Adjective "Jot" definition and examples

(Jot may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒɒt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Write (something) quickly.
  1. 'He then jotted a note to her while discussing the importance of family and the strength of prayer.'
  2. 'An instant after the last letter was jotted down, someone knocked on the door.'
  3. 'Duke hunted along the dashboard for a pen and jotted a few things in the borders of a curling menu.'
  4. 'As I told him, he jotted it down on his clipboard and read it back to me.'
  5. 'His gaze never left them as he neatly jotted notes down on a small notepad.'
  6. 'He moved behind her and rubbed her neck as she jotted a few ideas down on paper.'
  7. 'He measured the length, and the diameter of the dart, and jotted it down in his small notepad.'
  8. 'She ripped out a piece of paper from one of her notebooks and jotted it down.'
  9. 'She then thought of some ideas, jotted them down and started to write some sentences.'
  10. 'Miller might have jotted the name down, but then, she would have isolated it.'

noun

A very small amount.
  1. 'I have yet to see one jot of evidence'
  2. 'Now this surprised me not a jot because, like most non-social workers, I am a firm believer that kids who are allowed to do as they please grow up to be monsters.'
  3. 'It makes not one jot of difference that no actual blood is visible on their hands.'
  4. 'It is a mystery, but a delightful one, even if you care not a jot for genealogy.'
  5. 'But I suspect Ferguson doesn't care a jot about the opinion of his colleagues.'
  6. 'We have not heard one jot of policy from the National Party today - not one jot.'
  7. 'On the other hand, I don't care a jot for any of that.'
  8. 'There is not one jot of evidence that such an experience actually occurred in the infancy of one of Freud's patients.'
  9. 'No, I won't give away a jot of the plot here; the movie does that nicely enough.'
  10. 'And the fact that Lesley is a woman did not matter one jot.'
  11. 'I'm finally ready for Christmas, and there's not a jot of snow to be found.'

More definitions

verb (used with object), jotted, jotting.

1. to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down): Jot down his license number. noun

2. the least part of something; a little bit: I don't care a jot. Idioms

3. not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all: The world situation matters not a jot or tittle to him.

Origin

(jot)Late 15th century (as a noun): via Latin from Greek iōta, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet: see iota.