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jade

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noun \ˈjād\

Definition of jade

  1. 1 :  a broken-down, vicious, or worthless horse

  2. 2 a :  a disreputable woman b :  a flirtatious girl



Origin of jade

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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jade

verb

Definition of jade

jad·edjad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to wear out by overwork or abuse b :  to tire or dull through repetition or excess

  3. 2 obsolete :  to make ridiculous

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>



1524

First Known Use of jade

1524

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>.

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jade

noun

Definition of jade

  1. 1 :  either of two tough compact typically green gemstones that take a high polish: a :  jadeite b :  nephrite

  2. 2 :  a sculpture or artifact of jade

  3. 3 :  jade green



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

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