American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Roman Mythology See Jupiter.
- idiom. by Jove Used as a mild oath to express surprise or emphasis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The highest god of the Romans; Jupiter; the supreme ruler of heaven and earth, manifesting himself especially in atmospheric phenomena: as, Jove's thunderbolts. See Jupiter.
- n. The planet Jupiter.
- n. [lowercase] In alchemy, the metal tin.
- n. Roman mythology Jupiter, god of the sky.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter.
- n. (Astron.), rare The planet Jupiter.
- n. (Alchemy) The metal tin.
- n. (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
- From Iove, ablative of Iovis. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Archaic Latin Iovis or from Latin Iov-, stem of Iuppiter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By Jove -- by _Jove_!" said the Honourable John Ruffin softly.”
“Upon another coin Jove holds a similar looking object.”
“Then indeed his wrath swells; and forced to it by their treachery, while chariot and horses disappear, he calls Jove oft and again to witness, and the altars of the violated treaty, and now at last plunges amid their lines.”
“Lord of Lords; and does the name Jove instead of Jehovah (perhaps the same word too) make the difference?”
“Then when C began to come along I said, 'Cayley, b'Jove' -- bright, aren't I?”
“Well, that's my morning's work done -- no, it isn't -- yes, no, by Jove, there's a code word for No. 237 Filtration Unit to be thought out.”
“The other Achaeans sat where they were all silent and orderly to hear the king, and Agamemnon looked into the vault of heaven and prayed saying, “I call Jove the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, I call also Earth and Sun and the”
“The name Jove may be unpleasant to some ears: it is to mine ” not because it is the name given to their deity by men who had had little outward revelation, but because of the associations which the wanton poets, not the good philosophers, have gathered about it.”
“Jove, that is all right; it is like the wedding of”
“It may well be called Joves tree, when it drops forth such fruit.”
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