verb \ˈjel\

: to become clear and definite

: to change into a thick substance that is like jelly

Full Definition of JELL

intransitive verb
:  to come to the consistency of jelly :  congeal, set
:  to take shape and achieve distinctness :  become cohesive
transitive verb
:  to cause to jell

Examples of JELL

  1. Our plans are finally starting to jell.
  2. Boil the jam until it begins to jell.

Origin of JELL

back-formation from jelly
First Known Use: 1869

Other Food Terms

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JELLED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈjel\

Definition of JELL for Kids

:  to become as firm as jelly :  set
:  to take shape <After much thought an idea jelled.>


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