noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
verb (used without object)
Definition for jones (2 of 3)
Definition for jones (3 of 3)
Origin of Joneses
Examples from the Web for jones
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.
Jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.
“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes Jones.
Jones helped her chose her first one, and she quickly learned to play.
One lucky guy—see Jones, above—was paired with two perfect partners this season to shake things up.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you want some butter it doesn't matter whether you buy it from Brown or Jones or Robinson.'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
As they clasped warmly upon his, Average Jones' reason lost its balance.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
To pass the weary time Jones and Hill dabbled in and experimented with hypnotism and telepathy.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
Jones—On the bed; but there was no sheets: it was a flock-bed, and nobody had lain there a great while.State Trials Vol. 2 (of 2)|Various
This reinforcement, however, soon put an end to the action, and Jones with his ally obtained the victory.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
British Dictionary definitions for jones
Word Origin and History for jones
surname, literally "John's (child);" see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, American English) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.
Idioms and Phrases with jones
see Davy Jones's locker; keep up (with the Joneses).