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Words starting with j

Word Definition
J 1. J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet. It is a later variant form of the Roman letter I, used to express a consonantal sound, that is, originally, the sound of English y in yet. The forms J and I have, until a recent time, been classed together, and they have been used interchangeably.
2. (n.) the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
3. (n.) a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
J particle 1. (n.) a neutral meson with a large mass
J. B. Rhine 1. (n.) United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
J. B. S. Haldane 1. (n.) Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
J. C. Maxwell 1. (n.) Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
J. Craig Ventner 1. (n.) United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)
J. D. Salinger 1. (n.) United States writer (born 1919)
J. E. Johnston 1. (n.) Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
J. Edgar Hoover 1. (n.) United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
J. J. Hill 1. (n.) United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
J. M. Barrie 1. (n.) Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
J. M. Synge 1. (n.) Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
J. P. Morgan 1. (n.) United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913)
J. R. Firth 1. (n.) English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
J.R.R. Tolkien 1. (n.) British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
jaal goat 1. A species of wild goat (Capra Nubiana) found in the mountains of Abyssinia, Upper Egypt, and Arabia; -- called also beden, and jaela.
jab 1. (v. t.) To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.
2. (n.) A thrust or stab.
3. (n.) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
4. (n.) a quick short straight punch
5. (n.) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
6. (v.) poke or thrust abruptly
7. (v.) stab or pierce
8. (v.) strike or punch with quick and short blows
Jabalpur 1. (n.) an industrial city of central India to the southeast of Delhi
Jabat al-Tahrir al-Filistiniyyah 1. (n.) a terrorist group formed in 1977 as the result of a split with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; became a satellite of al-Fatah; made terrorist attacks on Israel across the Lebanese border
jabber 1. (v. i.) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.
2. (v. t.) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble; as, to jabber French.
3. (n.) Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
4. (n.) One who jabbers.
5. (n.) rapid and indistinct speech
6. (v.) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
jabbered 1. (imp. v. part.) of Jabber
jabberer 1. (n.) someone whose talk is trivial drivel
jabbering 1. (pres. v. part.) of Jabber
2. (n.) rapid and indistinct speech
jabberingly 1. (adv.) In a jabbering manner.
jabberment 1. (n.) Jabber.
jabbernowl 1. (n.) Same as Jobbernowl.
jabberwocky 1. (n.) nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
jabbing 1. (n.) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
jabiru 1. (n.) One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
2. (n.) large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America
3. (n.) large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle
4. (n.) large mostly white Australian stork
Jabiru mycteria 1. (n.) large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America