Jade

Definition of Jade

Pronunciation: jād
n.1.(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.
2.A color resembling that of jade{1}; it varies from yellowish-green to bluish-green.
1.
1.A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To treat like a jade; to spurn.
2.To make ridiculous and contemptible.
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, make dull, 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.
v. i.1.To become weary; to lose spirit.
They . . . fail, and jade, and tire in the prosecution.
- South.

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