Adjective "jade" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/dʒeɪd/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite.
  1. 'Of the two kinds of jade, jadeite and nephrite, the former is harder than the latter and cannot be scratched with a penknife blade.'
  2. 'Another often used precious stone was jade, which because of its color often represented the corn plant in the Mayan culture.'
  3. 'As Hunter looked up at the ceiling, he saw that the it was covered by a single piece of a black jade, mixed with the gems, sparkling like stars in the night sky.'
  4. 'Our examination of this ornament and several other jades has provided evidence for the use of rotary tools during the Ming and Qing dynasties.'
  5. 'a silk blouse in a vivid jade green'
  6. 'His eyes were a sweet shade in between jade green and light hazel that Rebecca had once admitted to being jealous of, and he hadn't let her live it down since.'
  7. 'She was a collection of pleasing colors, with her honey - smooth tan, jade-green eyes, and the silky blonde hair with its red and gold and even some brownish lights.'

noun

A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.
    An old or worn-out horse.
    1. 'Lie down shamelessly, Old horse who stumbles over every rut. Resign yourself, my heart; sleep your brutish sleep. Conquered, foundered spirit! For you, old jade, Love has no more relish, no more than war.'

    More definitions

    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. Also called jade green. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "technologies can be jade."

    "holdings can be jade."

    "backs can be jade."

    "cockatoos can be jade."

    "artefacts can be jade."

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    Origin

    (jade)Late Middle English: of unknown origin.