Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue: fruit juice; meat braised in its own juices.
  • n. A bodily secretion: digestive juices.
  • n. The liquid contained in something that is chiefly solid.
  • n. A substance or quality that imparts identity and vitality; essence.
  • n. Slang Vigorous life; vitality.
  • n. Slang Political power or influence; clout.
  • n. Slang Electric current.
  • n. Slang Fuel for an engine.
  • n. Slang Funds; money.
  • n. Slang Alcoholic drink; liquor.
  • n. Slang Racy or scandalous gossip.
  • transitive v. To extract the juice from.
  • intransitive v. Slang To drink alcoholic beverages excessively.
  • juice up Slang To give energy, spirit, or interest to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A liquid from a plant, especially fruit.
  • n. A beverage made of juice.
  • n. Any liquid resembling juice.
  • n. A soft drink.
  • n. Electricity.
  • n. Liquor.
  • n. Political power.
  • n. Petrol; gasoline.
  • n. Steroids.
  • n. Semen.
  • n. The vaginal lubrication that a woman naturally produces when sexually aroused.
  • n. Musical agreement between instrumentalists.
  • v. To remove the juice from something.
  • v. To energize or stimulate something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The characteristic fluid of any vegetable or animal substance; the sap or part which can be expressed from fruit, etc.; the fluid part which separates from meat in cooking.
  • transitive v. To moisten; to wet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The watery part of vegetables, especially of fruits; the expressible or extractive fluid of a plant or fruit.
  • n. The fluid part of an animal body or substance; in the plural (its most common use in this sense), all the fluid constituents of the body.
  • n. See the adjectives.
  • To moisten or provide with juice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several liquids of the body
  • n. electric current
  • n. energetic vitality
  • n. the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking

Etymologies

Middle English jus, from Old French, from Latin iūs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English jus, juis, from Old French jus, jous, from Latin jūs ("broth, soup, sauce"). Displaced native Middle English wos, woos ("juice"), from Old English wōs ("juice"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here's what I made for dinner: Chicken Breast x 1, marinated in my own special marinade: the juice of one lime, 1 tsp of lime rind, 2 tbsps ginger juice*, dash of olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic (minced) and tsp of brown sugar.

    withkerth Diary Entry

  • The intestine also is provided with glands that pour out a juice known as the _intestinal juice_, which, although not very active in digestion, helps to melt down still further some of the sugars, and helps to prevent putrefaction, or decay, of the food from the bacteria [6] which swarm in this part of the tube.

    A Handbook of Health

  • If no solid particles form, the fruit juice should be enriched by the addition of some pectin-rich fruit juice.] _as fruit juice_ and heat the sugar.

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  • Broccoli florets (I use frozen and add near to the end) ½ pineapple, chopped (or one can, stored in juice, is fine too)

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  • I agree with Michael Walsh at the top of this thread — which part of the process provides the juice is a highly individual thing.

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  • If he wants to go to a club, which we call juice bars, where girls perform nude, he could go there.

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  • Fry over medium heat for 8 minutes until the juice is absorbed.

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  • Lemon juice is a great example of a ‘heat-fixed’ invisible ink.

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  • Lemonade with real lemon juice is a good source of citrate and may be recommended as an alternative to water.

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  • This way the juice from the lemon will release into the meat.

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