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Ivvavik National Park
geographical name reservation NW Canada in extreme NW Yukon Territory
ivy
I. noun (plural ivies) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English īfig; akin to Old High German ebah ivy Date: before 12th century 1. a widely cultivated ornamental ...
Ivy League
adjective Date: 1936 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a group of long-established eastern United States colleges and universities widely regarded as high in scholastic ...
Ivy Leaguer
noun Date: 1943 a student at or a graduate of an Ivy League school
IW
abbreviation 1. inside width 2. isotopic weight
iwis
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gewis certain; akin to Old High German giwisso certainly, Old English witan to know — more at wit Date: 12th century ...
Iwo
geographical name city SW Nigeria NE of Ibadan population 319,500
Iwo Jima
geographical name island Japan in W Pacific in the Volcano Islands area 8 square miles (21 square kilometers)
IWW
abbreviation Industrial Workers of the World
Ixelles
or Flemish Elsene geographical name commune central Belgium in Brabant, suburb of Brussels population 72,610
Ixion
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Ixiōn a Thessalian king bound by Zeus to a burning wheel in Tartarus for attempting to seduce Hera
ixodid
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek ixōdēs sticky, from ixos birdlime Date: circa 1909 of or relating to a family (Ixodidae) of ticks (as the deer tick and American ...
Ixtacihuatl
or Iztaccihuatl geographical name extinct volcano 17,343 feet (5286 meters) S Mexico N of Popocatepetl
Iyar
noun Etymology: Hebrew Iyyār Date: 1737 the eighth month of the civil year or the second month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar — see month table
Iyeyasu
or Ieyasu biographical name — see Tokugawa
Izabal, Lake
geographical name lake 25 miles (40 kilometers) long E Guatemala
Izalco
geographical name volcano 7828 feet (2386 meters) W El Salvador
Izhevsk
or 1985-87 Ustinov geographical name city E Russia in Europe capital of Udmurtia population 651,000
Izmail
geographical name see Izmayil
Izmayil
or Russian Izmail or Romanian Ismail geographical name city SW Ukraine on the Danube Delta population 95,000
Izmir
or formerly Smyrna geographical name city & port W Turkey in Asia on Gulf of Izmir (inlet of the Aegean) population 1,757,414
Izmit
or Ismid or ancient Astacus or Nicomedia geographical name city & port NW Turkey in Asia on Gulf of Izmit (E arm of Sea of Marmara) population 256,882
Iznik
geographical name lake 14 miles (22 kilometers) long NW Turkey in Asia
Iztaccihuatl
geographical name see Ixtacihuatl
izzard
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier ezod, ezed, probably from Middle French et zede and Z Date: circa 1726 chiefly dialect the letter z
J
abbreviation 1. joule 2. jumper; jump shot
j
I. noun (plural j's or js) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: 15th century 1. a. the 10th letter of the English alphabet b. a speech counterpart of ...
J particle
noun see J/psi particle
j'accuse
foreign term Etymology: French I accuse ; bitter denunciation
j'adoube
foreign term Etymology: French I adjust — used in chess when touching a piece without intending to move it
j'y suis, j'y reste
foreign term Etymology: French here I am, here I remain
J-bar lift
noun Date: 1954 a ski lift having a series of J-shaped bars each of which pulls one skier
J/psi
noun see J/psi particle
J/psi particle
noun Date: 1977 an unstable neutral fundamental particle of the meson group that has a mass about 6000 times the mass of an electron — called also J particle, J/psi, psi ...
JA
abbreviation 1. joint account 2. judge advocate
jab
I. verb (jabbed; jabbing) Etymology: alteration of job to strike Date: 1827 transitive verb 1. a. to pierce with or as if with a sharp object ; stab b. to poke ...
