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Definition of Jealousy

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envy, covetousness, resentment; vigilance, zealousness; intolerance
Jealousy Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\jeal"ous*y\ (?), n.; pl. jealousies (#). [ f. jalousie. see jealous, and cf. jalousie.] the quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover. i was jealous for jealousy. viii. 2. jealousy is the apprehension of superiority. whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had excellence to deserve our fondness. --rambler.

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 water of jealousy 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
éad m.; tnúth m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Eiddigedd = n. zeal, jealousy
WordNet 2.0

1. a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
(synonym) green-eyed monster
(hypernym) envy, enviousness, the green-eyed monster
2. zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
(hypernym) watchfulness, vigilance, alertness
Jealousy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of jealousy
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are jealous of your wife, denotes the influence of enemies and narrow-minded persons. If jealous of your sweetheart, you will seek to displace a rival.

If a woman dreams that she is jealous of her husband, she will find many shocking incidents to vex and make her happiness a travesty.

If a young woman is jealous of her lover, she will find that he is more favorably impressed with the charms of some other woman than herself.

If men and women are jealous over common affairs, they will meet many unpleasant worries in the discharge of every-day business.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Jealousy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, concern, and anxiety over an anticipated loss or status of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. In its original meaning, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone. Jealousy is a typical experience in human relationships. It has been observed in infants five months and older. Some claim that jealousy is seen in every culture; however, others claim jealousy is a culture-specific phenomenon.

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Jealousy Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions (Num. 5:14; Prov. 6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for another's honour or prosperity (Ps. 79:5; 1 Cor. 10:22; Zech. 1:14).
the name of the offering the husband was to bring when he charged his wife with adultery (Num. 5:11-15).
an idolatrous object, seen in vision by Ezekiel (Ezek. 8:3, 5), which stood in the priests' or inner court of the temple. Probably identical with the statue of Astarte (2 Kings 21:7).
water which the suspected wife was required to drink, so that the result might prove her guilt or innocence (Num. 5:12-17, 27). We have no record of this form of trial having been actually resorted to.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
zeal; jealousy; possession
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About