- the natural fluid, fluid content, or liquid part that can be extracted from a plant or one of its parts, especially of a fruit: orange juice.
- the liquid part or contents of plant or animal substance.
- the natural fluids of an animal body: gastric juices.
- essence, strength, or vitality: He's still full of the juice of life.
- any extracted liquid.
- electricity or electric power.
- gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
- Slang. alcoholic liquor.
- money obtained by extortion.
- money loaned at excessive and usually illegal interest rates.
- the interest rate itself.
- influence in the right or convenient place, especially as exerted for selfish or illegal gain.
- gossip or scandal.
- to extract juice from.
- Slang. to drink alcohol heavily: to go out juicing on Saturday night.
- juice up,
- to add more power, energy, or speed to; accelerate.
- to make exciting or spectacular: They juiced up the movie by adding some battle scenes.
- to strengthen; increase the effectiveness of: to juice up the nation's economy.
- stew in one's own juice. stew1(def 10).
Origin of juice
Examples from the Web for juice
Understanding my own dreams had a lot to do with getting me off the juice.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
While juice cleanses and weight loss colonics seem like relatively recent inventions, they have a long history.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
They were fed with good food and juice and given classes on Islam each day.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS
August 4, 2014
Potemkin distillers are going to have all the juice they need for years to come.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
July 28, 2014
If you plan to take in vapor in such amounts, you have to get juice with a low nicotine content to avoid poisoning yourself.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
Cool and then add the sirup to the cider and the juice of the lemons.
Pour this into the liquid and add the sugar and the juice of the lemon.
If the juice is boiled too long, the jelly will be darker than it should be.
The juice from canned raspberries may be used for this drink.
Season with salt, pepper, and the juice of the lemon or the vinegar.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- any liquid that occurs naturally in or is secreted by plant or animal tissuethe juice of an orange; digestive juices
- fuel for an engine, esp petrol
- alcoholic drink
- vigour or vitality
- essence or fundamental nature
- stew in one's own juice See stew 1 (def. 10)
- to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
Word Origin and History for juice
c.1300, "liquid extract obtained by boiling herbs," from Old French jus "juice, sap, liquid" (13c.), from Latin ius "broth, sauce, juice," from PIE root *yeue- "to blend, mix food" (cf. Sanskrit yus- "broth," Greek zyme "a leaven," Old Church Slavonic jucha "broth, soup," Lithuanian juse "fish soup"). Meaning "liquor" is from 1828; that of "electricity" is first recorded 1896.
1630s, "to suffuse with juice," from juice (n.). Meaning "to enliven" attested by 1964; juiced "drunk" attested by 1946; in reference to steroids, by 2003. Related: Juiced; juicing.
- A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.
- A bodily secretion, especially that secreted by the glands of the stomach and intestines.