from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.
  • noun A bodily secretion.
  • noun The liquid contained in something that is chiefly solid.
  • noun A substance or quality that imparts identity and vitality; essence.
  • noun Slang Vigorous life; vitality.
  • noun Slang Political power or influence; clout.
  • noun Electric current.
  • noun Fuel for an engine.
  • noun Slang Funds; money.
  • noun Alcoholic drink, especially liquor.
  • noun A substance, such as a steroid, taken to enhance performance in an athletic event.
  • noun Slang Racy or scandalous gossip.
  • intransitive verb To extract the juice from.
  • intransitive verb To drink alcoholic beverages excessively.
  • intransitive verb To take a steroid or other substance to enhance athletic performance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To moisten or provide with juice.
  • noun The watery part of vegetables, especially of fruits; the expressible or extractive fluid of a plant or fruit.
  • noun The fluid part of an animal body or substance; in the plural (its most common use in this sense), all the fluid constituents of the body.
  • noun See the adjectives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The characteristic fluid of any vegetable or animal substance; the sap or part which can be expressed from fruit, etc.; the fluid part which separates from meat in cooking.
  • transitive verb obsolete To moisten; to wet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable A liquid from a plant, especially fruit.
  • noun countable A beverage made of juice.
  • noun uncountable Any liquid resembling juice.
  • noun Scotland A soft drink.
  • noun uncountable, slang Electricity.
  • noun uncountable, slang Liquor.
  • noun uncountable, slang Political power.
  • noun uncountable, slang Petrol; gasoline.
  • noun uncountable, slang Steroids.
  • noun uncountable, slang Semen.
  • noun uncountable, slang The vaginal lubrication that a woman naturally produces when sexually aroused.
  • noun uncountable, slang Musical agreement between instrumentalists.
  • verb transitive To remove the juice from something.
  • verb transitive To energize or stimulate something.

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

  • noun any of several liquids of the body
  • noun electric current
  • noun energetic vitality
  • noun the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking


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

[Middle English jus, from Old French, from Latin Iūs.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English jus, juis, from Old French jus, jous, from Latin jūs ("broth, soup, sauce"). Displaced native Middle English wos, woos ("juice"), from Old English wōs ("juice").


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