jean


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jean

 (jēn)
n.
1. A strong, twilled cotton, traditionally used in making uniforms and work clothes.
2. jeans Pants made of jean, denim, or another durable fabric.

[Short for obsolete jene fustian, Genoan fustian, from Middle English jene, gene, from Old French Genes, Genoa.]

Jean

(French ʒɑ̃)
n
1. (Biography) born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
2. (Biography) Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005

Jean

(French ʒɑ̃)
n
1. (Biography) born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
2. (Biography) Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005

jean

(dʒin)

n.
1. Sometimes, jeans. a sturdy twilled fabric, usu. of cotton.
2. jeans, (used with a pl. v.)
b. trousers of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans.
[1485–95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s)fustian Genoa fustian]
jeaned, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wearjean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
levis, Levi's - a popular brand of jeans
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.jean - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabricjean - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Sir Charles rang the bell, and an elderly woman answered it; but before they could address her, Trefusis appeared, clad in a painter's jacket of white jean.
We pored together over such works as the Ververt et Chartreuse of Gresset; the Belphegor of Machiavelli; the Heaven and Hell of Swedenborg; the Subterranean Voyage of Nicholas Klimm by Holberg; the Chiromancy of Robert Flud, of Jean D'Indagine, and of De la Chambre; the Journey into the Blue Distance of Tieck; and the City of the Sun by Campanella.
I was then reading a charming book by Jean Mace, The Slaves of the Stomach, and I was learning some valuable lessons from it, when Conseil interrupted me.
I am comfortably off, monsieur, that's all; I have scraped together some such thing as an income of two or three thousand crown in the haberdashery business, but more particularly in venturing some funds in the last voyage of the celebrated navigator Jean Moquet; so that you understand, monsieur--But" cried the citizen.
The officiating priest was just finishing mass whilst D'Artagnan was looking at Bazin; he pronounced the words of the holy Sacrament and retired, giving the benediction, which was received by the kneeling communicants, to the astonishment of D'Artagnan, who recognized in the priest the coadjutor* himself, the famous Jean Francois Gondy, who at that time, having a presentiment of the part he was to play, was beginning to court popularity by almsgiving.
French and German works predominated, the old French dramatists, sundry modern authors, Thiers, Villemain, Paul de Kock, George Sand, Eugene Sue; in German--Goethe, Schiller, Zschokke, Jean Paul Richter; in English there were works on Political Economy.
A poor Canadian, however, named Jean Baptiste Prevost, whom famine had rendered wild and desperate, ran frantically about the bank, after Jones had returned, crying out to Mr.
I used to do as Jean Jacques did--lie down in my boat and let it glide where it would, while I looked up at the departing glow leaving one mountain-top after the other, as if the prophet's chariot of fire were passing over them on its way to the home of light.
It was by not following this simple plan that poor Jean Jacques Rousseau came to such grief.
It is the name of Jean Priaulx, and the address is the Hotel Jules Priaulx, Paris.
It was built by Jean Sans-Peur, Duke of Burgundy, to set his conscience at rest--he had assassinated the Duke of Orleans.
Well," began Jean Frollo once more," we must play the devil with them.