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jade

1

[ jeyd ]

noun

  1. either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc.
  2. an object, as a carving, made from this material.
  3. Also called jade green. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.


jade

2

[ jeyd ]

noun

  1. a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
  2. a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.

verb (used with or without object)

, jad·ed, jad·ing.
  1. to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.

jade

1

/ dʒeɪd /

noun

    1. a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
    2. ( as modifier )

      jade ornaments

    1. the green colour of jade
    2. ( as modifier )

      a jade skirt



jade

2

/ dʒeɪd /

noun

  1. an old overworked horse; nag; hack
  2. derogatory.
    a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable

verb

  1. to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use

jade

/ jād /

  1. A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.


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Derived Forms

  • ˈjadeˌlike, adjective
  • ˈjadishly, adverb
  • ˈjadish, adjective
  • ˈjadishness, noun
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Other Words From

  • jadelike adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of jade1

1585–95; < French < Italian giada < obsolete Spanish ( piedra de ) ijada (stone of ) colic < Vulgar Latin *iliata, equivalent to Latin īli ( a ) flanks ( ilium ) + -ata -ate 1; so called because supposed to cure nephritic colic

Origin of jade2

1350–1400; Middle English; of obscure origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of jade1

C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin īliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin īlia, plural of īlium; see ileum

Origin of jade2

C14: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

You’ve probably seen TikTokkers gently stroking their face with jade rollers or gua sha stones.

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Zheng was inspired to start the brand by her grandmother, who performed traditional wellness rituals such as jade rolling and gua sha face scraping for decades.

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The portrait, titled Amy Jade, depicts the tattooed songstress with her signature beehive hairstyle in a yellow dress.

The result is a jade green soup that is smooth and gently tonic.

In 1996 the demand got so overwhelming that I made [Jade and Pearl] my focus.

Starita first opened Jade and Pearl in 1974, but always maintained it as a side project while holding down full-time jobs.

Is he a bearded Mongolian warrior on horseback, decked out in lustrous jade and gold armor?

Frey was watching her and then he was glancing sideways to a little jade box that held cigarettes.

She blinked some more and then she reached out to the little jade box and took a cigarette.

Kano sat as she had left him, motionless, now, as the white jade vase within the tokonoma.

Here are found richly hand-carved furniture, splendid jade and malachite vases.

And so staid without a good while, and saw my Lady Peters, an impudent jade, soliciting all the Lords on her behalf.

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