jade

1 [jeyd]
noun
1.
either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc.
2.
an object, as a carving, made from this material.
3.
Also called jade green. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.

Origin:
1585–95; < French < Italian giada < obsolete Spanish (piedra de) ijada (stone of) colic < Vulgar Latin *iliata, equivalent to Latin īli(a) flanks (see ilium) + -ata -ate1; so called because supposed to cure nephritic colic

jadelike, adjective
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jade

2 [jeyd]
noun
1.
a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
2.
a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jaded, jading.
3.
to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; of obscure origin

jadish, adjective
jadishly, adverb
jadishness, noun
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jade1 (dʒeɪd)
 
n
1.  a.  a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
 b.  (as modifier): jade ornaments
2.  a.  the green colour of jade
 b.  (as modifier): a jade skirt
 
[C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin īliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin īlia, plural of īlium; see ileum]
 
'jadelike1
 
adj

jade2 (dʒeɪd)
 
n
1.  an old overworked horse; nag; hack
2.  derogatory, facetious or a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable
 
vb
3.  to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use
 
[C14: of unknown origin]
 
'jadish2
 
adj
 
'jadishly2
 
adv
 
'jadishness2
 
n

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jade
"gemstone," 1590s, from Fr. le jade, error for earlier l'ejade, from Sp. piedra de (la) ijada (1569), "stone of colic, pain in the side" (jade was thought to cure this), from V.L. *iliata, from L. ilia (pl.) "flanks, kidney area."

jade
"worn-out horse," late 14c., possibly from O.N. jalda "mare," from Finno-Ugric (cf. Mordvin al'd'a "mare"). As a term of abuse for a woman, it dates from 1560.
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jade   (jād)  Pronunciation Key 
A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.
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JADE definition


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Jade definition


1. U Washington, late 80's. A strongly-typed language, object-oriented but without classes. For type research. The compiler output is Smalltalk. [Submitter claimed that Jade has exactly one user!]
2. Implicit coarse-grained concurrency. The constructs 'with', 'withonly' and 'without' create tasks with specified side effects to shared data objects. Implemented as a C preprocessor. "Coarse-Grain Parallel Programming in Jade", M.S. Lam et al, SIGPLAN Notices 26(7):94-105 (Jul 1991).

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Example sentences
But it was the white jade that sparked the day's real excitement.
Buses carrying groups of tourists in the parking lot of a jade workshop.
The city is depicted as one of both great wealth-with a lot of people wearing
  jade jewelry-and great poverty.
Bead necklaces continue to be good and jade is the leading color for the new
  season.
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