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jade


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jade  \Jade\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jading}.] 
  1.  To  treat  like  a  jade;  to  spurn.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  ridiculous  and  contemptible.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  do  now  fool  myself,  to  let  imagination  jade  me 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  exhaust  by  overdriving  or  long-continued  labor  of  any 
  kind  to  tire  or  wear  out  by  severe  or  tedious  tasks;  to 
  harass. 
 
  The  mind,  once  jaded  by  an  attempt  above  its  power, 
  .  .  .  checks  at  any  vigorous  undertaking  ever  after 
  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  fatigue;  tire;  weary;  harass. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Jade},  {Fatigue},  {Tire},  {Weary}.  Fatigue  is  the 
  generic  term;  tire  denotes  fatigue  which  wastes  the 
  strength;  weary  implies  that  a  person  is  worn  out  by 
  exertion;  jade  refers  to  the  weariness  created  by  a 
  long  and  steady  repetition  of  the  same  act  or  effort. 
  A  little  exertion  will  tire  a  child  or  a  weak  person; 
  a  severe  or  protracted  task  wearies  equally  the  body 
  and  the  mind;  the  most  powerful  horse  becomes  jaded  on 
  a  long  journey  by  a  continual  straining  of  the  same 
  muscles.  Wearied  with  labor  of  body  or  mind;  tired  of 
  work  tired  out  by  importunities;  jaded  by  incessant 
  attention  to  business. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jade  \Jade\,  n.  [F.,  fr  Sp  jade,  fr  piedra  de  ijada  stone  of 
  the  side  fr  ijada  flank,  side  pain  in  the  side  the  stone 
  being  so  named  because  it  was  supposed  to  cure  this  pain.  Sp 
  ijada  is  derived  fr  L.  ilia  flanks.  Cf  {Iliac}.]  (Min.) 
  A  stone,  commonly  of  a  pale  to  dark  green  color  but  sometimes 
  whitish.  It  is  very  hard  and  compact,  capable  of  fine  polish, 
  and  is  used  for  ornamental  purposes  and  for  implements,  esp. 
  in  Eastern  countries  and  among  many  early  peoples. 
 
  Note:  The  general  term  jade  includes  nephrite,  a  compact 
  variety  of  tremolite  with  a  specific  gravity  of  3,  and 
  also  the  mineral  jadeite,  a  silicate  of  alumina  and 
  soda,  with  a  specific  gravity  of  3.3.  The  latter  is  the 
  more  highly  prized  and  includes  the  feitsui  of  the 
  Chinese.  The  name  has  also  been  given  to  other  tough 
  green  minerals  capable  of  similar  use 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jade  \Jade\,  n.  [OE.  jade;  cf  Prov.  E.  yaud,  Scot.  yade,  yad, 
  yaud,  Icel.  jalda  a  mare.] 
  1.  A  mean  or  tired  horse;  a  worthless  nag.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Tired  as  a  jade  in  overloaden  cart.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  2.  A  disreputable  or  vicious  woman;  a  wench;  a  quean;  also 
  sometimes  a  worthless  man.  --Shak. 
 
  She  shines  the  first  of  battered  jades.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  A  young  woman;  --  generally  so  called  in  irony  or  slight 
  contempt. 
 
  A  souple  jade  she  was  and  strang.  --Burns. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jade  \Jade\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  weary;  to  lose  spirit. 
 
  They  .  .  .  fail  and  jade,  and  tire  in  the  prosecution. 
  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jade 
  adj  :  similar  to  the  color  of  jade;  especially  varying  from  bluish 
  green  to  yellowish  green  [syn:  {jade-green}] 
  n  1:  a  semiprecious  gemstone  that  takes  a  high  polish;  is  usually 
  green  but  sometimes  whitish;  consists  of  jadeite  or 
  nephrite  [syn:  {jadestone}] 
  2:  a  woman  adulterer  [syn:  {adulteress},  {fornicatress},  {hussy}, 
  {loose  woman},  {slut},  {strumpet}] 
  3:  a  light  green  color  varying  from  bluish  green  to  yellowish 
  green  [syn:  {jade  green}] 
  4:  an  old  or  over-worked  horse  [syn:  {hack},  {nag},  {plug}] 
  v  1:  get  tired  of  something  or  somebody  [syn:  {tire},  {pall},  {weary}, 
  {fatigue}] 
  2:  exhaust  or  tire  though  overuse  or  great  strain  or  stress; 
  "We  wore  ourselves  out  on  this  hike"  [syn:  {tire},  {wear 
  upon},  {tire  out},  {wear},  {weary},  {wear  out},  {outwear}, 
  {wear  down},  {fag  out},  {fag},  {fatigue}]  [ant:  {refresh}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  JADE 
 
  {James'  DSSSL  Engine} 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Jade 
 
  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). 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  JADE 
  Jasmine  Application  Development  Environment  (Jasmine,  DB  CA) 
 
 




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