Jabal Katrinah
geographical name — see katherina (Gebel)
Jabalpur
geographical name city central India in central Madhya Pradesh population 739,961
jabber
I. verb (jabbered; jabbering) Etymology: Middle English jaberen, of imitative origin Date: 15th century intransitive verb to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly ...
jabberer
noun see jabber I
jabberwocky
noun Etymology: Jabberwocky, nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll Date: 1902 meaningless speech or writing
Jābir ibn Ḥayyān
biographical name Abū Mūsā circa 721-circa 851 L. Geber Arab alchemist & mystic
jabiru
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Portuguese jaburu, jabiru, from Tupi jamburú, jamurú Date: 1774 a large tropical American stork (Jabiru mycteria) with a massive black bill
jaborandi
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi jambɨrandí, jamɨraní Date: circa 1875 the dried leaves of either of two South American shrubs (Pilocarpus jaborandi and P. ...
jabot
noun Etymology: French Date: 1823 1. a fall of lace or cloth attached to the front of a neckband and worn especially by men in the 18th century 2. a pleated frill of cloth ...
jaboticaba
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi jaβotikáβa Date: 1824 a Brazilian tree (Myrciaria cauliflora) of the myrtle family cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually ...
jacal
noun (plural jacales; also jacals) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl xahcalli Date: 1838 a hut in Mexico and southwestern United States with a thatched roof and walls ...
jacamar
noun Etymology: French, modification of Portuguese jacamacira, jacamarici, probably of Tupi-Guarani origin Date: 1825 any of a family (Galbulidae) of usually iridescent ...
jacana
noun Etymology: Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi jasanã Date: circa 1753 any of a family (Jacanidae) of long-legged and long-toed tropical wading birds that frequent coastal ...
jacaranda
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Portuguese jacarandá a tree of this genus, from Tupi jakaraná, jakarandá Date: circa 1753 any of a genus (Jacaranda) of tropical American ...
jacinth
noun Etymology: Middle English iacinct, from Anglo-French jacinte, from Latin hyacinthus, a flowering plant, a gem Date: 13th century 1. hyacinth 2. a gem more nearly ...
jack
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Jacke, familiar term of address to a social inferior, nickname for Johan John Date: 1548 1. a. man — usually used as an intensive in ...
jack bean
noun Date: 1885 a bushy annual tropical American legume (Canavalia ensiformis) grown especially for forage
jack cheese
noun Usage: often capitalized J Date: 1912 Monterey Jack
jack crevalle
noun Date: 1948 a carangid fish (Caranx hippos) that is an important food fish especially along the west coast of Florida
Jack Frost
noun Date: 1826 frost or frosty weather personified
jack mackerel
noun Date: 1882 a carangid food fish (Trachurus symmetricus) of the Pacific coast of America that is iridescent green or bluish above and silvery below
jack off
verb Etymology: probably alteration of jerk off Date: circa 1916 usually vulgar masturbate
jack pine
noun Date: 1883 a slender pine (Pinus banksiana) of northern North America that has two stout needles in each fascicle and wood used especially for pulpwood — see cone ...
jack plane
noun Date: circa 1816 a medium-sized general-purpose plane used in carpentry and joinery
Jack Russell
noun see Jack Russell terrier
Jack Russell terrier
noun Etymology: Jack (John) Russell died 1883 English clergyman & dog breeder Date: 1961 any of a breed of small terriers having a white coat with brown, black, or ...
jack salmon
noun Date: 1871 1. walleye 3 2. grilse
jack stand
noun Date: 1968 a stand whose height may be adjusted and which is used to support an automobile that has been raised by a jack
Jack-a-Lent
noun Etymology: 1jack + a (of) + Lent Date: 1598 1. a small stuffed puppet set up to be pelted for fun in Lent 2. a simple or insignificant person
jack-in-the-box
noun (plural jack-in-the-boxes or jacks-in-the-box) Date: 1702 a toy consisting of a small box out of which a figure (as of a clown's head) springs when the lid is raised
jack-in-the-pulpit
noun (plural jack-in-the-pulpits; also jacks-in-the-pulpit) Date: 1837 a North American spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisaema triphyllum syn. A. atrorubens) of the arum ...
jack-o'-lantern
noun Date: 1667 1. ignis fatuus 2. a lantern made of a pumpkin cut to look like a human face 3. a large orangish gill fungus (Omphalotus olearius syn. Clitocybe illudens) ...
jack-of-all-trades
noun (plural jacks-of-all-trades) Date: 1618 a person who can do passable work at various tasks ; a handy versatile person
jack-tar
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1781 sailor
jack-up
noun Date: 1965 a drilling rig used in offshore drilling whose drilling platform is a barge from which legs are lowered to the bottom when over the drill site and which is ...
