Dictionary: JUI'CI-NESS – JUMP

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JUI'CI-NESS, n. [ju'siness.]

The state of abounding with juice; succulence in plants.

JUIC'ING, ppr.


JUI'CY, a. [ju'sy.]

Abounding with juice; moist; succulent. – Bacon.

JU-ISE, n. [L. jus.]

Judgment; justice. [Obs.] Gower.

JU'JUB, or JU'JUBE, n. [L. zizyphum; Pers. زِيزَفُرنْ zizafon.]

The name of a plant and of its fruit, which is pulpy and resembles a small plum. The plant is Zizyphus jujuba, a native of the East Indies. The fruit was formerly used in pectoral decoctions, but it is now in little reputation. – Encyc. Miller.

JUKE, v.i. [Fr. jucher.]

To perch. [Not used.]

JU'LEP, n. [Ar. جُلاَبٌ julabon; Pers. id.; Fr. julep; It. guilebbo.]

In pharmacy, a medicine composed of some proper liquor and a sirup of sugar, of extemporaneous preparation, serving as a vehicle to other forms of medicine. – Encyc. Quincy.

JU'LI-AN, a.

Noting the old account of the year, as regulated by Julius Cesar, which continued to be used till 1752, when the Gregorian year, or new style, was adopted. Julian Alps, called also Carnian, between Veneta and Noricum. – D'Anville.

JU'LIS, n.

A small fish with a green back.

JU'LUS, n. [Gr. ιουλος, a handful or bundle.]

  1. In botany, a catkin or ament, a species of inflorescence, consisting of scales, under which stand flowers arranged along a stalk, as in hazle, birch, willow, &c. – Martyn.
  2. A genus of multiped insects, of the order of Apters, of a semi-cylindrical form, with moniliform antennae, and two articulated palpi. – Encyc.

JU-LY, n.

The seventh month of the year, during which the sun enters the sign Leo. It is so called from Julius, the surname of Caius Cesar, who was born in this month. Before that time, this month was called Quintilis, or the fifth month, according to the old Roman calendar, in which March was the first month of the year.


The name of certain species of plants. The clove July-flower is of the genus Dianthus; the queen's July-flower, of the genus Hesperis; and the stock July-flower, of the genus Cheiranthus. [See Gilly-flower.] – Lee.

JU'MART, n. [Fr.]

The offspring of a bull and a mare. – Locke.


Confused mixture, mass or collection without order. – Swift.

JUM'BLE, v.i.

To meet, mix or unite in a confused manner. – Swift.

JUM'BLE, v.t. [Chaucer, jombre.]

To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order. It is often followed by together. One may observe how apt that is to jumble together passages of Scripture. – Locke.


Mixed or collected in a confused mass.


Confused mixture. [Not in use.]


One who mixes things in confusion.


Putting or mixing in a confused mass.


In a confused manner.

JU'MENT, n. [Fr. from L. jumentum, a beast.]

A beast of burden. [Not used.] – Brown.

JUMP, adv.

Exactly; nicely. [Obs.] – Hooker.

JUMP, n.1

  1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
  2. A lucky chance. – Shak.

JUMP, n.2 [Fr. jupe; It. giubba.]

A kind of loose or limber stays or waistcoat, worn by females.