Juice is a drink that's made from fruit, like orange juice or grape juice. Juice also refers to the liquid drippings of cooked meat and other food.

Some people like apple juice, while others prefer tomato juice. A much less appetizing — but necessary — type of juice is the fluid in our bodies, like digestive juices that help break down food in your stomach. Informally, you might refer to your creative strength as juice, and also use the word to mean electrical energy: "The batteries in my flashlight are out of juice."

Primary Meanings of juice

the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking
electric current
Full Definitions of juice

n the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking

show 7 types...
hide 7 types...
gravy, pan gravy
the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
lemon juice
usually freshly squeezed juice of lemons
lime juice
usually freshly squeezed juice of limes
papaya juice
juice from papayas
tomato juice
the juice of tomatoes (usually bottled or canned)
carrot juice
usually freshly squeezed juice of carrots
V-8 juice
brand name for canned mixed vegetable juices
Type of:
food product, foodstuff
a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

n any of several liquids of the body

“digestive juices
show 5 types...
hide 5 types...
cancer juice
a milky substance found in certain cancerous growths
digestive fluid, digestive juice
secretions that aid digestion
gastric acid, gastric juice
digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
pancreatic juice
a fluid secreted into the duodenum by the pancreas; important for breaking down starches and proteins and fats
bile, gall
a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
Type of:
bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
the liquid parts of the body

n energetic vitality

“her creative juices were flowing”
Type of:
energy, vim, vitality
a healthy capacity for vigorous activity

n electric current

“when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice
Type of:
current, electric current
a flow of electricity through a conductor

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.