verb (used without object)
to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize:
The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
verb (used with object)
to cause to jell.
verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling, gelled
to make or become gelatinous; congeal
(intransitive) to assume definite form: his ideas have jelled
(US) an informal word for jelly1
1830, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (v.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen “congeal,” but it disappeared 15c.
[jel-oh] /ˈdʒɛl oʊ/ noun 1. a gelatin dessert. [jel-oh] /ˈdʒɛl oʊ/ Trademark. 1. a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm. /ˈdʒɛləʊ/ noun 1. trademark (in US and Canada) jelly n. from Jell-O, trademark for powdered gelatin food, registered 1934 by […]
[jel-oh] /ˈdʒɛl oʊ/ Trademark. 1. a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm. /ˈdʒɛləʊ/ noun 1. trademark (in US and Canada) jelly
[jel-ee] /ˈdʒɛl i/ noun, plural jellies. 1. a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., especially fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc. 2. any substance having the consistency of […]
- Jelly baby
noun 1. (Brit) a small sweet made from a gelatinous substance formed to resemble a baby in shape