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Jive

Jive appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Xylophone wizard begets quick jive form. (34 letters)
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Jive appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Name Vijay as sestets essay a jive, man.
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Definition of the noun jive

What does jive mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jives

  1. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of jive: swing / swing music
    • more generic word: jazz = a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Alternative definition of the noun jive

noun

  1. A dance style popular in the 1940–50s.
  2. Swing, a style of jazz music.
  3. A slang associated with jazz musicians; hepcat patois or hipster jargon.
  4. [US, colloquial] Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.

Specialised definition of the noun jive

Glossary of sports

dance from the group of Latin-American dances in competitive dancing performed in 4/4 beat. It originated in the USA from the Boogie-Woogie, was later also danced to rock'n'roll music, and contains no throwing figures in contrast to rock'n'roll dancing. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb jive

What does jive mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: jived | jiving | jives

  1. dance to jive music; dance the jive
    • example: Sam and Sue jive
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]He waltzed her dizzy
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]He waltzed her to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2]She waltzed the soles off her shoes
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]They waltzed across the room

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): boogie, bop, cancan, clog, conga, dance, foxtrot, jig, jitterbug, pirouette, polka, quickstep, rumba, samba, shuffle, tango, tapdance, waltz.

    • domain: dance / dancing / saltation / terpsichore
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: dance / trip the light fantastic / trip the light fantastic toe = move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment

Alternative definition of the verb jive

verb

  1. To speak using a jibe or interconnected jibes.
  2. [transitive, intransitive, US, colloquial] To deceive; to be deceptive.
  3. [intransitive, colloquial] To dance.

Business

Jive Ltd. is a Japanese publishing company in Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan and was established on May 12, 2003. In 2004, the company sold its stock to Poplar Publishing and now Jive is an affiliate of that company.

Group

Jive is a musical group.

  • album: "Livin' Thru Thousand..."

Miscellanea

  1. Jive: In ballroom dancing, the jive is a dance style that originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s. It was originally presented to the public in 1934 by Cab Calloway. It is a lively and uninhibited variation of the Jitterbug, a form of Swing dance. Glenn Miller introduced his own jive dance in 1938 with the song "Doin' the Jive" which never caught on.
  2. Jive is a commercial Java EE-based Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and knowledge management tool produced by Jive Software. It was first released as "Clearspace" in 2006, then renamed SBS in March 2009, then renamed "Jive Engage" in 2011, and renamed simply to "Jive" in 2012.

Phrases with Jive

  1. Jive Turkey
  2. Hand jive
  3. Shuck and Jive

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jive

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Google previewOne Thousand Novelty and Fad Dances (2009)

by Tom L. Nelson

"Hand jive is a kind of dance game to Rock and roll and Rhythm and blues music in 1950s. It involves complicated patterns of hand moves and claps at various parts of the body, following and/or imitating the ...

Google previewDance with Me, Daddy (2003)

by Rob Campbell

The Jive is the fastest and is often called the "single time swing.

Google previewBlack English and the Mass Media (1981)

by Walter M. Brasch

Jive is a defense mechanism, a method of deriving pleasure from something the uninitiated cannot understand. It is the same means of escape that brought into being the spirituals as sung by the American slaves; the blues songs of protest ...

Google previewSocial Business (English)

"Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent vendor in the Social Business Software market. Jive allows companies to engage employees, customers, and the social web. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, ...

Google previewManagement Information Systems (2016)

Business, Management by CTI Reviews

Jive is a commercial Java EEbased Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and.

Google previewCustomer's New Voice (2014)

Extreme Relevancy and Experience through Volunteered Customer Information by John S. McKean

Such flattering jive is the exception to the rule of subordinating individual customers to the imperatives of scale. This is why you still hear sales and marketing people talking about “targeting,” “capturing,” “acquiring,” “controlling,” “ managing,” ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups (2002)

by Mitch Rosalsky

Personnel Jimmy Monroe, John Johnson, John Mays, Bobby Williams, Snooky Williams, Jim Whittier Notes The Jive Tones formed while the members were in junior high school in Rochester, New York, in 1954. They started singing just for fun ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

gibe; jibe; gybe; jive .

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

jive orig US. noun 1 Talk or conversation; spec. misleading, untrue, empty, or pretentious talk; hence, anything false, worthless, or unpleasant. 1928–. BLACK WORLD Everything that we do must be aimed toward the total liberation, unification ...

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Quotes about Jive

One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express. (John Astin)
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Scrabble value of J8I1V4E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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