JADE, n. 1. A mean or poor horse; a tired horse; a worthless nag. Tired as a jade in overloaden cart.2. A mean woman; a word of contempt, noting sometimes age, but generally vice. She shines the first of battered jades.3. A young woman; in irony or slight contempt.
JADE, n. A mineral called also nephrite or nephritic stone,remarkable for its hardness and tenacity, of a color more or less green, and of a resinous or oily aspect when polished. It is fusible into a glass or enamel. Cleveland divides jade into three subspecies, nephrite, saussurite, and axestone. It is found in detached masses or inhering in rocks.
JADE, v.t. To tire; to fatigue; to weary with hard service; as, to jade a horse.1. To weary with attention or study; to tire. The mind once jaded by an attempt above its power, is very hardly brought to exert its force again.2. To harass; to crush.3. To tire or wear out in mean offices; as a jaded groom.4. To ride; to rule with tyranny. I do not now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
JADE, v.i. To become weary; to lose spirit; to sink. They are promising in the beginning,but they fail and jade and tire in the prosecution.