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Meaning of JASPER

Pronunciation:  'jaspur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone

JASPER is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 See Also: opaque gem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jas"per\, n. [OE. jaspre, jaspe, OF. jaspre, jaspe, F.
jaspe, L. iaspis, Gr. ?; cf. Per. yashp, yashf, Ar. yashb,
yasb, yasf, Heb. y[=a]shpheh. Cf. {Diaper}.] (Min.)
An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and
other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits
of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes,
etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called
{striped or banded jasper}. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish
yellow jasper.

{Jasper opal}, a yellow variety of opal resembling jasper.

{Jasper ware}, a delicate kind of earthenware invented by
   Josiah Wedgwood. It is usually white, but is capable of
   receiving color.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing jasper in your dream means longevity and healing. Dreaming that a jasper stone is placed in your mouth means that the truth will soon be revealed to you.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. yashpheh, "glittering"), a gem of various colours, one of the twelve inserted in the high priest's breast-plate (Ex. 28:20). It is named in the building of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:18, 19). It was "most precious," "clear as crystal" (21:11). It was emblematic of the glory of God (4:3).

 Definition: a colloquial term for some varieties of chert. Usually refers to dark red or dull-green, fine-grained, semi-translucent banded materials.