English dictionary


jealous |ˈdʒeləs| — showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

jealousy |ˈdʒeləsi| — a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)

jean |ˈdʒiːn| — a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

jeans |dʒiːnz| — (used in the plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear

jeep |dʒiːp| — a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain

jeer |dʒɪr| — showing your contempt by derision

jehad |dʒiːˈhɑːd| — a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

Jehovah |dʒɪˈhoʊvə| — a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH

jejune |dʒɪˈdʒuːn| — of insufficient quantity to meet a need

jejunum |dʒɪˈdʒuːnəm| — the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum

jell |dʒel| — become gelatinous

jellied |ˈdʒelid| — congealed into jelly; solidified by cooling

jellify |ˈdʒeləˌfaɪ| — become jelly

jelly |ˈdʒeli| — an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

jellyfish |ˈdʒelifɪʃ| — large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

jellylike  — thick like gelatin

jemmy |ˈdʒemi| — a short crowbar

jennet |ˈjenət| — female donkey

jenny |ˈdʒeni| — United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)

jeopardize |ˈdʒepərdaɪz| — pose a threat to; present a danger to

jeopardy |ˈdʒepərdi| — a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

jerboa |dʒɜːrˈboʊə| — mouselike jumping rodent

jeremiad |ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪæd| — a long and mournful complaint

Jericho |ˈdʒerɪˌkoʊ| — a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land

jerk |dʒɜːrk| — a dull stupid fatuous person

jerkin |ˈdʒɜːrkɪn| — a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times

jerking |ˈdʒɝːkɪŋ| — an abrupt spasmodic movement

jerkwater |ˈdʒɜːrkˌwɔːtər| — small and remote and insignificant

jerky |ˈdʒɜːrki| — meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

Jeroboam |ˌdʒerəˈboʊəm| — (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)

jerry |ˈdʒeri| — offensive term for a person of German descent

jerry-building |ˈdʒerɪ bɪldɪŋ| — construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

jerry-built |ˈdʒerɪ bɪlt| — badly or hastily built

jersey |ˈdʒɜːrzi| — a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies

jessamine |ˈdʒesəˌmɪn| — a climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant white or yellow or red flowers used in perfume and to flavor tea

jest |dʒest| — a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

jester |ˈdʒestər| — a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

jesting |ˈdʒestɪŋ| — characterized by jokes and good humor

Jesuit |ˈdʒeʒəwət| — a member of the Jesuit order

Jesuitic |ˌdʒezjʊˈɪtɪk| — having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism

Jesuitical |ˌjezəˈwidəkəl| — having qualities characteristic of Jesuits or Jesuitism

Jesuitism |ˈdʒeʒuːɪtɪzəm| — the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)

Jesuitry |ˈdʒezjʊɪtrɪ| — the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)

Jesus |ˈdʒiːzəs| — a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

jet |dʒet| — an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

jet-black |ˈdʒet ˌblæk| — of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

jet-propelled |ˈjet prəˈpeld| — propelled by (or as if propelled by) a jet engine

jetliner |ˈdʒetlaɪnər| — a large jet plane that carries passengers

jetsam |ˈdʒetsəm| — the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

jettison |ˈdʒetɪsn| — throw away, of something encumbering

jetty |ˈdʒeti| — a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Jew |dʒuː| — a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

jewel |ˈdʒuːəl| — a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

jeweler |ˈdʒuːələr| — someone who makes jewelry

jeweller |ˈdʒuːələr| — someone who makes jewelry

jewellery |ˈdʒuːəlri| — an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

jewelry |ˈdʒuːəlri| — an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

Jewess |ˈdʒuːəs| — a woman who is a Jew

Jewish |ˈdʒuːɪʃ| — of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion

Jewry |ˈdʒʊri| — Jews collectively

Jezebel |ˈdʒezəbel| — wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)