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Julian calendar the calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C., in which the year had 365 days and twelve months. (See Gregorian calendar.)
julienne of food, cut into long thin strips. [3 definitions]
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, a girl whose love for Romeo, a youth from an enemy family, ends in both their deaths.
Julius Caesar a Roman general and statesman, and dictator of Rome from 49 to 44 B.C. (b.100 B.C.?--d.44 B.C.).
July the seventh month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
jumble to put or throw together in a confused heap. [6 definitions]
jumbled in a state of confusion or disorder; muddled; mixed-up.
jumbo (informal) something that is very large. [2 definitions]
jumbo jet a large airplane capable of carrying a great number of passengers, used especially on flights that cross continents or oceans.
jump to leap into the air. [20 definitions]
jump at to take or accept quickly and eagerly.
jump bail to escape from the jurisdiction of the law while free on bail.
jump ball in basketball, a method of putting the ball in play in which the referee tosses the ball straight up between two opposing players, who leap and try to tap the ball to a teammate.
jumper1 one that jumps. [3 definitions]
jumper2 a sleeveless dress worn over a shirt or blouse. [4 definitions]
jumper cables a pair of thick electrical cables with clamps on all four ends, used to charge a dead automobile battery from a live one; booster cables.
jumping bean the seed of certain Mexican plants of the spurge family, which contains the larva of a small moth whose movements cause the seed to roll and jump.
jumping jack a continuous exercise in which one moves the legs apart and the arms above the head with one jump, then brings the legs together and the arms to the sides with the next. [2 definitions]
jumping mouse any of various small rodents with large hind legs and a long tail.
jumping-off place an isolated or remote area, considered as the edge of civilization. [2 definitions]
jump on the bandwagon to join a party, cause, or movement because it is popular and seems assured of success, especially during an election.