from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To become firm or gelatinous; congeal. See Synonyms at coagulate.
- intransitive v. To take shape or fall into place; crystallize: A plan of action finally jelled in my mind.
- transitive v. To cause to become firm or gelatinous.
- transitive v. To cause to take shape; make clear and definite; crystallize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a jelly or gel
- v. To gel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To jelly.
- intransitive v. To take on a more concrete or substantial form; -- of ideas, plans, programs, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assume the consistence of jelly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become gelatinous
He was preaching rainbow for decades before Obama made the idea jell politically.
The film helped the already-close family "jell," says Mr. Tan, who recounts in the film how his mother with "movie star" looks nursed him back to health about 20 years ago when he fell ill in his final year of law school.
It never fails to "jell," which point is the cause of so much anxiety to amateur jelly-makers.
There will be no tears shed over jelly that will not "jell" if all young housewives will learn the simple test for pectin; to find out whether a juice contains pectin or not is
"You may 'jell' all you like on that score," Jack consented.
But there were always emergencies, and the Alcott girls had to know what to put on a black-and-blue spot, and why the jelly failed to "jell," and how to hang a skirt, and bake a cake, and iron a table-cloth.
"Mebbe she's makin 'jell'," suggested Hannah Sophia.
This isn't a "jell" year for us because we know we have a five-year, or six-year deal.
"I think if you look at the way the Washington Redskin (s) played in some of the games toward the end of the season, they started to kind of jell together, have that chemistry, they started to play together and they played in a lot of close games.
But Tohoku Electric didn't formally apply to build a reactor until a decade later, by which time local opposition began to jell despite ¥3.1 billion in "cooperation funds" given to Maki by the utility.