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English

A jadeite ball

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
jade

Plural
s

jade (s)
  1. (uncountable) A semiprecious stone either nephrite or jadeite, generally green or white in color, often used for carving figurines.
  2. (color) A grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.
    jade colour:   
  3. A horse too old to be put to work.
  4. A woman, especially in contempt.

Quotations

Late 1500's

Beatrice: You always end with a jade’s trick: I know you of old.
— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Translations

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Adjective

jade (not comparable)

Positive
jade

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (color) Of a grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

Verb

Infinitive
to jade

Third person singular
jad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to jade (third-person singular simple present jad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To tire, weary or fatigue
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Noun

jade

  1. (mineralogy) jade

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