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jay 1

 (jā)
n.
The letter j.

jay 2

 (jā)
n.
1. Any of various birds of several genera in the family Corvidae, usually brightly colored and often having a loud, harsh call. Also called jaybird.
2. An overly talkative person; a chatterbox.

[Middle English jai, from Old French, from Late Latin gāius, gāia, perhaps from Latin Gāius, personal name.]

jay

(dʒeɪ)
n
1. (Animals) any of various passerine birds of the family Corvidae (crows), esp the Eurasian Garrulus glandarius, with a pinkish-brown body, blue-and-black wings, and a black-and-white crest. See also bluejay
2. a foolish or gullible person
[C13: from Old French jai, from Late Latin gāius, perhaps from proper name Gāius]

Jay

(dʒeɪ)
n
(Biography) John 1745–1829, American statesman, jurist, and diplomat; first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789–95). He negotiated the Jay's Treaty

jay

(dʒeɪ)

n.
1. any of various typically noisy, gregarious songbirds of the family Corvidae, mostly of the Northern Hemisphere, often having blue or gray plumage.
2. Slang.
a. a talkative person; chatterer.
b. a fop; dandy.
[1275–35; Middle English jai < Middle French < Late Latin gāius, gāia]

Jay

(dʒeɪ)

n.
John, 1745–1829, first Chief Justice of the U.S. 1789–95.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jay - 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)Jay - 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.jay - crested largely blue bird
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
Garrulinae, subfamily Garrulinae - subfamily of the crow family: jays
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
Translations
сойка
sojka
närhi
mésangeai
šojka
szajkó
skrækskaði
kėkštas
šoja
alakarga
сойка

jay

[dʒeɪ] Narrendajo m

jay

[ˈdʒeɪ] n (= bird) → geai m

jay

nEichelhäher m

jay

:
jaywalk
jaywalking
nUnachtsamkeit f(eines Fußgängers) im Straßenverkehr

jay

[dʒeɪ] nghiandaia
References in classic literature ?
He called out that it was morning--sunrise; and that the jays were making a noise down below in the woods.
He was further annoyed by the jay bird which followed him persistently.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln -- they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad -- with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
As on his first visit, the larks were uttering their rich notes and fluttering up before the horses until the woods and the flower-scattered glades were reached, when the larks gave way to blue jays and woodpeckers.
Now I've never heard a jay use bad grammar but very seldom; and when they do, they are as ashamed as a human; they shut right down and leave.
A Jay venturing into a yard where Peacocks used to walk, found there a number of feathers which had fallen from the Peacocks when they were moulting.
"You dunderheaded little jay," she screamed, "Why don't you do as I tell you?"
I invoke your consideration of the scene--the marble-topped tables, the range of leather-upholstered wall seats, the gay company, the ladies dressed in demi-state toilets, speaking in an exquisite visible chorus of taste, economy, opulence or art; the sedulous and largess-loving garcons , the music wisely catering to all with its raids upon the composers; the melange of talk and laughter--and, if you will, the Wurzburger in the tall glass cones that bend to your lips as a ripe cherry sways on its branch to the beak of a robber jay. I was told by a sculptor from Mauch Chunk that the scene was truly Parisian.
He hasn't any more principle than a blue jay; and as for morals, he's empty.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
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For instance, it is unclear whether jays simply take advantage of chance encounters, or if they actively search out bat roosts, as has been documented with great tits (Estok et al., 2010) and several raptor species (Sparks et al., 2000).