or jed·i

[ jed-ahy ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) Jed·i, Jed·is [jed-ahyz]. /ˈdʒɛdˌaɪz/.
  1. Also called Jed·i Knight [jed-ahy nahyt] /ˈdʒɛdˌaɪ ˈnaɪt/ . a guardian of peace and justice in the fictional Star Wars universe, able to wield a lightsaber and attuned to the power of the Force, an energy that connects all living things.

  2. a person who has an unexplainable power over people or things, or who seems to enjoy unusual luck and positive outcomes, as if able to exert the power of the Force to mystically influence the universe: The defense lawyer was a jedi—two minutes into his closing argument the jury forgot all of the damning evidence that had been presented.

Origin of Jedi

First recorded in 1970–75; whimsical formation

Words Nearby Jedi

Other definitions for JEDI (2 of 2)


  1. justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion: a conceptual framework that attempts to redress disparity and inequality in society, promoting the fair treatment and full participation of all people, especially in the workplace, including populations who have historically been underrepresented or subject to discrimination because of their background, identity, disability, etc.

Origin of JEDI

First recorded in 2015–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Jedi in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jedi



/ (ˈdʒɛdaɪ) /

  1. a person who claims to live according to a philosophy based on that of the fictional Jedi, a caste of wizards in the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas, US film director

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