū weakness, gentleness + dō art Date: 1889 a sport developed from jujitsu that emphasizes the use of quick movement and leverage to ...
judoist
noun see judo
judoka
noun (plural judoka or judokas) Etymology: Japanese jūdōka, from jūdō judo + -ka person Date: 1949 one who participates in judo
jug
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Jug, nickname for Joan Date: 1538 1. a. chiefly British a small pitcher b. (1) a large deep usually earthenware or glass container ...
jug band
noun Date: circa 1933 a band that uses primitive or improvised instruments (as jugs, washboards, and kazoos) to play blues, jazz, and folk music
jug wine
noun Date: 1972 table wine sold in large bottles
jug-eared
adjective Date: 1947 having protuberant ears
jugful
noun Date: 1831 1. as much as a jug will hold 2. a great deal — used in the phrase not by a jugful
juggernaut
noun Etymology: Hindi Jagannāth, literally, lord of the world, title of Vishnu Date: 1841 1. chiefly British a large heavy truck 2. a massive inexorable force, campaign, ...
juggle
I. verb (juggled; juggling) Etymology: Middle English jogelen, from Anglo-French jugler, from Latin joculari to jest, joke, from joculus, diminutive of jocus joke Date: 15th ...
juggler
noun Etymology: Middle English jogelour minstrel, magician, from Anglo-French jugleur, jogolur, from Latin joculator, from joculari Date: 14th century 1. a. one who ...
jugglery
noun Date: 14th century 1. the art or practice of a juggler 2. manipulation or trickery especially to achieve a desired end
Jugoslav
adjective or noun see Jugoslavia
Jugoslavia
geographical name — see Yugoslavia • Jugoslav or Jugoslavian adjective or noun
Jugoslavian
adjective or noun see Jugoslavia
jugular
I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum collarbone, throat, from jugum yoke — more at yoke Date: 1597 1. of or relating to the throat or neck 2. ...
jugular vein
noun Date: 1597 any of several veins of each side of the neck that return blood from the head
Jugurtha
or Iugurtha biographical name circa 160-104 B.C. king of Numidia (118-105 B.C.)
juice
I. noun Etymology: Middle English jus, from Anglo-French, broth, juice, from Latin; akin to Old Norse ostr cheese, Greek zymē leaven, Sanskrit yūṣa broth Date: 14th ...
juice up
transitive verb Date: 1955 to give life, energy, or spirit to
juiced
adjective Date: 1592 1. containing juice — usually used in combination 2. slang drunk 1a 3. full of energy and motivation ; excited
juicehead
noun Date: 1955 slang alcoholic
juiceless
adjective see juice I
juicer
noun Date: 1938 1. an appliance for extracting juice from fruit or vegetables 2. slang a heavy or habitual drinker
juicily
adverb see juicy
juiciness
noun see juicy
juicy
adjective (juicier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. having much juice ; succulent 2. rewarding or profitable especially financially ; fat 3. a. rich in interest ; ...
Juiz de Fora
geographical name city E Brazil in S Minas Gerais population 385,756
jujitsu
also jujutsu or jiujitsu noun Etymology: Japanese jūjutsu, from jū weakness, gentleness + jutsu art, skill Date: 1875 an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, ...
juju
I. noun Etymology: of W. African origin; akin to the source of Hausa jùju fetish Date: 1894 1. a fetish, charm, or amulet of West African peoples 2. the magic attributed ...
jujube
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin jujuba, alteration of Latin zizyphum, from Greek zizyphon Date: 14th century 1. a. an edible drupaceous fruit of any of ...
jujutsu
noun see jujitsu
Jujuy
geographical name city NW Argentina N of Tucumán population 44,188
juke
verb (juked; juking) Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect jouk to cheat, deceive Date: 1967 transitive verb to fake out of position (as in football) ...
juke joint
noun Date: 1937 a small inexpensive establishment for eating, drinking, or dancing to the music of a jukebox or a live band
jukebox
noun Etymology: from dialect jukehouse brothel, from juke to have sexual intercourse with, of Atlantic Creole origin; akin to Jamaican English juk to poke, stab, Krio chuk ...
Jul
abbreviation July
julep
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb, from gul rose + āb water Date: 14th century 1. a drink consisting of sweet ...
Julian
biographical name circa 331-363 Flavius Claudius Julianus, the Apostate Roman emperor (361-363)
Julian Alps
geographical name section of E Alps W Slovenia N of Istrian Peninsula; highest peak Triglav 9395 feet (2864 meters)
Julian calendar
noun Etymology: Latin julianus, from Gaius Julius Caesar Date: 1696 a calendar introduced in Rome in 46 B.C. establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each fourth year ...
Julian Venetia
geographical name — see Venezia Giulia
Juliana
biographical name 1909- daughter of Wilhelmina queen of the Netherlands (1948-80)
julienne
I. noun Etymology: French, short for potage à la julienne, probably from Julienne woman's name Date: 1841 1. a consommé containing julienned vegetables 2. a. food (as ...
