juice

noun
\ ˈjüs \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from juice

Noun

juiceless \ ˈjüs-​ləs \ 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.
See More

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Add canned tomatoes and their juices, breaking up whole tomatoes with your hands. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Satisfying Vegetable Soup," 28 Dec. 2018 Add chicken broth and tomatoes (and their juices), cover, and bring to a boil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork and Hominy Soup," 19 Dec. 2018 Its juices should also run clear when this part of its thigh is pierced with the tip of a knife. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Perfectly Prepare and Roast a Turkey This Thanksgiving," 20 Nov. 2018 Transfer to a bowl and fold in scallions, parsley, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Herbed Goat Cheese Dip," 31 Oct. 2018 Remove tea bag and add honey, whiskey, and lemon juice. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Make a Hot Toddy," 6 Sep. 2018 Simply put, your creative juices have definitely been flowing. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What September's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 30 Aug. 2018 Their signature house cocktail, coined the ROC ($12), was equally refreshing, incorporating bits of fresh strawberries and their juices with a healthy pour of vodka, a dose of lime added to balance out the sweetness. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Italian restaurant is full of potential but has work to do," 20 June 2018 Cook, stirring regularly using a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are tender and have released their juices, 7 to 9 minutes. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

He is expected to provide a new perspective on on-track activity and could juice NBC’s viewership numbers considerably. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready to kick NASCAR on NBC coverage into new gear," 28 June 2018 This included two Star Wars movies and three Marvel movies, highlighting the company’s ability to take over iconic properties and juice them up further. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Why Disney Can Afford to Pay More for Fox," 20 June 2018 In the past, large banks have followed the Fed’s announcements by almost immediately unveiling plans for dividends, which can juice share prices in after-hours trading. New York Times, "Court to Rule on Mandatory Union Fees, and U.S. May Restrict Chinese Investment," 24 June 2018 Over six decades writing about the most notable criminal proceedings in Britain (the best of these essays are collected in Classic Crimes), Roughead did not need to juice his style with the seeds of anger. Sarah Weinman, The New Republic, "Arthur Conan Doyle, True Detective," 14 June 2018 Higher leverage should juice returns and increase the profits that the lenders distribute to shareholders in dividends. Aaron Back, WSJ, "These Lenders Are Cheering the Spending Bill," 23 Mar. 2018 Many economists expect a pickup to 3% growth the rest of the year amid the $1.5 trillion federal tax cuts, which are expected to juice consumer and business spending, and a federal budget that boosts government outlays by about $300 billion. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Fed stands pat on rates, clears way for June hike," 2 May 2018 These firms can then juice profit margins by cutting staff. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Finance Is Killing the News," 18 Apr. 2018 Initially, that eased market fears that federal tax cuts and spending increases would juice economic growth and inflation, and spur the Fed to raise rates more rapidly. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Did inflation rev up in March? Report and Fed meeting minutes out this week could offer clues," 9 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'juice.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about juice

Statistics for juice

Last Updated

13 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for juice

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

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

: 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 \

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 \

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on juice

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with juice

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for juice

Spanish Central: Translation of juice

Nglish: Translation of juice for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of juice for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about juice

Comments on juice

What made you want to look up juice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a complex dispute or argument

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!