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Meaning of JOSS

Pronunciation:  jâs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
 

JOSS is a 4 letter word that starts with J.

 

 See Also: god, graven image, idol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Joss\, n. [Chinese, corrupt. fr. Pg. deos God, L. deus.]
A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol. ``Critic in
jars and josses.'' --Colman (1761).

{Joss house}, a Chinese temple or house for the Chinese mode
   of worship.

{Joss stick}, a reed covered with a paste made of the dust of
   odoriferous woods, or a cylinder made wholly of the paste;
   -- burned by the Chinese before an idol.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

JOHNNIAC Open Shop System. Charles L. Baker, RAND 1964. An early simple interactive calculator language. "JOSS Users' Reference Manual", R.L. Clark, Report F-1535/9, RAND Corp (Jan 1975) Sammet 1969, pp.217-226. Versions: JOSS I and JOSS II.

 

 

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