Definition of "jade" []

  • Either of two distinct minerals, nephrite and jadeite, that are generally pale green or white and are used mainly as gemstones or in carving. (noun)
  • A carving made of jade. (noun)
  • Jade green. (noun)
  • To wear out, as by overuse or overindulgence. See Synonyms at tire1. (verb-transitive)
  • To become weary or spiritless. (verb-intransitive)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The green colour of jade (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "jade" in a sentence
  • "Many might suppose jade to be a natural kind of mineral, but it is not because there are two distinct minerals called ˜jade™."
  • "In addition to its employment in actual comparison, the word "jade" is very often used in a figurative sense to denote anything especially desirable."
  • "Nov 20: "Lair of the Dragon: Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes" 100 pieces in jade and bronze showing the Liangzhu culture and its impact on future art."