5 letter word starting with ja

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
jabot noun Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt., An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.
jacob noun A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); — also called Israel.
jaded imp. & past participle of Jade
jager noun A sharpshooter. See Yager., Any species of gull of the genus Stercorarius. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also boatswain, and marline-spike bird. The name is also applied to the skua, or Arctic gull (Megalestris skua).
jaggy adjective Having jags; set with teeth; notched; uneven; as, jaggy teeth.
jaina noun One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.
jakes noun A privy.
jakie noun A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.
jalap noun 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.
jantu noun A machine of great antiquity, used in Bengal for raising water to irrigate land.
janty adjective See Jaunty.
janus noun A Latin deity represented with two faces looking in opposite directions. Numa is said to have dedicated to Janus the covered passage at Rome, near the Forum, which is usually called the Temple of Janus. This passage was open in war and closed in peace.
japan noun Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning., Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware., To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer., To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
japer noun A jester; a buffoon.
jards noun A callous tumor on the leg of a horse, below the hock.
jarvy noun The driver of a hackney coach., A hackney coach.
jasey noun A wig; — so called, perhaps, from being made of, or resembling, Jersey yarn.
jaunt verb i. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion., To ride on a jaunting car., To jolt; to jounce., A wearisome journey., A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
javel noun A vagabond.
jawed imp. & past participle of Jaw, Having jaws; — chiefly in composition; as, lantern-jawed.
jayet noun See Jet.
jazel noun A gem of an azure color.