noun (jams, -)
- A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to set, often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
- blockage, Blockage, congestion; as a traffic jam, paper jam.
- (context, popular, _, music) An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
- (basketball) A forceful dunk.
- A difficult situation.
verb (jam, m, ing)
- I"m in a bit of a right now. Can you help me out?
Jones was jammed by the pitch.
- (baseball) To throw a pitch at or near the batter's hands.
My foot is jammed in the gap between the rocks
- (music) To play music (especially improvisation as a group.)
- to get a body part stuck
The rush-hour train was jammed with commuters.
- to squeeze into a small space
A single accident can jam the roads for hours
- often with "up", to cause congestion or blockage
- Any of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham
- A plantstand or flowerpot, especially one made of decorated pottery or porcelain.
- Vegetables served as a garnish over meat.
noun (jell, ies, -)
- A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set
- a sweet gelatinous substance derived from fruit juices and pectin
1945, w:Fannie Merritt Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer and w:Wilma Lord Perkins revisor, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, Eighth edition - Perfect is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.
1975, w:Irma S. Rombauer, Irma S. Rombauer and w:Marion Rombauer Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker, The Joy of Cooking 5th revision - Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.
- Jam that has been sieved to remove pieces of fruit before being allowed to set.
- (zoology) Short for jellyfish.
- (US slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
Check out that girl shaking her jelly!
- (colloquial) Short for gelignite.
- A variant spelling of jelly bean.
When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good !
- A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
- A sudden, uncontrolled movement, for instance, of the body.
- (physics) the change in acceleration with respect to time.
- (US, slang, pejorative) A person who is unwelcome due to unlikable qualities and behavior, often mean, foolish or disagreeable.
- A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade; a dish made with such a marinade.
- To make a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
- To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
- To marinade in jerk seasoning.
noun (countable) and (uncountable)
- Meat cured or preserved by cutting into thin strips and drying in the sun.
- Characterized by physical jerking.
- (given name, male, ), a common nickname of James.
noun (wikipedia, Jubilee (Christian))
- (in the Old Testament) a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years
- (in Roman Catholicism) a holy year when people are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Rome
- a garnish of vegetables cut into long, thin strips
verb (jumbl, es)
- A mixture of unrelated things.
- Items for a rummage sale.
- To mix or confuse.
- feast, banquet
- dessert of flavored milk and rennet; also, the brand name of a specific line of deserts of that type.
- a trip or errand made by a public official at public expense with dubious public benefit
- gaming 20-40 table gaming rooms for which the capacity and limits change daily. Junket rooms are often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.