jackal
noun Etymology: Turkish çakal, from Persian shaqāl, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Sanskrit sṛgāla jackal Date: 1603 1. any of several small omnivorous canids (as Canis ...
jackanapes
noun Etymology: Middle English Jack Napis, nickname for William de la Pole died 1450 duke of Suffolk Date: 1526 1. monkey, ape 2. a. an impudent or conceited fellow ...
jackass
noun Date: 1727 1. donkey; especially a male donkey 2. a stupid person ; fool
jackboot
noun Date: 1686 1. a heavy military boot made of glossy black leather extending above the knee and worn especially during the 17th and 18th centuries 2. the spirit or policy ...
jackbooted
adjective Date: 1846 1. wearing jackboots 2. ruthlessly and violently oppressive
jackdaw
noun Date: 1543 1. a common black and gray bird (Corvus monedula) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is related to but smaller than the carrion crow 2. grackle 1
jacker
noun see jack II
jacket
I. noun Etymology: Middle English jaket, from Anglo-French jackés, plural, diminutive of Middle French jaque short jacket, from jacques peasant, from the name Jacques James ...
jacketless
adjective see jacket I
jackfruit
noun Etymology: Portuguese jaca jackfruit, from Malayalam cakka Date: 1830 a large tropical Asian tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) related to the breadfruit that yields a ...
jackhammer
noun Date: 1916 1. a pneumatically operated percussive rock-drilling tool usually held in the hands 2. a device in which a tool (as a chisel for breaking up pavements) is ...
jackknife
I. noun Date: 1711 1. a large strong pocketknife 2. a dive executed headfirst in which the diver bends from the waist and touches the ankles while holding the knees unbent ...
jackleg
adjective Etymology: 1jack + -leg (as in blackleg) Date: 1850 1. a. characterized by unscrupulousness, dishonesty, or lack of professional standards b. lacking skill ...
jacklight
noun Date: circa 1841 a light used especially in hunting or fishing at night
jackpot
noun Date: 1881 1. a. (1) a hand or game of draw poker in which a pair of jacks or better is required to open (2) a large pot (as in poker) formed by the ...
jackrabbit
noun Etymology: 1jack (jackass) + rabbit; from its long ears Date: 1863 any of several large hares (genus Lepus) of western North America having very long ears and long hind ...
jackscrew
noun Date: 1769 screw jack
jacksmelt
noun Date: 1949 a large silverside (Atherinopsis californiensis) of the Pacific coast of North America that is the chief commercial smelt of the California markets
Jackson
I. biographical name Andrew 1767-1845 American general; 7th president of the United States (1829-37) • Jacksonian adjective II. biographical name Helen (Maria) Hunt ...
Jackson Day
noun Etymology: Andrew Jackson; from his defense of New Orleans Date: 1885 January 8 celebrated as a legal holiday in Louisiana to commemorate the successful defense of New ...
Jackson Hole
geographical name valley NW Wyoming E of Teton Range containing Jackson Lake (reservoir); partly in Grand Teton National Park
Jacksonian
adjective see Jackson I
Jacksonville
geographical name 1. city central Arkansas NE of Little Rock population 29,916 2. city NE Florida near mouth of St. Johns River population 735,617 3. city E North Carolina ...
jackstay
noun Date: circa 1840 1. an iron rod, wooden bar, or wire rope along a yard of a ship to which the sails are fastened 2. a support of wood, iron, or rope running up a mast ...
jackstraw
noun Date: 1801 1. plural but singular in construction a game in which a set of straws or thin strips is let fall in a heap with each player in turn trying to remove one at a ...
Jacob
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Iacōb, from Hebrew Ya‘ăqōbh Date: before 12th century 1. a son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau, and heir of God's ...
Jacob's ladder
noun Etymology: from the ladder seen in a dream by Jacob in Genesis 28:12 Date: 1733 1. any of a genus (Polemonium) of herbs of the phlox family that have pinnate leaves, a ...
Jacobean
adjective Etymology: New Latin Jacobaeus, from Jacobus James Date: 1844 of, relating to, or characteristic of James I of England or his age • Jacobean noun
jacobean lily
noun Usage: often capitalized J Etymology: Late Latin Jacobus (Saint James) Date: circa 1774 a Mexican bulbous herb (Sprekelia formosissima) of the amaryllis family ...
