jade

jade

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒeɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French le jade, rebracketing of earlier l'ejade (jade), from Spanish piedra de ijada (flank stone), via Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ilia (flank). (Jade was thought to cure pains in the side.)

Noun

jade (usually uncountable, plural jades)

  1. A semiprecious stone, either nephrite or jadeite, generally green or white in color, often used for carving figurines.
    Synonyms: jadestone, jade stone, yu
  2. A bright shade of slightly bluish or greyish green, typical of polished jade stones.
    Synonym: jade green
  3. A succulent plant, Crassula ovata.
    Synonyms: jade plant, lucky plant, money plant, money tree
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  • Adjective

    jade (not comparable)

    1. Of a grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

    Etymology 2

    From Middle English [Term?], either a variant of yaud or merely influenced by it. Yaud derives from Old Norse jalda (mare), from a Uralic language, such as Moksha эльде (elʹde) or Erzya эльде (elʹde). See yaud for more.

    Noun

    jade (plural jades)

    1. A horse too old to be put to work.
      Synonyms: nag, yaud
    2. (especially derogatory) A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:shrew
    Translations

    Verb

    jade (third-person singular simple present jades, present participle jading, simple past and past participle jaded) (transitive)

    1. To fatigue, tire, or weary (someone or something).
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:tire
    2. (obsolete) To treat (someone or something) like a jade; to spurn.
    3. (obsolete) To make (someone or something) contemptible and ridiculous.
    Derived terms
    • jaded
    Translations

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    Danish

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /jaːdə/, [ˈjæːð̩]
    • Rhymes: -aːdə

    Noun

    jade c (singular definite jaden, uncountable)

    1. (mineralogy) jade

    Finnish

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈjɑde/, [ˈjɑde̞]
    • Rhymes: -ɑde
    • Syllabification: ja‧de

    Noun

    jade

    1. (mineralogy) jade

    Declension


    French

    Etymology

    Rebracketed from earlier l'ejade (jade), from Spanish piedra de ijada (flank stone), via Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ilia (flank) (jade was thought to cure pains in the side).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ʒad/

    Noun

    jade m (plural jades)

    1. jade

    Descendants

    Further reading

    • “jade” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

    Anagrams

    • déjà

    Portuguese

    Etymology

    From French le jade, rebracketing of earlier l'ejade (jade), from Spanish piedra de ijada (flank stone), via Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ilia (flank) (jade was thought to cure pains in the side).

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -adʒi

    Noun

    jade m (plural jades)

    1. jade (gem)

    Serbo-Croatian

    Noun

    jade (Cyrillic spelling јаде)

    1. vocative singular of jad

    Spanish

    Etymology

    From French jade, back formation from le jade, rebracketing of earlier l'ejade (jade), from Spanish piedra de ijada (literally flank stone), via Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ilia (flank) (jade was thought to cure pains in the side).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈxade/, [ˈxa.ð̞e]

    Noun

    jade m (plural jades)

    1. (mineralogy) jade

    Derived terms

    • jadeíta

    Anagrams

    • deja

    Further reading

    • “jade” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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