from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A jealous attitude or disposition.
- n. Close vigilance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.
- n. A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
- n. Envy towards another's possessions
- n. A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being jealous; zealous watchfulness; earnest solicitude for that which concerns one's self or others; suspicious care; suspicion.
- n. Specifically—2. Distress or resentment caused by suspected or actual loss, through the rivalry of another, of the love, good will, or success one desires to retain or secure; fear or suspicion of successful rivalry, especially in love.
- n. The plant Sedum rupestre.
- n. Synonyms See envy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
- n. zealous vigilance
Old French jalousie, see jealous, -y. (Wiktionary)