Jacobian
noun Etymology: K. G. J. Jacobi died 1851 German mathematician Date: 1881 a determinant which is defined for a finite number of functions of the same number of variables and ...
Jacobin
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French jacopin, from Medieval Latin Jacobinus, from Late Latin Jacobus (Saint James); from the location of the first Dominican convent ...
Jacobinic
adjective see Jacobin
Jacobinical
adjective see Jacobin
Jacobinism
noun see Jacobin
Jacobite
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jacobita, from Jacobus Baradaeus (Jacob Baradai) died 578 Syrian monk Date: 15th century a member of any of various ...
Jacobitical
adjective see Jacobite II
Jacobitism
noun see Jacobite II
Jacobson's organ
noun Etymology: Ludvig L. Jacobson died 1843 Danish anatomist Date: 1885 vomeronasal organ
Jacobus
noun Etymology: Jacobus (James I), during whose reign unites were coined Date: 1612 unite
jaconet
noun Etymology: modification of Hindi & Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāth, seaport in India Date: 1769 a lightweight cotton cloth used for clothing and bandages
Jacopo della Quercia
biographical name circa 1374-1438 Italian sculptor
jacquard
noun Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Etymology: Joseph Jacquard Date: 1890 1. a. the control mechanism of a Jacquard loom b. Jacquard loom 2. a fabric of ...
Jacquard
biographical name Joseph-Marie 1752-1834 French inventor
Jacquard loom
noun Date: 1851 a loom designed to weave fabrics of intricate design whose control mechanism makes use of cards with holes punched in them
jacquerie
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle French, from the French peasant revolt in 1358, from jacque peasant — more at jacket Date: 1523 a peasants' revolt
Jacques I
biographical name — see Jean-Jacques Dessalines
jacta alea est
foreign term Etymology: Latin the die is cast
jactitation
noun Etymology: Late Latin jactitation-, jactitatio, from jactitare, frequentative of Latin jactare to throw — more at jet Date: 1665 a tossing to and fro or jerking and ...
Jacuzzi
trademark — used for a whirlpool bath and a recreational bathing tub or pool
jade
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a broken-down, vicious, or worthless horse 2. a. a disreputable woman b. a flirtatious girl II. verb (jaded; ...
jade green
noun Date: 1892 a light bluish green
jade plant
noun Date: 1944 any of several succulent plants (genus Crassula) of the orpine family cultivated as foliage plants
jaded
adjective Date: 1600 1. fatigued by overwork ; exhausted 2. made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by surfeit • jadedly adverb • jadedness noun
jadedly
adverb see jaded
jadedness
noun see jaded
jadeite
noun Etymology: French Date: 1865 a usually green monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group that is a silicate of sodium and aluminum and is a jade • jaditic adjective
jaditic
adjective see jadeite
Jadotville
geographical name — see Likasi
jaeger
noun Etymology: German Jäger Date: 1809 1. a. hunter, huntsman b. one attending a person of rank or wealth and wearing hunter's costume 2. any of several large ...
Jaén
geographical name 1. province S Spain in N Andalusia area 5212 square miles (13,499 square kilometers), population 637,633 2. commune, its capital population 101,938
Jaffa
or Yafo or ancient Joppa geographical name former city W Israel, since 1950 a S section of Tel Aviv
Jaffna
geographical name city N Sri Lanka on Jaffna Peninsula population 129,000
Jaffna Peninsula
geographical name peninsula N extremity of Sri Lanka extending into Palk Strait
JAG
abbreviation judge advocate general
jag
I. verb (jagged; jagging) Etymology: Middle English jaggen Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect prick, stab 2. to cut indentations into; also to form ...
Jagatai
biographical name — see Chagatai
jagged
adjective Date: 1523 1. having a sharply uneven edge or surface 2. having a harsh, rough, or irregular quality • jaggedly adverb • jaggedness noun
jaggedly
adverb see jagged
jaggedness
noun see jagged
jagger
noun see jag I
jaggery
noun Etymology: Portuguese jágara, probably from Malayalam chakkara sugar Date: 1631 an unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
jaggy
adjective (jaggier; -est) Date: 1717 jagged, notched
jaguar
noun (plural jaguars; also jaguar) Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi jawára large carnivore Date: 1604 a large cat (Panthera onca) chiefly of Central and South America that ...
jaguarondi
noun see jaguarundi
jaguarundi
also jaguarondi noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Old Guarani yaguarundi; akin to Tupi jawarundɨ jaguarundi Date: circa 1885 a slender long-tailed short-legged black, ...
