Definition of Jay

1. Noun. United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829).

Exact synonyms: John Jay
Generic synonyms: Chief Justice, Diplomat, Diplomatist



2. Noun. Crested largely blue bird.

Definition of Jay

1. n. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.

Definition of Jay

1. Proper noun. A nickname for James, Jason, or for any male name beginning with a "J" ; also used as a formal given name. ¹

2. Proper noun. A nickname of female names beginning with a "J". ¹

3. Noun. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to several genera within the family Corvidae, including ''Garrulus'', ''Cyanocitta'', allied to the crows, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, usually having a crest, and often noisy. ¹

4. Noun. Other birds of similar appearance and behavior. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) A dull or ignorant person. It survives today in the term jaywalking. ¹

6. Noun. (Latn-def en name J j) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jay

1. a corvine bird [n JAYS]

Medical Definition of Jay

1. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely coloured, and usually have a crest. The European jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a large and handsomely coloured species, having the body pale reddish brown, lighter beneath; tail and wing quills blackish; the primary coverts barred with bright blue and black; throat, tail coverts, and a large spot on the wings, white. Called also jay pie, Jenny jay, and kae. The common blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata), and the related species, are brilliantly coloured, and have a large erectile crest. The California jay (Aphelocoma Californica), the Florida jay (A. Floridana), and the green jay (Xanthoura luxuosa), of Texas and Mexico, are large, handsome, crested species. The Canada jay (Perisoreus Canadensis), and several allied species, are much plainer and have no crest. See Blue jay, and Whisky jack. Jay thrush, any one several species of Asiatic singing birds, of the genera Garrulax, Grammatoptila, and related genera of the family Crateropodidae; as; the white-throated jay thrush (G. Albogularis), of India. Origin: F. Geai, OF. Gai, jaj, perh. Fr. OHG. Gahi. Cf. Gay. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Jay Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Jay Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jay

jawless fish
jawless vertebrate
jawlike
jawline
jawlines
jawn
jawns
jaws
jaws of death
jaws of life
jawsmith
jawsmiths
jawy
jaxies
jaxy
jay (current term)
jaybird
jaybirds
jayet
jaygee
jaygees
jayhawker
jayhawkers
jaylike
jays
jayvee
jayvees
jaywalk
jaywalked
jaywalker

Other Resources Relating to: Jay

Search for Jay on Dictionary.com!Search for Jay on Thesaurus.com!Search for Jay on Google!Search for Jay on Wikipedia!