n. - A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.
n. - A male gyrfalcon.
a. - Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.
a. - Flimsy; jerry-built.
n. - The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.
n. - A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).
n. - One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.
n. - Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art
n. - A genealogical tree represented in stained glass.
n. - A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called also tree of Jesse.
n. - A deed; an action; a gest.
n. - A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
n. - Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i.
v. i. - The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
v. i. - To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
v. i. - To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
n. - A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
n. - A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.
n. - One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus.
n. - Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.
a. - Alt. of Jesuitical
n. - Jesuitism; subtle argument.