an addiction, especially to heroin.
an intense desire; craving.
to have an intense desire for a drug, as during withdrawal (sometimes followed by for or out); I’ve been clean and sober for a week, but I’m still jonesing for a fix.
to have a craving for something or someone (sometimes followed by for or out): I'm jonesing out on a toasted onion bagel.Fans of the series were jonesing to get the sequel.
Other definitions for Jones (2 of 2)
An·son [an-suhn], /ˈæn sən/, 1798–1858, president of the Republic of Texas.
Ca·sey [key-see], /ˈkeɪ si/, John Luther Jones, 1864–1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays.
Chuck Charles Martin Jones, 1912–2002, U.S. film animator.
Daniel, 1881–1967, English phonetician.
Ernest, 1879–1958, Welsh psychoanalyst.
(Everett) Le·Roi [luh-roi, lee-roi], /ləˈrɔɪ, ˈli rɔɪ/, original name of Imamu Amiri Baraka.
Henry Arthur, 1851–1929, English dramatist.
Howard Mum·ford [muhm-ferd], /ˈmʌm fərd/, 1892–1980, U.S. educator and critic.
In·i·go [in-i-goh], /ˈɪn ɪˌgoʊ/, 1573–1652, English architect.
John Luther "Casey", 1864–1900, legendary U.S. locomotive engineer, raised in Cayce, Ky.
John Paul John Paul, 1747–92, American naval commander in the Revolutionary War, born in Scotland.
John Win·ston [win-stuhn], /ˈwɪn stən/, 1791–1848, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1843–45.
Mary Harris "Mother Jones", 1830–1930, U.S. labor leader, born in Ireland.
Quincy (Delight) "Q", born 1933, U.S. jazz musician, film composer and producer.
Robert Edmond, 1887–1954, U.S. set designer.
Robert Tyre [tahyuhr] /taɪər/ "Bobby", 1902–71, U.S. golfer.
Rufus Matthew, 1863–1948, U.S. Quaker, teacher, author, and humanitarian.
Sir William, 1746–94, English jurist, linguist, and Sanskrit scholar.
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How to use jones in a sentence
It is jones’s top legislative priority, and therefore will pass out of her chamber.Push for police reform creates rift in Maryland’s Democratic caucus | Ovetta Wiggins | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Other bills from jones would exempt certain sexual offenders from laws facilitating the early release of elderly prisoners, impose much harsher penalties on people who steal packages outside of people’s homes.Sacramento Report: What’s in Each Local Lawmaker’s Bill Package | Sara Libby and MacKenzie Elmer | February 19, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
There are a lot of steps that need to be traveled to get there, but jones is confident in the near-term success of the project.A startup using a new tech to make hydrogen extracts cash from Bill Gates’ climate tech fund | Jonathan Shieber | February 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
I am confident that Ann’s professional experience in both Senator Leahy and Senator jones’s offices will ensure a successful tenure as she continues to serve the institution of the Senate.House to vote on removing GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees | Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Conway and jones’ strategy is a fairly common one among mathematicians, who often look for special types of solutions when they study polynomial equations.Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search | Kevin Hartnett | February 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says jones.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical | Stereo Williams | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical | Stereo Williams | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As this excellent piece in Mother jones describes, however, Holsey had outrageously poor representation during his trial.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sid Vicious is stomping all over Steve jones, about to smash in his guitar (again).‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes jones.
Mr. jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
To know, to love, and to be loved by such a man as Burne-jones was a supreme blessing in his life.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
But the ill-natured people were quite wrong; it was not Messrs. jones who paid Mrs. Charmington's bills.
Why use dangerous cosmetics when jones' soap retains youth and health for the complexion, and fosters the development of beauty?
Ill-natured people said that Mrs. Charmington owed a great deal to Messrs. jones.
British Dictionary definitions for Jones
Daniel. 1881–1967, British phonetician
Daniel. 1912–93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
David. 1895–1974, British artist and writer: his literary works, which combine poetry and prose, include In Parenthesis (1937), an account of World War I, and The Anathemata (1952)
Digby (Marritt). Baron. born 1956, British businessman and politician; director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (2000–06); Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2007–08)
Inigo (ˈɪnɪɡəʊ). 1573–1652, English architect and theatrical designer, who introduced Palladianism to England. His buildings include the Banqueting Hall of Whitehall. He also designed the settings for court masques, being the first to use the proscenium arch and movable scenery in England
John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747–92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
(Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka . born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
Quincy. born 1933, US composer, arranger, conductor, record producer, and trumpeter, noted esp for his film scores and his collaborations in the recording studio with Michael Jackson
Robert Tyre, known as Bobby Jones. 1902–71, US golfer: won a unique 'grand slam' in 1930 of US Open, US Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur championships
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Other Idioms and Phrases with jones
see Davy Jones's locker; keep up (with the Joneses).
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