This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search letter j 217 items found
jack (n.)
mistress (n.)
Jack o'lantern
Jack (n.)
jack (n.)
jacket, close-fitting
jerkin (n.)
jacket, man's close-fitting
jacket, wearing a leather
leathern-jerkin (adj.)
Dick (n.),Jack (n.)
jail, send to
commit (v.)
tune (n.)
jaundice [as found in horses]
yellow (n.)
jealous, state of being
jealous-hood (n.)
jealousy [colour of]
yellow (n.)
jeer at
flirt (v.)
jeopardy, putting oneself in
self-danger (n.)
snatch (n.)
jest, mad
rage (n.)
cask (n.)
jewelled necklace
carcanet (n.)
jewelled setting, miniature in a
jewel (n.)
jibe, main
arch-mock (n.)
jibing allusion
comparison (n.)
jig, moving in the manner of a
jigging (adj.)
jig, sing in the style of a
jig off (v.)
jocular riposte, make a
mocked, well
join [in wedlock]
couple (v.)
join closely
enlink (v.)
join in, unable to
stiff (adj.)
join in blood
knit (v.)
join in fellowship
companion (v.)
join in marriage
match (v.)
join in the action
make one
join strongly
sinew (v.)
join tightly
mortise (v.)
join with one another
interjoin (v.)
joined, intimately
conjunctive (adj.)
joined in a common cause
enjoined (adj.)
joined in harmony
married (adj.)
joined in marriage
yoked (adj.)
joined together in strength
insinewed (adj.)
joining together
conjunction (n.)
joint [of meat]
chine (n.)
joint, out of
disjoint (adj.)
joint action as enemies
contestation (n.)
joint agreement
indenture (n.)
joint association
conjunction (n.)
joint of beef
bull-beef (n.)
joint rights
possession (n.)
joint supreme ruler
co-supreme (n.)
jointed well
scarfed (adj.)
jointly sign
consign (v.)
joints, mechanical
gimmers (n.)
joke, make a pointed
gleek (v.)
joke, play a practical
jest, break a
joke, practical
story (n.)
joker, practical
Jack (n.)
jokes, overcome with the force of
out-jest (v.)
utis (n.)
journey, fatiguing
jaunce (n.)
journey, furtive
stealth (n.)
journey, on the
way, by the
journey, royal
progress (n.)
journey through life
portage (n.)
jousting, as if
a-tilt (adv.)
jousting, lance used in
charging-staff (n.)
jousting contest, engage in a
lance, break a
Jove, like
jovial (adj.)
joy, add
joy (v.)
joy, carry away with
ravish (v.)
joy, dance with
caper (v.)
joy, feel
joy (v.)
joy, song of
carol (n.)
joy of the moment
triumph (n.)
joyful, be
frolic (v.)
joyful, make
rejoice (v.)
joyful, making
gladding (n.)
joyful meeting
gossiping (n.)
joyfully accept
embrace (v.)
joyfully accepted
embraced (adj.)
solemnity (n.)
judge a case
try (v.)
judge critically
censure (v.)
judgement, agreed
verdict (n.)
judgement, lack of
indiscretion (n.)
judgement, popular
opinion (n.)
judgement, pronounce
doom (v.)
judgement, sensible
reason (n.)
judgement, sound
discretion (n.)
judgement place
bar (n.)
judgement seat
cushion (n.)
critical (adj.)
judging from on high
high-judging (adj.)
judicial assembly
session, sessions (n.)
judicial inquiry
quest (n.)
judicious examination
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)
advisedly (adv.)
jug, large leather wine
bombard, bumbard (n.)
juice, life-giving
blood (n.)
July 31
Lammas Eve
jump across
overleap (v.)
jump away
start (v.)
jump into
leap (v.)
jump into action
skip (v.)
jump lightly over
overskip (v.)
jump on board
clap her aboard
jump over
skip (v.)
jumping from a great height
precipitance (n.)
junior officer attending a herald
pursuivant-at-arms (n.)
virtue (n.)
jurisdiction, sphere of
verge (n.)
jurisdiction, subject to local church
provincial (adj.)
juror, make a
jure (v.)
jury, person who has served on a grand
grandjuror (n.)
finder (n.)
just about
point, at
just captured
new-ta'en (adj.)
just claim
right (n.)
just demand
equity (n.)
just desert
merit (n.)
just expressed
passed (adj.)
just go for it
even to't
just gone by, that has
bygone (adj.)
justice, court of
bench (n.)
justice, local court of
leet (n.)
justice, with
equally (adv.)
justices of the peace, body comprising
commission (n.)
justification, formal
apology (n.)
justification, without
causeless (adv.)
justified, most
well-warranted (adj.)
justified course of action
reason (n.)
justify [one's] claim
prove (v.)
justify in the light of evidence
testimony (v.)
just-dooming (adj.)
jut out over
jutty (v.)
jew (n.)

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