Definitions for: Jade
[n] an old or over-worked horse
[n] a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green
[n] a woman adulterer
[n] a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
[adj] similar to the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green
[v] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
[v] get tired of something or somebody
Webster (1913) Definition: Jade, n. [F., fr. Sp. jade, fr. piedra de ijada stone of
the side, fr. ijada flank, side, pain in the side, the stone
being so named because it was supposed to cure this pain. Sp.
ijada is derived fr. L. ilia flanks. Cf. Iliac.] (Min.)
A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes
whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish,
and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp.
in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.
Note: The general term jade includes nephrite, a compact
variety of tremolite with a specific gravity of 3, and
also the mineral jadeite, a silicate of alumina and
soda, with a specific gravity of 3.3. The latter is the
more highly prized and includes the feitsui of the
Chinese. The name has also been given to other tough
green minerals capable of similar use.
Jade, n. [OE. jade; cf. Prov. E. yaud, Scot. yade, yad,
yaud, Icel. jalda a mare.]
1. A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag. --Chaucer.
Tired as a jade in overloaden cart. --Sir P.
2. A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also,
sometimes, a worthless man. --Shak.
She shines the first of battered jades. --Swift.
3. A young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight
A souple jade she was, and strang. --Burns.
Jade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.]
I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
3. To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any
kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to
The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power,
. . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
Syn: To fatigue; tire; weary; harass.
Usage: To Jade, Fatigue, Tire, Weary. Fatigue is the
generic term; tire denotes fatigue which wastes the
strength; weary implies that a person is worn out by
exertion; jade refers to the weariness created by a
long and steady repetition of the same act or effort.
A little exertion will tire a child or a weak person;
a severe or protracted task wearies equally the body
and the mind; the most powerful horse becomes jaded on
a long journey by a continual straining of the same
muscles. Wearied with labor of body or mind; tired of
work, tired out by importunities; jaded by incessant
attention to business.
Jade, v. i.
To become weary; to lose spirit.
They . . . fail, and jade, and tire in the prosecution.
Synonyms: adulteress, chromatic, fag, fag out, fatigue, fornicatress, hack, hussy, jade green, jade-green, jadestone, loose woman, nag, outwear, plug, slut, strumpet, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
Antonyms: freshen, refresh, refreshen
See Also: adulterer, beat, conk out, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, Equus caballus, exhaust, fornicator, green, greenness, horse, indispose, jade, opaque gem, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, peter out, poop out, retire, run down, run out, tucker, tucker out, viridity, wash up, withdraw
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