Other forms: jaded; jades; jading

Jade is a deep green gemstone that's used in jewelry and ornaments. Your most beloved possession might be an antique jade brooch that belonged to your great-grandmother.

Jade is a mineral that's mined, cut, and polished to make gems, sculptures, and other art objects. You can also use the word jade to talk about the typical green color of the stone — you might describe the color of your new car, for example, as jade green. Yet another meaning of jade is "become bored or tired," along with the more common adjective, jaded, or "lacking enthusiasm."

Definitions of jade
  1. noun
    a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
    synonyms: jadestone
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    type of:
    opaque gem
    a gemstone that is opaque
  2. noun
    a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green
    synonyms: jade green
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    type of:
    green, greenness, viridity
    green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
  3. adjective
    of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green
    synonyms: jade-green
    being, having, or characterized by hue
  4. verb
    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    synonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
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    freshen, refresh, refreshen
    make fresh again
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    beat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up
    wear out completely
    overfatigue, overtire, overweary
    tire excessively
    exhaust physically or emotionally
    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
    tire out completely
    type of:
    cause to feel unwell
  5. verb
    lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    synonyms: fatigue, pall, tire, weary
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    conk out, peter out, poop out, run down, run out
    use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    retire, withdraw
    lose interest
    back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out
    remove oneself from an obligation
    type of:
    degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop
    grow worse
  6. noun
    an old or over-worked horse
    synonyms: hack, nag, plug
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    Equus caballus, horse
    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
  7. noun
    a woman adulterer




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