Jah
noun Etymology: Hebrew Yāh Date: 1975 the Supreme Being of Rastafarianism
Jahān-gīr
biographical name 1569-1627 emperor of India (1605-27)
Jahveh
variant of Yahweh
jai alai
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Basque, from jai festival + alai merry Date: 1903 a court game somewhat like handball played usually by two or four players with a ball and a ...
jail
I. noun Etymology: Middle English jaiole, from Anglo-French gaiole, jaiole, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea cage — more at cage Date: 13th century 1. a ...
jailbait
noun Date: 1930 a girl under the age of consent with whom sexual intercourse is unlawful and constitutes statutory rape
jailbird
noun Date: 1603 a person confined in jail; especially a habitual criminal
jailbreak
noun Date: 1910 a forcible escape from jail
jailer
also jailor noun Date: 13th century 1. a keeper of a jail 2. one that restricts another's liberty as if by imprisonment
jailhouse
noun Date: 1812 jail 1
jailhouse lawyer
noun Date: 1969 a prison inmate self-taught in the law who tries to gain release through legal maneuvers or who advises fellow inmates on their legal problems
jailor
noun see jailer
Jain
or Jaina noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu Jain, from Sanskrit Jaina Date: 1805 an adherent of Jainism
Jaina
noun see Jain
Jainism
noun Date: 1858 a religion of India originating in the sixth century B.C. and teaching liberation of the soul by right knowledge, right faith, and right conduct
Jaintia Hills
geographical name hills E India in N central Assam E of Khasi Hills
Jaipur
geographical name 1. former state NW India, now part of Rajasthan 2. city, its capital, now capital of Rajasthan population 1,458,183
Jakarta
or Djakarta or formerly Batavia geographical name city & port capital of Indonesia in NW Java population 6,503,449
jake
I. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1914 slang all right, fine II. noun Etymology: probably from Jake, nickname for Jacob Date: 1979 a sexually immature male ...
jake leg
noun Etymology: jake grain alcohol flavored with an alcoholic extract of ginger Date: 1932 a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor
jakes
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: perhaps from French Jacques James Date: 1538 privy 1
Jalāl ad-Dīn ar-Rūmī
biographical name circa 1207-1273 Persian poet
Jalandhar
geographical name city NW India in Punjab population 509,510
jalap
noun Etymology: French & Spanish; French jalap, from Spanish jalapa, from Jalapa, Mexico Date: 1644 1. a. the dried tuberous root of a Mexican plant (Ipomoea purga syn. ...
Jalapa
geographical name city E Mexico capital of Veracruz population 279,451
jalapeño
also jalapeno noun (plural -ños; also -nos) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from jalapeño, adjective, of Jalapa Date: 1939 a small plump dark green chili pepper of Mexico and ...
jalapeno
noun see jalapeño
jalapeño pepper
noun see jalapeño
Jalisco
geographical name state W central Mexico capital Guadalajara area 30,941 square miles (80,137 square kilometers), population 5,302,689
jalopy
noun (plural jalopies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1928 a dilapidated old vehicle (as an automobile)
jalousie
noun Etymology: French, literally, jealousy, from Old French gelus jealous Date: 1766 1. a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for admitting light and air while excluding ...
Jaluit
geographical name island (atoll) W Pacific, in Ralik chain of the Marshall Islands
Jam
abbreviation Jamaica
jam
I. verb (jammed; jamming) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1706 intransitive verb 1. a. to become blocked or wedged b. to become unworkable through the jamming of a ...
jam session
noun Etymology: 2jam Date: 1933 an often impromptu performance by a group especially of jazz musicians that is characterized by improvisation
jam-pack
transitive verb Date: 1924 to pack tightly or to excess
jam-up
noun Date: 1941 jam 1
Jamaica
geographical name island West Indies in the Greater Antilles; a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1962; formerly a British colony capital Kingston area 4471 ...
