more highly prized and includes the feitsui of the Chinese. The name has also been given to other tough green minerals capable of similar use.

(Jade), n. [OE. jade; cf. Prov. E. yaud, Scot. yade, yad, yaud, Icel. jalda a mare.]

1. A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag. Chaucer.

Tired as a jade in overloaden cart.
Sir P. Sidney.

2. A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man. Shak.

She shines the first of battered jades.

3. A young woman; — generally so called in irony or slight contempt.

A souple jade she was, and strang.

(Jade), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Jading.]

1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] Shak.

2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.]

I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.

3. To exhaust by overdriving or long- continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.

The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, . . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.

Syn. — To fatigue; tire; weary; harass. — To Jade, Fatigue, Tire, Weary. Fatigue is the generic term; tire denotes fatigue which wastes the strength; weary implies that a person is worn out by exertion; jade refers to the weariness created by a long and steady repetition of the same act or effort. A little exertion will tire a child or a weak person; a severe or protracted task wearies equally the body and the mind; the most powerful horse becomes jaded on a long journey by a continual straining of the same muscles. Wearied with labor of body or mind; tired of work, tired out by importunities; jaded by incessant attention to business.

(Jade), v. i. To become weary; to lose spirit.

They . . . fail, and jade, and tire in the prosecution.

(Jade"ite) n. (Min.) See Jade, the stone.

(Jad"er*y) n. The tricks of a jade.

(Jad"ish), a.

1. Vicious; ill-tempered; resembling a jade; — applied to a horse.

2. Unchaste; — applied to a woman. L'Estrange.

(||Jae"ger) n. See Jager.

(Jag) n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. gag aperture, cleft, chink; akin to Ir. & Gael. gag.] [Written also jagg.]

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