\ 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


juiced; juicing

Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

Other Words from juice


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Top with lemon zest, juice, garlic, and herb mixture. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2022 Ginger, lime juice, and sweet blackberry syrup give this traditional Moscow Mule a refreshingly fruity flair. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 28 Apr. 2022 Sometimes there’s not enough juice to charge the family’s cellphones. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 The menu includes pancakes or French toast, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Also on the menu: chapati, the flatbread, and African doughnuts for dessert, as well as smoothies, juice, teas and sodas. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2022 The juice, named for Casablanca creative director Charaf Tajer’s son, was formulated using ingredients his family intakes on the daily including coconut milk, strawberries, pitaya and pink salt. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Apr. 2022 Pat the strips dry and toss with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste, as Ramos recommends. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 16 Apr. 2022 In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, orange juice, eggs and vanilla. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Wars can juice a leader's ratings, divert a nation from paying attention to their foibles, and generally upend politics. Joel Mathis, The Week, 13 Apr. 2022 Out beyond the leaves hover faraway mountains, and before them a tag-along party of toddlers appears—one already slumped sozzled, and two soon to follow, felled by the grape juice the girl in blue is squeezing. Julian Bell, The New York Review of Books, 8 Oct. 2020 Though inflation helped juice that figure, most of January’s gain reflected more purchases, not higher prices. Matt Ott, chicagotribune.com, 22 Feb. 2022 After holding the 2021 season under the old format, the owners are eager to juice the playoffs again. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2022 To maximize profits and juice the stock price, of course. Judy Samuelson, Quartz, 14 Feb. 2022 Riot Games and Activision Blizzard are among the gaming giants making big investments to juice the burgeoning market for esports TV rights deals. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 4 Feb. 2022 But that mentality has shifted in 2022 as the rally lost one of its biggest friends: the Fed keeping interest rates at rock-bottom levels during the pandemic to juice economic activity. WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 China’s supreme leader has every reason to juice the nation’s economy this year. Larry Light, Fortune, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of juice


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for juice


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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“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for juice


\ 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


\ 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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