Jamaica Bay
geographical name inlet of Atlantic SE New York in SW Long Island
Jamaica rum
noun Date: 1734 a heavy-bodied rum made by slow fermentation and marked by a pungent bouquet
Jamaican
adjective or noun see Jamaica
jamb
noun Etymology: Middle English jambe, from Anglo-French jambe, gambe, literally, leg, from Late Latin gamba — more at gambit Date: 14th century 1. an upright piece or ...
jambalaya
noun Etymology: Louisiana French, from Occitan jambalaia Date: 1872 1. rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters and seasoned with herbs 2. a ...
jambeau
noun (plural jambeaux) Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Anglo-French jambers, plural, from jambe Date: 14th century a piece of medieval armor for the leg ...
Jambi
geographical name city & port Indonesia in SE central Sumatra population 340,066
jamboree
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1864 1. a noisy or unrestrained carouse 2. a. a large festive gathering b. a national or international camping assembly of Boy ...
James
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *Jacomus, alteration of Late Latin Jacobus, Jacob Jacob Date: 13th century 1. an apostle, son of ...
James Bay
geographical name the S extension of Hudson Bay 280 miles (448 kilometers) long & 150 miles (240 kilometers) wide Canada between NE Ontario & W Quebec
James Edward
biographical name 1688-1766 James Francis Edward Stuart; the Old Pretender; father of Charles Edward British prince
James the Less
noun see James I
Jamesian
I. adjective see James IV II. adjective see James VII
Jameson
biographical name Sir Leander Starr 1853-1917 Doctor Jameson Scottish physician & administrator in South Africa
Jamestown
geographical name 1. city SW New York population 31,730 2. ruined village E Virginia SW of Williamsburg on James River; first permanent English settlement in America (1607)
Jāmī
biographical name 1414-1492 Persian poet & mystic
jammer
noun see jam I
jammies
noun plural Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1973 pajamas 2
Jammu
geographical name city S of Srinagar, winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir population 135,522
Jammu and Kashmir
or Kashmir geographical name disputed territory N India (subcontinent); claimed as a constituent state (summer capital Srinagar, winter capital Jammu area 53,665 square ...
jammy
adjective see jam III
Jamnagar
geographical name city W India in W Gujarat on Gulf of Kachchh population 350,544
Jams
trademark — used for knee-length loose-fitting swim trunks
Jamshedpur
geographical name city E India in S Bihar population 751,368
Jamshid
or Jamshyd noun Etymology: Persian Jamshīd Date: 1815 an early legendary king of Persia who reigned for 700 years
Jamshyd
noun see Jamshid
Jamuna
geographical name the lower Brahmaputra
Jan
abbreviation January
Jan Mayen Island
geographical name island in Arctic Ocean E of Greenland & NNE of Iceland belonging to Norway area 147 square miles (382 square kilometers)
Janáček
biographical name Leoš 1854-1928 Czech composer
Jane Doe
noun Date: 1936 a woman who is a party to legal proceedings and whose true name is unknown or withheld
Janeite
noun Date: 1896 an enthusiastic admirer of Jane Austen's writings
Janesville
geographical name city S Wisconsin SE of Madison population 59,498
jangle
I. verb (jangled; jangling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French jangler, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch jangelen to grumble Date: 14th century intransitive ...
jangler
noun see jangle I
jangly
adjective Date: 1892 marked by jangling ; having a jangling quality
Janiculum
geographical name hill in Rome, Italy, on right bank of the Tiber opposite the seven hills on which the ancient city was built — see Aventine
janissary
also janizary noun (plural -saries; also -zaries) Etymology: Italian gianizzero, from Turkish yeniçeri, from yeni new + çeri soldier Date: 1529 1. often capitalized a ...
janitor
noun Etymology: Latin, from janus arch, gate Date: 1629 1. doorkeeper 2. one who keeps the premises of a building (as an apartment or office) clean, tends the heating ...
janitorial
adjective see janitor
janizary
noun see janissary
Jansen
biographical name Cornelis 1585-1638 L. Cornelius Jansenius Dutch R.C. theologian
Jansenism
noun Etymology: French jansénisme, from Cornelis Jansen Date: circa 1656 1. a system of doctrine based on moral determinism, defended by various reformist factions among ...
