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JAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Jay mean? 

JAY (noun)
  The noun JAY has 2 senses:

1. 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)
2. crested largely blue bird

  Familiarity information: JAY used as a noun is rare.


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JAY (noun)


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Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Jay; John Jay

Instance hypernyms:

chief justice (the judge who presides over a supreme court)

diplomat; diplomatist (an official engaged in international negotiations)


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Meaning:

Crested largely blue bird

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("jay" is a kind of...):

corvine bird (birds of the crow family)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jay"):

Old World jay (a European jay)

New World jay (a North American jay)

camp robber; Canada jay; gray jay; grey jay; Perisoreus canadensis; whisker jack (a jay of northern North America with black-capped head and no crest; noted for boldness in thievery)

Holonyms ("jay" is a member of...):

Garrulinae; subfamily Garrulinae (subfamily of the crow family: jays)


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