Definitions for: Jean


[n] a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
[n] close-fitting pants of heavy denim for casual wear (usually in the plural)



Webster (1913) Definition: Jean, n. [Prob. named from Genoa. See Jane.]
A twilled cotton cloth.

Satin jean, a kind of jean woven smooth and glossy, after
the manner of satin.

Synonyms: blue jean, denim, dungaree

See Also: cloth, fabric, levis, Levi's, material, pants, textile, trousers

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Famous Quotes Containing Jean:


Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.

-- Sally Ride (American Astronaut)

So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris.

-- Milos Forman (Czechoslovakian Director)

I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.

-- Helmut Newton (German Photographer)

If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim.

-- Ian Anderson (British Musician)

I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well.

-- Patrick Stewart (English Actor)

Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.

-- Jean Cocteau (French Director)

I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre.

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders.

-- Paul Hoffman (American Celebrity)

At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.

-- George Duke (American Musician)

Jean's whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper.

-- Erika Slezak (American Actress)

My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.

-- Janice Dickinson (American Model)


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