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 for jade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jade \Jade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Jading.]
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     1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.]
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              I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any
        kind; to tire, make dull, or wear out by severe or tedious
        tasks; to harass.
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              The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power,
              . . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
                                                    --Locke.
  
     Syn: To fatigue; tire; weary; harass.
  
     Usage: To Jade, Fatigue, Tire, Weary. Fatigue is the
            generic term; tire denotes fatigue which wastes the
            strength; weary implies that a person is worn out by
            exertion; jade refers to the weariness created by a
            long and steady repetition of the same act or effort.
            A little exertion will tire a child or a weak person;
            a severe or protracted task wearies equally the body
            and the mind; the most powerful horse becomes jaded on
            a long journey by a continual straining of the same
            muscles. Wearied with labor of body or mind; tired of
            work, tired out by importunities; jaded by incessant
            attention to business.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jade \Jade\ (j[=a]d), n. [F., fr. Sp. jade, fr. piedra de ijada
     stone of the side, fr. ijada flank, side, pain in the side,
     the stone being so named because it was supposed to cure this
     pain. Sp. ijada is derived fr. L. ilia flanks. Cf. Iliac.]
     1. (Min.) A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but
        sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of
        fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for
        implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early
        peoples.
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     Note: The general term jade includes nephrite, a compact
           variety of tremolite with a specific gravity of 3, and
           also the mineral jadeite, a silicate of alumina and
           soda, with a specific gravity of 3.3. The latter is the
           more highly prized and includes the feitsui of the
           Chinese. The name has also been given to other tough
           green minerals capable of similar use.
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     2. A color resembling that of jade[1]; it varies from
        yellowish-green to bluish-green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jade \Jade\, n. [OE. jade; cf. Prov. E. yaud, Scot. yade, yad,
     yaud, Icel. jalda a mare.]
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     1. A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag. --Chaucer.
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              Tired as a jade in overloaden cart.   --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     2. A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also,
        sometimes, a worthless man. --Shak.
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              She shines the first of battered jades. --Swift.
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     3. A young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight
        contempt.
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              A souple jade she was, and strang.    --Burns.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jade \Jade\, v. i.
     To become weary; to lose spirit.
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           They . . . fail, and jade, and tire in the prosecution.
                                                    --South.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jade
      adj 1: of something having the color of jade; especially varying
             from bluish green to yellowish green [syn: jade, jade-
             green]
      n 1: a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is
           usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or
           nephrite [syn: jade, jadestone]
      2: a woman adulterer [syn: adulteress, fornicatress,
         hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet,
         trollop]
      3: a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish
         green [syn: jade green, jade]
      4: an old or over-worked horse [syn: hack, jade, nag,
         plug]
      v 1: lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
           "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my
           food" [syn: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade]
      2: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or
         stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire,
         wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out,
         outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue] [ant:
         freshen, refresh, refreshen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  271 Moby Thesaurus words for "jade":
     Egyptian green, Guinea green, Irish green, Janus green, Jezebel,
     Kelly green, Kendal green, Kildare green, Lincoln green,
     Mitis green, Montpellier green, Nile green, Paris green,
     Quaker green, Saxony green, Schweinfurt green, Spanish green,
     Vienna green, Wedgwood green, absinthe, adamant, agate,
     alexandrite, allay, amethyst, apple green, aqua green, aquamarine,
     avocado green, bad woman, baggage, balker, balky horse,
     be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, beldam, beryl,
     beryl green, bice, bitch, bloodstone, blow, bottle green,
     break down, brilliant, broad, burn out, carbuncle, carnelian,
     celadon, chalcedony, chartreuse, chartreuse green, chartreuse tint,
     chippy, chrome oxide green, chrysoberyl, chrysolite,
     chrysoprase green, citrine, citron green, civette green,
     clitoromaniac, cloy, cobalt green, cocotte, collapse, coral,
     corbeau, crack up, cram, crock, crone, crowbait, cucumber green,
     cypress green, debilitate, demantoid, depress, diamond, do in,
     do up, dog, drab, drag on, drain, droop, drop, duck green,
     easy lay, easy woman, emasculate, emerald, emeraude, enervate,
     engorge, exhaust, fag, fag out, faint, fatigue, fill, fill up, fir,
     flag, floozie, floozy, frail sister, frazzle, garnet, garron, gasp,
     get tired, girasol, give out, glauconite, glaucous, glaucous green,
     glut, go on forever, goat, gorge, grass green, green ocher,
     grisette, grow weary, hack, hag, harass, harlequin opal, harridan,
     heliotrope, holly green, hussy, hyacinth, hysteromaniac, irk,
     jadestone, jargoon, jasper, jezebel, jughead, knock out, knock up,
     lapis lazuli, leaf green, loose woman, malachite green, malapert,
     meadow brook, methyl green, mignonette, milori green, minx,
     moonstone, morganite, moss green, myrtle, nag, nymphet, nympho,
     nymphomaniac, olive, onyx, opal, oppress, overdose, overfatigue,
     overfeed, overfill, overgorge, oversaturate, overstrain, overstuff,
     overtire, overweary, pall, pant, parrot green, patina green,
     pea green, peridot, peter out, pickup, plasma, play out, plug,
     poop, poop out, prostrate, puff, puff and blow, quean, reseda,
     roarer, rogue, rose quartz, rosinante, ruby, run down, run out,
     sap green, sapphire, sard, sardonyx, sate, satiate, satisfy,
     saturate, saucebox, scalawag, screw, sea-water green,
     serpentine green, shamrock, shrew, sink, slake, slattern, slut,
     snip, spinel, spinel ruby, stall, stiff, stodge, strumpet, stuff,
     succumb, supersaturate, surfeit, tart, termagant, terre-verte,
     tire, tire out, tire to death, topaz, tramp, trollop, trull,
     tucker, turquoise, unman, unnerve, use up, uteromaniac, verd gay,
     verdant green, verdet, verdigris, virago, viridian, viridine green,
     vixen, wanton, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, weary,
     weigh, wench, wheeze, whistler, whore, wilt, wind, witch
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  JADE
         Jasmine Application Development Environment (Jasmine, DB, CA)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Jade
  
     1. U Washington, late 80's.  A strongly-typed language,
     object-oriented but without classes.  For type research.  The
     compiler output is Smalltalk.  [Submitter claimed that Jade
     has exactly one user!]
  
     2. Implicit coarse-grained concurrency.  The constructs
     'with', 'withonly' and 'without' create tasks with specified
     side effects to shared data objects.  Implemented as a C
     preprocessor.  "Coarse-Grain Parallel Programming in Jade",
     M.S. Lam et al, SIGPLAN Notices 26(7):94-105 (Jul 1991).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  James' DSSSL Engine
  JADE
  
      (JADE) A DSSSL tool by James J. Clark.  Jade
     is an implementation of the DSSSL style language for Unix
     and Microsoft Windows.  It can turn the SGML source of the
     DSSSL standard into an RTF file of about 200 pages using a
     fairly complex DSSSL specification.
  
     http://jclark.com/)">(http://jclark.com/).
  
     (1996-10-13)
  

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