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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The next morning, an apt bookend to our stay at Casadonna was a rainbow of fresh fruit juices along with a mountain of traditional pastries and breads. Daria Di Lello, Vogue, "Finding Serenity—and Forest-Grown Truffles—in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Italy," 23 Nov. 2018 DEGLAZE Pour in enough complementary wine, beer, or cider (or juice or good-quality stock) to cover the bottom of the pan. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "How one game-changing recipe can make you a better cook: Susan Volland’s ‘Searing Inspiration’," 21 Nov. 2018 When electricity becomes more expensive, operators release that water through a hydroelectric turbine to give the grid some extra juice. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks," 18 Nov. 2018 Sprawl out on body-length sofa beds while sipping from their long list of fresh vegetable juices. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Miles’s corner store starts selling $10 green juice. The movie’s opening sequence takes place at Kwik Way, a shuttered Oakland fast food chain. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How two movies portray Oakland’s rapid change," 29 Aug. 2018 Furthermore, Android Pie is also more aggressive when the battery saver is turned on, helping squeeze a bit more juice out of a dying battery. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Android 9 Pie is here: What's new, what's awesome, and how to get it now," 6 Aug. 2018 Coffee, tea, orange, grapefruit and tomato juices are included and cocktails are available for an additional fee. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "11 Chicago restaurants offering great brunch buffets," 13 July 2018 For the rice: Combine the rice, chestnuts, apricots, nuts, lemon juice, sage, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly incorporated. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Vegetarian (or vegan) guests for Thanksgiving? Serve them this beauty," 13 Nov. 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

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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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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

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