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Meaning of JOT

Pronunciation:  jât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
  2. [n]  a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  3. [v]  write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of

JOT is a 3 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: hint, jot down, jotting, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch
 See Also: note, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jot\, n. [L. iota, Gr. ? the name of the letter (E. i, Heb.
    y?d), the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Cf. {Iota}.]
    An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. {Bit},
          Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
          in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
                                                   --Matt. v. 18.
          Neither will they bate One jot of ceremony. --Shak.
  2. \Jot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jotted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by
Easton Bible Dictionary

or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.

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