browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
jot

more about jot

jot


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jot  \Jot\,  n.  [L.  iota,  Gr  ?  the  name  of  the  letter  (E.  i,  Heb. 
  y?d),  the  smallest  letter  of  the  Greek  alphabet.  Cf  {Iota}.] 
  An  iota;  a  point;  a  tittle;  the  smallest  particle.  Cf  {Bit}, 
  n. 
 
  Till  heaven  and  earth  pass,  one  jot  or  one  tittle  shall 
  in  no  wise  pass  from  the  law,  till  all  be  fulfilled. 
  --Matt.  v.  18. 
 
  Neither  will  they  bate  One  jot  of  ceremony.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jot  \Jot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jotting}.] 
  To  set  down  to  make  a  brief  note  of  --  usually  followed  by 
  down 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jot 
  n  1:  a  brief  (and  hurriedly  handwritten)  note  [syn:  {jotting}] 
  2:  a  small  but  appreciable  amount;  "this  dish  could  use  a  touch 
  of  garlic"  [syn:  {touch},  {hint},  {mite},  {pinch},  {speck}, 
  {soupcon}] 
  v  :  write  briefly  or  hurriedly;  write  a  short  note  of  [syn:  {jot 
  down}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jot 
  or  Iota,  the  smallest  letter  of  the  Greek  alphabet,  used 
  metaphorically  or  proverbially  for  the  smallest  thing  (Matt. 
  5:18);  or  it  may  be  =  yod,  which  is  the  smallest  of  the  Hebrew 
  letters. 
 




more about jot