juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2 : a motivating, inspiring, or enabling force or factor creative juices
3 : a medium (such as electricity or gasoline) that supplies power
4a juices plural : the natural fluids of an animal body
b : the liquid or moisture contained in something
5a : the inherent quality of a thing : essence
b : strength, vigor, vitality pioneers … full of juice and jests— Sinclair Lewis
6 slang : liquor
7 slang : exorbitant interest exacted of a borrower under the threat of violence
8 slang : influence, clout

juice

verb
juiced; juicing

Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to extract the juice of
2 : to add juice to

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Other Words from juice

Noun

juiceless \ ˈjüs-​ləs How to pronounce juice (audio) \ adjective

Examples of juice in a Sentence

Noun a glass of apple juice a variety of fruit juices the juice of a steak gravy made with real beef juices His camera ran out of juice because he forgot to replace the battery.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun GM Chris Ballard gets a good baseline score for addressing all the most pressing needs across the board, starting with a nice youthful burst of pass-rushing juice. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, "What NFL Draft experts are saying about the Indianapolis Colts 2021 draft picks," 2 May 2021 After a sweaty workout, pickle juice can replenish electrolytes (essential minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium) and help you get hydrated again. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Bathroom time," 1 May 2021 Its selling point was that the powdered mix was shelf-stable, and it was promoted as a healthier and more convenient alternative to fresh orange juice. Casey Barber, CNN, "Tang! The space-age drink that's still a worldwide staple," 1 May 2021 There are also a number of new food stands, bakeries and places to buy coffee, tea or fresh juice. John Pana, cleveland, "Rain in Cleveland for the NFL Draft? Here are 21 indoor activities for visitors," 29 Apr. 2021 In a wide skillet over medium-high heat, stir the sugar, salt, and orange rind and juice. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Spring is here when rhubarb is in the market and you can bake a cobbler with buttermilk biscuits," 27 Apr. 2021 Paye is a dynamic athlete who brings pass-rushing juice and holds his own against the run. Los Angeles Times, "NFL beat writers mock draft: Will it be a historic year for QBs?," 26 Apr. 2021 Before the financial crisis, firms also relied heavily on financial engineering, or rejiggering a company’s balance sheet rather than its operations, to juice returns. Ben Dummett, WSJ, "Private-Equity Firms Regain Taste for Giant Buyouts," 21 Apr. 2021 The vessel is always the same: a dainty juice glass painted with golden wheat stalks. Dawnie Walton, Bon Appétit, "My Life Story in Eight Drinks," 20 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The offing of a female character to give a male lead his motivation is such a wearisome cliché that the fact that Pam is eight months pregnant feels like a detail added to juice the tragedy for greater impact. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "Without Remorse Is Also Without a Single Moment of Excitement," 29 Apr. 2021 Unlike citrus juicers, centrifugal models can juice different fruits and vegetables and are often more expensive. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "The 8 best juicers of 2021, according to experts," 5 Apr. 2021 Excess savings in Europe will also juice the recovery if households spend some of that extra cash. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "It's been a year since markets crashed. Is another reckoning around the corner?," 7 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, the prospect of more climate-friendly spending and policies with President Joe Biden's wide-ranging infrastructure deal expected later this year could juice the stock even more, argues Ives. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Why Tesla stock could be worth $1,300, according to one analyst," 5 Apr. 2021 But the measure, which is providing $1,400 stimulus checks to most Americans, is set to significantly juice the economy and job market this year, the research firm says. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "The economy added 916K jobs in March, unemployment fell to 6% as states eased restrictions on businesses, vaccinations spread," 2 Apr. 2021 America and Europe are planning infrastructure pushes that will juice demand. The Economist, "Pit stop Glencore’s new boss takes the reins at a good time for commodities," 20 Feb. 2021 Margin debt, borrowed money that brokerage customers use to juice their trading, is up 42% from a year ago, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "Why Your Wild Trading Ideas Feel So Right," 19 Feb. 2021 The housing lobby would prefer to keep the GSEs enslaved to a Biden Administration so they can be used to juice housing. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Fannie and Freddie Conundrum," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of juice

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for juice

Noun

Middle English jus, from Anglo-French, broth, juice, from Latin; akin to Old Norse ostr cheese, Greek zymē leaven, Sanskrit yūṣa broth

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The first known use of juice was in the 14th century

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5 May 2021

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“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for juice

juice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits
: the liquid part of meat
informal : something (such as electricity) that provides power

juice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to remove juice from (a fruit or vegetable)

juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Kids Definition of juice

1 : the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruit
2 : the liquid part of meat

juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Medical Definition of juice

1 : the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2a : a natural bodily fluid (as blood, lymph, or a secretion) — see gastric juice, intestinal juice, pancreatic juice
b : the liquid or moisture contained in something

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