Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A believer or follower of Jainism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to Jainism
  • n. a follower of Jainism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to Jainism.
  • proper n. One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a non-Brahminical sect in India, the doctrinal system of which corresponds in many essential points with Buddhism.
  • Of or pertaining to the Jains or to their creed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of Jainism

Etymologies

Hindi jaina, from Sanskrit jaina-, relating to the saints, from jinaḥ, saint, victor, from jayati, he conquers.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Jain is already India's largest producer of mango pulp (some say that he is already the world's largest).

    Lucky Harvest

  • Now Jain is thinking of upping the ante by using the same tactic for another agricultural produce: Mango.

    Lucky Harvest

  • A couple of days later he called Jain and said, "I have a name for our company -- Praja."

    Inclusive Visionary

  • From Street Tech: "This guy, Ravi Jain, is shooting a weekly video blog from the driver's seat of his car during his daily commutes between Jamaica Plains and Allston, MA (or five hours of" studio time, "as he puts it).

    - Boing Boing

  • Recalls Jain, "Each time we went to a restaurant together and the waiter brought wine to the table, C.K. would reject 3-4 of them till he found the perfect one."

    Inclusive Visionary

  • Indeed, what to the Jain is the great truth is only a grotesque exaggeration of what other sects recognized in a reasonable form.

    The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow

  • Before she was born, I flirted with the idea of naming her "Jain", so that she could go through life correcting people, saying "It's spelled J-A-I-N ... you know, like the religion".

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The "Jain" pav bhaji also has a very mumbai chhap to it.

    Food with a Mumbai 'chaap'

  • (_Chorus_) 'Ave you never' eard tell o 'Jain' Ardin '?

    Indian Tales

  • The future prospects of India-based developers such as Jain will be a key for Waterloo's

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