n. - A large and powerful feline animal (Felis onca), ranging from Texas and Mexico to Patagonia. It is usually brownish yellow, with large, dark, somewhat angular rings, each generally inclosing one or two dark spots. It is chiefly arboreal in its habits. Called also the American tiger.
n. - A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
v. t. - To imprison.
n. - The keeper of a jail or prison.
n. - A privy.
n. - The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
n. - A kind of frock for children.
n. - See Jamb.
v. t. - To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
v. t. - To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
v. t. - To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
n. - A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
n. - An injury caused by jamming.
n. - A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
n. - The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
n. - Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
v. t. - See Jam, v. t.
v. i. - To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
v. i. - To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
v. i. - To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
v. t. - To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
n. - Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
n. - Discordant sound; wrangling.
n. - See Janizary.
n. - A door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc.