Definition and Meanings for jade

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Jade is ranked 34,540 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of jade

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of jade

f., fr. sp. jade, fr. piedra de ijada stone of the side, fr. ijada flank, side, pain in the side, the stone being so named because it was supposed to cure this pain. sp. ijada is derived fr. l. ilia flanks. cf. iliac oe. jade; cf. prov. e. yaud, scot. yade, yad, yaud, icel. jalda a mare

Meaning of jade


as noun

  • a stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. it is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in eastern countries and among many early peoples.
  • a color resembling that of jade{1}; it varies from yellowish-green to bluish-green.

as noun

  • a mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.
  • a disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man.
  • a young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to treat like a jade; to spurn.
  • to make ridiculous and contemptible.
  • to exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire, make dull, or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.

as intransitive verb

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