- to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
- to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize: The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
- to cause to jell.
Origin of jell
Related Words for jellingmaterialize, crystallize, stiffen, thicken, set, finalize, form, condense, freeze, harden, jelly, congeal, solidify, clot, cohere, stick, gelatinize, jellify, gel
Examples from the Web for jelling
Historical Examples of jelling
There was juice enough for a kind of jelly which I believe had the peculiarity of never "jelling" properly.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
There were also king's garths elsewhere; the one at Jelling has already been mentioned as the residence of Gorm and Thyra.Canute the Great
Laurence Marcellus Larson
- to make or become gelatinous; congeal
- (intr) to assume definite formhis ideas have jelled
- US an informal word for jelly 1
Word Origin for jell
1830, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (v.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen "congeal," but it disappeared 15c.