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Jew

 (jo͞o)
n.
1. An adherent of Judaism as a religion or culture.
2. A member of the widely dispersed people originally descended from the ancient Hebrews and sharing an ethnic heritage based on Judaism.
3. A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Judah.

[Middle English Jeu, from Old French giu, from Latin Iūdaeus, from Greek Ioudaios, from Aramaic yəhudāy, from Hebrew yəhûdî, inhabitant of Judah, from yəhûdâ, Judah; see Judah2.]

jew

 (jo͞o)
tr.v. jewed, jew·ing, jews Offensive
1. To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Often used with down.
2. To haggle so as to reduce (a price). Often used with down.

[From prejudiced perceptions of Jews as extortionate moneylenders.]

Jew

(dʒuː)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the Semitic people who claim descent from the ancient Hebrew people of Israel, are spread throughout the world, and are linked by cultural or religious ties
2. (Judaism) a person whose religion is Judaism
[C12: from Old French juiu, from Latin jūdaeus, from Greek ioudaios, from Hebrew yehūdī, from yehūdāh Judah]

Jew

(dʒu)
n.
1. a member of a people now living in many countries of the world who trace their descent from the Israelites of the Bible, or from postexilic adherents of Judaism.
2. a person whose religion is Judaism.
3. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
adj.
4. Extremely Offensive. of Jews; Jewish.
v.t.
5. (l.c.) Extremely Offensive. to bargain sharply with; beat down in price (often fol. by down).
[1125–75; Middle English jewe, gyu, ju < Old French jui(e)u < Latin jūdaeus < Greek ioudaîos < Aramaic yehūdāi < Hebrew Yəhūdhī, derivative of Yəhūdhāh Judah]
usage: The adjectival use of Jew, as in the phrase Jew boy, is perceived as highly insulting; the adjective Jewish should be used instead. The verb jew, though not used as a deliberate slur, is also perceived as highly insulting.

Jew


Past participle: Jewed
Gerund: Jewing

Imperative
Jew
Jew
Present
I Jew
you Jew
he/she/it Jews
we Jew
you Jew
they Jew
Preterite
I Jewed
you Jewed
he/she/it Jewed
we Jewed
you Jewed
they Jewed
Present Continuous
I am Jewing
you are Jewing
he/she/it is Jewing
we are Jewing
you are Jewing
they are Jewing
Present Perfect
I have Jewed
you have Jewed
he/she/it has Jewed
we have Jewed
you have Jewed
they have Jewed
Past Continuous
I was Jewing
you were Jewing
he/she/it was Jewing
we were Jewing
you were Jewing
they were Jewing
Past Perfect
I had Jewed
you had Jewed
he/she/it had Jewed
we had Jewed
you had Jewed
they had Jewed
Future
I will Jew
you will Jew
he/she/it will Jew
we will Jew
you will Jew
they will Jew
Future Perfect
I will have Jewed
you will have Jewed
he/she/it will have Jewed
we will have Jewed
you will have Jewed
they will have Jewed
Future Continuous
I will be Jewing
you will be Jewing
he/she/it will be Jewing
we will be Jewing
you will be Jewing
they will be Jewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Jewing
you have been Jewing
he/she/it has been Jewing
we have been Jewing
you have been Jewing
they have been Jewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Jewing
you will have been Jewing
he/she/it will have been Jewing
we will have been Jewing
you will have been Jewing
they will have been Jewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Jewing
you had been Jewing
he/she/it had been Jewing
we had been Jewing
you had been Jewing
they had been Jewing
Conditional
I would Jew
you would Jew
he/she/it would Jew
we would Jew
you would Jew
they would Jew
Past Conditional
I would have Jewed
you would have Jewed
he/she/it would have Jewed
we would have Jewed
you would have Jewed
they would have Jewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jew - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious tiesJew - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Jewry - Jews collectively
Ashkenazi - a Jew of eastern European or German descent
Conservative Jew - Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
Essene - a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
Jewess - a woman who is a Jew
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Levite - a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
Pharisee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions
Reform Jew - liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances
Sadducee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect around the time of Jesus; opposed to the Pharisees
Sephardi, Sephardic Jew - a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
Wandering Jew - a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
Zealot - a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
Zionist - a Jewish supporter of Zionism
Translations
ŽidŽidovka
jøde
juut
juutalainen
Židov
zsidó
ユダヤ人
유태인
žydasžydiškasžydų
ebrejs
žid
JudŽid
jude
ชาวยิว
єврейєврейкажиджидовкаіудей
người Do thái

Jew

[dʒuː]
A. Njudío/a m/f
B. CPD Jew's harp Nbirimbao m

Jew

[ˈdʒuː] nJuif(Juive), juif(juive)

Jew

n
Jude m, → Jüdin f
(neg! inf)Geizkragen m, → Geizhals m (inf)

Jew

[dʒuː] nebreo/a

Jew

(dʒuː) noun
a member of the Jewish people, whose religion is Judaism.
Jewish (-iʃ) adjective
Jewish food; the Jewish New Year.

Jew

يَهُودِيٌّ Žid jøde Jude Εβραίος judío juutalainen Juif Židov ebreo ユダヤ人 유태인 jood jøde Żyd judeu иудаист jude ชาวยิว Yahudi người Do thái 犹太人
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So to the Jews old Canaan stood, While Jordan rolled between.
One would think you had taken lessons of the Jews, coming at a fellow so
Those are kind and gentle old Jews, but they ain't any fonder of kissing the emotional highlights of Brooklyn than you be.
This I learned from her benefactress; from the pious and charitable lady who adopted her in her orphan state, reared her as her own daughter, and whose kindness, whose generosity the unhappy girl repaid by an ingratitude so bad, so dreadful, that at last her excellent patroness was obliged to separate her from her own young ones, fearful lest her vicious example should contaminate their purity: she has sent her here to be healed, even as the Jews of old sent their diseased to the troubled pool of Bethesda; and, teachers, superintendent, I beg of you not to allow the waters to stagnate round her.
Micawber, 'Bills - a convenience to the mercantile world, for which, I believe, we are originally indebted to the Jews, who appear to me to have had a devilish deal too much to do with them ever since - because they are negotiable.
Our ancestors were not more distinct from us, surely, than Jews are from Christians; they had ``eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions;'' were ``fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer,'' as ourselves.
The provinces are inhabited by Moors, Pagans, Jews, and Christians: the last is the reigning and established religion.
In the one community of Brownsville, for example, settled several years ago by an overflow of Russian Jews from the East Side of New York, there are now as many telephones as in the kingdom of Greece.
And yet, on the faith of an honest man, I never spoke ill of any enchanter, and I am not so well off that I am to be envied; to be sure, I am rather sly, and I have a certain spice of the rogue in me; but all is covered by the great cloak of my simplicity, always natural and never acted; and if I had no other merit save that I believe, as I always do, firmly and truly in God, and all the holy Roman Catholic Church holds and believes, and that I am a mortal enemy of the Jews, the historians ought to have mercy on me and treat me well in their writings.
So the poor fond pair laid by their wages, and loved each other silently, waiting, hoping for mademoiselle's own marriage, as the Jews are waiting for the Messiah.
Fogg returned on board to resume his former habits; while Passepartout, according to custom, sauntered about among the mixed population of Somanlis, Banyans, Parsees, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans who comprise the twenty-five thousand inhabitants of Aden.