Words starting with J

Words that start with J

List of things that start with the letter J.

A jackal jumped into a jar of jam in Jamestown.

Animals starting with JAnimals
Food starting with JFood
Plants that start with JPlants
Adjectives that start with JAdjectives
Verbs that start with JVerbs
Countries that start with JCountries
Cities that start with JCities
Jobs that start with JJobs
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Photo of a jellyfish
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Jellyfish are found in every part of the sea, from the warm water at the surface to the cold, dark depths of the ocean. Jellyfish eat tiny sea creatures that drift into their tentacles.
Jellyfish come in almost every colour of the rainbow and range in size from smaller than your fingernail to having tentacles that are many metres long.
Some jellyfish are poisonous and their sting can kill a person. It is best to avoid touching a jellyfish if you don't know what sort it is.

Photo of Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It has a population of around 1 million.

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Jet

Photo of a jet fighter
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A jet is the common name given to any airplane that is powered by jet engines rather than propellers. Most modern aircraft are powered by jet engines, so people tend to refer to smaller, faster military aircraft as jets.

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Jet

Photo of a jet brooch
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Jet, also called lignite, is not a true mineral or stone. It is fossilised decaying wood. The original structure of the wood can be seen in jet under a microscope.
Jet is black and has been used to make jewellery for many years. It was quite popular to make mourning jewellery, for wearing at funerals.

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Jetty

Photo of a jetty
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A jetty is a structure that sticks out from land into water. Jetties can be made of stone or timber. Sometimes they are there to protect the beach from waves, sometimes they are built to reach deeper water so ships can dock.

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Jew

Photo of a Jewish man
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A Jew is a person whose religion is Judaism.

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Jewel

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A jewel is a cut and polished gemstone, either precious or semi-precious, that can be used to make jewelry. Another word for a jewel is a gem.

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Jib

Photo of a boat with a jib
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A jib is a smaller, triangular sail at the front of a sailboat. Some larger sailing ships have more than one jib.

Photo of a jigsaw puzzle
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A jigsaw puzzle is a picture that has been cut up into lots of little pieces. Then you have to put all the pieces back together to make the picture. The jigsaw pieces are usually cut into special shapes like in the picture, so they fit together tight and stay together as you are working.
Jigsaw puzzles usually have between 100 and 2000 pieces, and can take a very long time to put back together.

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Job

A job is a task that people do, usually for money. Some jobs are small, like mowing the lawn, and some jobs you might do every weekday for many years, like working in a factory.