Dictionary: JOT'TING – JOWL

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A memorandum. – Todd.

JOT'TING, ppr.

Making a memorandum of.


Jollity; merriment. [Not in use.] – Spenser.

JOUR'NAL, n. [jur'nal; Fr. journal; It. giornale, from giorno, a day; Corn. jurna; W. diurnod; L. diurnum. This was originally an adjective, signifying daily, as in Spenser and Shakspeare; but the adjective is obsolete.]

  1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events; or the book containing such account.
  2. Among merchants, a book in which every particular article or charge is fairly entered from the waste book or blotter.
  3. In navigation, a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, and other occurrences.
  4. A paper published daily, or other newspaper; also, the title of a book or pamphlet published at stated times, containing an account of inventions, discoveries and improvements in arts and sciences; as, the Journal de Savans; the Journal of Science.

JOUR-NAL-ISM, n. [jur'nalism.]

The keeping of a journal. – Carlisle.

JOUR'NAL-IST, n. [jur'nalist.]

The writer of a journal or diary.

JOUR'NAL-IZE, v.t. [jur'nalize.]

To enter in a journal an account of daily transactions.

JOUR'NAL-IZ-ED, pp. [jur'nalized.]

Entered in a journal.


Entering in a journal.

JOUR'NEY, n. [jur'ny; Fr. journée, a day or day's work; It. giornata, a day; Sp. jornada, a journey, or travel of a day; It. giorno, a day, from L. diurnus, dies.]

  1. The travel of a day. [Obs.]
  2. Travel by land to any distance and for any time, indefinitely; as, a journey from London to Paris, or to Rome; a journey to visit a brother; a week's journey; we made two journeys to Philadelphia.
  3. Passage from one place to another; as, a long journey from the upper regions. – Burnet.
  4. It may sometimes include a passing by water.

JOUR'NEY, v.i. [jur'ney.]

To travel from place to place; to pass from home to a distance. Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. – Gen. xii.

JOUR'NEY-ER, n. [jur'neyer.]

One who journeys. – Scott.


A traveling or passing from one place to another; as, the journeyings of the children of Israel.


Traveling; passing from place to place.

JOUR'NEY-MAN, n. [journey and man.]

Strictly, a man hired to work by the day, but in fact, any mechanic who is hired to work for another in his employment, whether by the month, year, or other term. It is applied only to mechanics in their own occupations.


Work done for hire by a mechanic in his proper occupation. [This word is never applied to farming.]

JOUST, n. [See JUST.]

JOVE, n. [L. Jovis, gen. of Jupiter, Gr. Ζευς.]

  1. The name of the Supreme Deity among the Romans.
  2. The planet Jupiter. Or ask of yonder argent fields above / Why Jove's satellites are less than Jove. – Pope.
  3. The air or atmosphere, or the god of the air. And Jove descends in showers of kindly rain. – Dryden.

JO'VI-AL, a.1 [from Jove, supra.]

Under the influence of Jupiter, the planet. The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets. – Brown.

JO'VI-AL, a.2 [Fr. and Sp. id.; It. gioviale; probably from the root of giovane, young, or from that of joy. If it is from Jove, it must be from the sense of airy or fresh.]

  1. Gay; merry; airy; joyous; jolly; as, a jovial youth; a jovial throng.
  2. Expressive of mirth and hilarity. His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral, the rest are jovial or bacchanalian. – Dryden.


One who lives a jovial life. – Hall.

JO'VI-AL-LY, adv.

Merrily; gayly; with noisy mirth.


Noisy mirth; gayety.


Merriment. [Not in use.]

JOWL, n.

The cheek. [See Jole.]