Jailer to Jar
(Jail"er) n. [OE. jailer, gailer, OF. geolier, F. geôlier. See Jail.] The keeper of a jail or prison.
[Written also jailor, gaoler.]
(Jain Jai"na), n. [Skr. Jaina, fr. Jina, a proper name, fr. jina victorious.] One of a numerous
sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.
(Jain"ism) n. The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation
of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin
and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things
in common with each.
(||Jai*rou") n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.
(Jak) n. (Bot.) see 1st Jack.
(Jakes) n. [Prob. fr. F. Jacques, the proper name. See 2d Jack.] A privy. Shak.
(Ja"kie) n. (Zoöl.) A South American striped frog remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the
adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.
(Jak"o) n. (Zoöl.) An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird;
called also gray parrot.
(Jak"wood`) n. See Jackwood.
False jalap, the root of Mirabilis Jalapa, four-o'clock, or marvel of Peru.
(Jal"ap) n. [F., fr. Sp. jalapa; so called from Jalapa, a town in Mexico, whence it was first
obtained.] (Med.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipoma purga a climber much like the morning-glory.
The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other
species of Ipoma yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
(Ja*lap"ic) a. Of or pertaining to jalap.
(Jal"a*pin) n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a
(||Ja`lons"), n. pl. [F. Of unknown origin.] (Mil.) Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as
landmarks and signals. Farrow.
(||Ja`lou`sie"), n. [F. See Jealousy.] A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.
(Ja`lou`sied") a. Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.
(Jam) n. [Per. or Hind. jamah garment, robe.] A kind of frock for children.
(Jam), n. (Mining) See Jamb.
(Jam), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jamming.] [Either fr. jamb, as if squeezed
between jambs, or more likely from the same source as champ See Champ.]
1. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
The . . . jammed in between two rocks.De Foe.
2. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door. [Colloq.]