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Meaning of JOSS

Pronunciation:  jâs

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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.