jean

Definitions

  • Jean Victor Duruy
    Jean Victor Duruy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jean a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
    • n jean (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Portrait of Jean Dominique Cassini Portrait of Jean Dominique Cassini
Armillary Sphere of Jean Fortin, 1780 Armillary Sphere of Jean Fortin, 1780

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton
    • jean A twilled cotton cloth.
    • jean Pants made of different fabrics, resembling blue jeans.
    • jean Same as blue jeans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Captain Jean-Luc Picard's (Star Trek) fish was named Livingston.
    • n jean Same as jane, 1.
    • n jean A twilled cotton cloth, used both for underwear and for outer clothing: commonly, of garments, in the plural. Also written jane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Levi's 501 jeans got its number from its original stock number in the first Levi's store.
    • n Jean jān a twilled cotton cloth
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Quotations

  • Isadora Duncan
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    “The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. named from Genoa,. See Jane
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Jane.

Usage

In literature:

Why, you are to fall madly in love with Jean Roland.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
He was nearly as tiresome as the dogs, Tocsin and Curfew, and the kitchen cat, Jean.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Jean had plenty of work on her hands, but she never grumbled.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Curious it was that that inquiry was being held in the same hotel where Ralph Ansell and Jean Libert had taken their tea.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
It was the tea-basket Jean Avenel had promised her.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Boieldieu's opera "Jean de Paris" presented in New York City, with Malibran.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
And he smiled pleasantly to Lady Jean, to whom he was now introduced, and whose hand he kissed.
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
It's to my great aunt, Jean Craigmile, who gave me the money to set up here the first year.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Jean kept on towards the Rue Royale; his friends broke off, scattering towards the Rue de Rivoli.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
Jean-Marie, after a long silence, professed that he hardly knew.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Sic was Will, whan poor Jean fainting
Drapt into a lover's arms;
Waken'd to his saft lamenting;
Sigh'd, and blush'd a thousand charms:
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
"I would have been," Jean Jaques replied,
"The humblest servant at his side,
Obscure, unknown, content to see
How beautiful man's life may be!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Eight pounds mair,' cried Willie, fondly,
'Eight pounds mair will do nae harm!
And, O Jean! gin friends ware kindly,
Eight pounds soon might stock a farm.
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Then one old woman looked and wept
"The 'Alice Jean'? But no!
The ship that took my Dick from me
Sixty years ago
Drifted back from the utmost west
With the ocean's flow?
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
Fair was the pictured scene, sweet Ballochmyle,
He drew within thy dewy glades at e'en,
And fair the beauteous portrait drawn the while,
He sung in glowing strains his "Bonny Jean."
"Centenary Poem" by Janet Hamilton
Syne Willie grew donnert wi' sorrow an' drink;
In poortith an' pain to the grave he did sink;
An' Jean, the ae dochter, had gane a grey-gate,
An naebody cared to speer after her fate.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Mobile Symphony Orchestra brings back violinist Chee-Yun and "Beethoven & Blue Jeans ".
Glenn Beck's Blue Jeans : Made in Kentucky.
Olson's Sewer and Excavating Service was the social hour sponsor for the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau's Black Tie/ Blue Jeans fund-raising event held Friday at Vannelli's by the Lake.
Blue jeans turned into dream journals.
Blue Jeans is letting customers license concurrent video conferencing solutions without having to buy and manage expensive hardware-based MCUs.
Blue Jeans Network Offers Cloud-Based Video Conferencing.
Bikes and Blue Jeans with an Italian Luxury Twist.
Blue Jeans Networks Makes Skype & Microsoft Lync Interoperate.
Sandblasting Jeans for 'Distressed' Look Proved Harmful for Textile Workers.
YSB's 'Black Tie/ Blue Jeans ' night is Sept 30th.
But I still remember the murmurs of surprise when he strode into the House chambers for his inauguration wearing blue jeans .
Sorry, Hamas, I'm Wearing Blue Jeans .
Sirius TL-3000: High society—In blue jeans .
Blue jean baby Elizabeth Bae was raised by parents who both worked in the denim industry, so it's of little surprise that she grew up to become the chief designer of Denim of Virtue, a luxury jeans brand.
EUGENE, Ore- Jeans are a staple for wardrobes in every home around the world.
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In science:

Rayleigh-Jean’s law is just the long wavelength limit of Planck’s law.
Comment on "Hidden assumptions in decoherence theory"
Jean Bellissard, Riccardo Benedetti, and Jean-Marc Gambaudo.
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
We have also found a similar eigenvalue equation by analyzing the stability of barotropic stars with respect to the Euler-Jeans equations [31,8,9].
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
It makes no reference to any aspect of the GC system, and it can thus be used as one of two components contributing to Mtot (r) in the Jeans equation (the other being the luminous component of §4.2) as a constraint on the velocity anisotropy of the GC system.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Given a fixed, observed velocity dispersion for a tracer population in a fixed gravitational potential, a steeper density profile always implies a more radial anisotropy through the Jeans equation.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
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