noun \ˈjād\

Definition of JADE

:  a broken-down, vicious, or worthless horse
a :  a disreputable woman
b :  a flirtatious girl

Origin of JADE

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of JADE

transitive verb
a :  to wear out by overwork or abuse
b :  to tire or dull through repetition or excess
obsolete :  to make ridiculous
intransitive verb
:  to become weary or dulled

Examples of JADE

  1. <a steady diet of nothing but lobster would jade the palate of even the most ardent lobster lover>

First Known Use of JADE


Synonym Discussion of JADE

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience <the long ride tired us out>. weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing <wearied of the constant arguing>. fatigue suggests great lassitude from excessive strain or undue effort <fatigued by the day's chores>. exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion <shoveling snow exhausted him>. jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness <appetites jaded by overindulgence>. fag implies a drooping with fatigue <shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush>.



Definition of JADE

:  either of two tough compact typically green gemstones that take a high polish:
a :  jadeite
b :  nephrite
:  a sculpture or artifact of jade

Origin of JADE

French, from obsolete Spanish (piedra de la) ijada, literally, loin stone, ultimately from Latin ilia, plural, flanks; from the belief that jade cures renal colic
First Known Use: circa 1741

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste
JADING Defined for Kids


noun \ˈjād\

Definition of JADE for Kids

:  a usually green mineral used for jewelry and carvings


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