Meaning of jade


Pronunciation: ( jād), [key]
— n.
  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. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.


Pronunciation: ( jād), [key]
— n., v., jad•ed, jad•ing.
  1. a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
  2. a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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