Juliet
noun the heroine of Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet who dies for love of Romeo
Juliett
Etymology: probably irregular from Juliet Date: 1952 — a communications code word for the letter j
July
noun Etymology: Middle English Julie, from Old English Julius, from Latin, from Gaius Julius Caesar Date: 13th century the seventh month of the Gregorian calendar
Jumada
noun Etymology: Arabic Jumādā Date: 1771 either of two months of the Islamic year: a. Jumada al-Awwal b. Jumada al-Thani
Jumada al-Awwal
noun Etymology: Arabic jumādā al-awwal, literally, first Jumada Date: 1993 the fifth month of the Islamic year — see month table
Jumada al-Thani
noun Etymology: Arabic jumādā al-thānī, literally, second Jumada Date: 1987 the sixth month of the Islamic year — see month table
jumble
I. verb (jumbled; jumbling) Etymology: perhaps imitative Date: circa 1529 intransitive verb to move in a confused or disordered manner transitive verb to mix into a ...
jumble sale
noun Date: 1898 British rummage sale
jumbo
noun (plural jumbos) Etymology: Jumbo, a huge elephant exhibited by P. T. Barnum Date: 1883 a very large specimen of its kind • jumbo adjective
jump
I. verb Etymology: probably akin to Low German gumpen to jump Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. a. to spring into the air ; leap; especially to spring free from the ...
jump bail
phrasal to abscond after being released from prison on bail
jump ball
noun Date: 1924 a method of putting a basketball into play by tossing it into the air between two opponents who jump up and attempt to tap the ball to a teammate; also a ...
jump boot
noun Date: 1942 a boot worn especially by paratroopers
jump cut
noun Date: 1948 a sudden often jarring cut from one shot or scene to another without intervening devices (as fade-outs or dissolves); broadly an abrupt transition (as in a ...
jump hook
noun Date: 1982 a hook shot in which the player jumps before releasing the ball
jump jet
noun Date: 1964 a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability
jump pass
noun Date: circa 1948 a pass made by a player (as in football or basketball) while jumping
jump rope
noun Date: 1834 a rope used for exercises and children's games that involve jumping over the usually twirling rope each time it reaches its lowest point; also a game played ...
jump seat
noun Date: circa 1864 1. a movable carriage seat 2. a folding seat between the front and rear seats of a passenger automobile
jump ship
phrasal 1. to leave the company of a ship without authority 2. to desert a cause or party especially abruptly ; defect
jump shooter
noun Date: 1972 a basketball player who makes jump shots
jump shot
noun Date: 1948 a shot in basketball made by jumping into the air and releasing the ball with one or both hands at the peak of the jump
jump start
noun see jump-start
jump the gun
phrasal 1. to start in a race before the starting signal 2. to act, move, or begin something before the proper time
jump the queue
phrasal British to advance directly to or as if to the head of a line
jump-cut
verb see jump cut
jump-off
noun Date: 1917 1. the start of a race or an attack 2. a jumping competition to break a tie at the end of regular competition (as in a horse show)
jump-start
transitive verb Date: 1973 1. to start (an engine or vehicle) by temporary connection to an external power source (as another vehicle's battery) 2. a. to start or restart ...
jumper
I. noun Date: 1611 1. a person who jumps 2. a. any of various devices operating with a jumping motion b. any of several sleds c. a connection used to close a break ...
jumper cables
noun plural Date: circa 1926 a pair of electrical cables with alligator clips used to make a connection for jump-starting a vehicle
jumper's knee
noun Date: 1977 a painful condition of the knee caused by inflammation or small tears in the tendon of the patella that occurs especially in sports requiring strenuous ...
jumpiness
noun see jumpy
jumping bean
noun Date: circa 1889 a seed of any of several Mexican shrubs (genera Sebastiania and Sapium) of the spurge family that tumbles about because of the movements of the larva of ...
jumping jack
noun Date: 1883 1. a toy figure of a man jointed and made to jump or dance by means of strings or a sliding stick 2. a conditioning exercise performed from a standing ...
jumping mouse
noun Date: 1826 any of several small hibernating North American rodents (family Zapodidae) with long hind legs and tail and no cheek pouches
jumping plant louse
noun Date: 1881 any of numerous plant lice (family Psyllidae) with the femurs thickened and adapted for leaping
jumping spider
noun Date: 1736 any of a family (Salticidae) of small spiders that stalk and leap upon their prey
jumping-off place
noun Date: 1826 1. a remote or isolated place 2. a place or point from which an enterprise, investigation, or discussion is launched — called also jumping-off point
jumping-off point
noun see jumping-off place
jumpmaster
noun Date: 1941 a person who supervises parachutists
jumpsuit
noun Date: 1944 1. a coverall worn by parachutists for jumping 2. a one-piece garment consisting of a blouse or shirt with attached trousers or shorts
jumpy
adjective (jumpier; -est) Date: 1869 1. characterized by jumps or sudden variations 2. nervous, jittery • jumpiness noun
Jun
abbreviation June
jun
I. noun (plural jun) Etymology: Korean chŏn Date: 1966 the chon of North Korea II. abbreviation junior
junc
abbreviation junction
junco
noun (plural juncos or juncoes) Etymology: New Latin, from Spanish, reed — more at jonquil Date: 1887 any of a genus (Junco of the family Emberizidae) of small widely ...
Juncos
geographical name city E Puerto Rico population 36,452

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