Jansenist
noun see Jansenism
Jansenistic
adjective see Jansenism
January
noun (plural -aries or -arys) Etymology: Middle English Januarie, from Latin Januarius, 1st month of the ancient Roman year, from Janus Date: 14th century the first month of ...
januis clausis
foreign term Etymology: Latin behind closed doors
Janus
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1508 a Roman god that is identified with doors, gates, and all beginnings and that is depicted with two opposite faces
Janus green
noun Etymology: probably from Janus, a trademark Date: 1898 a basic azine dye used especially as a vital biological stain (as for mitochondria)
Janus-faced
adjective Date: 1682 having two contrasting aspects; especially duplicitous, two-faced
Jap
noun or adjective Date: 1886 usually disparaging Japanese
JAP
noun Date: circa 1973 usually disparaging Jewish American Princess
Japan
or Japanese Nippon or Nihon geographical name country E Asia comprising Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, & other islands in the W Pacific; a constitutional monarchy capital ...
japan
I. adjective Date: 1673 of, relating to, or originating in Japan ; of a kind or style characteristic of Japanese workmanship II. noun Date: 1688 1. a. any of several ...
japan black
noun see japan II
Japan wax
noun Date: 1859 a yellowish fat obtained from the berries of several Asian sumacs (as Rhus verniciflua and R. succedanea) and used chiefly in polishes
Japan, Sea of
or East Sea geographical name arm of the W North Pacific W of Japan
Japanese
noun (plural Japanese) Date: 1613 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Japan b. a person of Japanese descent 2. the language of the Japanese • Japanese adjective
Japanese andromeda
noun Etymology: New Latin Andromeda, genus of plants, from Latin Andromeda, Ethiopian princess, from Greek Andromedē Date: 1948 a shrubby evergreen heath (Pieris japonica) ...
Japanese beetle
noun Date: 1900 a small metallic green and brown scarab beetle (Popillia japonica) that has been introduced into eastern North America from Japan and as a grub feeds on the ...
Japanese cedar
noun Date: circa 1880 a large Chinese and Japanese evergreen tree (Cryptomeria japonica) of the cypress family grown as an ornamental and for its valuable soft wood
Japanese eggplant
noun Date: 1981 a long slender eggplant having a dark purple thin skin
Japanese iris
noun Date: 1883 any of various beardless garden irises (especially Iris kaempferi) with very large showy flowers
Japanese lacquer
noun Date: 1876 lacquer 1b
Japanese maple
noun Date: 1898 a maple (Acer palmatum) of Japan, China, and Korea with purple flowers and usually deeply parted leaves that is widely cultivated as a shrub or small tree
Japanese millet
noun Date: 1900 a coarse annual grass (Echinochloa frumentacea) cultivated especially in Asia for its edible seeds
Japanese plum
noun Date: 1893 a small plum tree (Prunus salicina) native to China and cultivated especially in Japan for its large sweet usually yellow to light red fruit; also its fruit
Japanese quail
noun Date: 1963 a quail (Coturnix japonica syn. C. coturnix japonica) of eastern Asia that is sometimes raised for its meat or eggs and is used in laboratory research
Japanese quince
noun Date: 1900 either of two ornamental shrubs (Chaenomeles speciosa syn. C. lagenaria of China and C. japonica of Japan) of the rose family with usually scarlet, pink, or ...
Japanese spurge
noun Date: 1924 a low Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) often used as a ground cover
Japanization
noun see Japanize
Japanize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1890 1. to make Japanese 2. to bring (as an area or industry) under the influence of Japan • Japanization noun
japanner
noun see japan III
jape
I. verb (japed; japing) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb to say or do something jokingly or mockingly transitive verb to make mocking fun ...
japer
noun see jape I
japery
noun see jape I
Japheth
noun Etymology: Latin Japheth or Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth Date: before 12th century a son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Medes and Greeks
japonaiserie
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from japonais Japanese Date: 1896 a style in art reflecting Japanese qualities or motifs; also an object or decoration in ...
japonica
noun Etymology: New Latin, from feminine of Japonicus Japanese, from Japonia Japan Date: 1819 Japanese quince
Japurá
geographical name river 1750 miles (2816 kilometers) S Colombia & NW Brazil flowing SE into the Amazon
Jaques-Dalcroze
biographical name Émile 1865-1950 Swiss composer & creator of eurythmics

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