Crossword clues for jot
- Make note of, with "down"
- Little bit
- Make a quick note of
- Insignificant amount
- Quickly write
- Make a quick note of, with "down"
- A brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
- A small but appreciable amount
- Tiny bit
- Dash off
- Write (down)
- Small amount
- Write briefly
- Write hastily, with "down"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jot \Jot\, n. [L. iota, Gr. 'iw^ta the name of the letter [iota] (E. i, Heb. y[=o]d), the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Cf. Iota.] An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. Bit, n.
Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
--Matt. v. 18.
Neither will they bate
One jot of ceremony.
Jot \Jot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jotting.] To set down; to make a brief note of; -- usually followed by down.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, borrowing of Latin jota, variant spelling of Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything (see iota).
"to make a short note of," 1721, from jot (n.). Related: Jotted; jotting.
n. 1 An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. 2 A brief and hurriedly written note. vb. ''(usually with "down")'' To write quickly.
Jot or JOT may refer to:
JOT (also known as JOT the Dot) is an American animated children's television program. The series consisted of 30 four-minute episodes, which were syndicated between 1965 and the 1980s. JOT was produced by the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission (RATC) as a Baptist version of Davey and Goliath.
The series was created by Ruth Byers, a graduate of Baylor University, and Ted Perry a writer at the RATC. Both had a background connected to the Dallas Theater Center, with Byers having been director of children's productions. The pair was commissioned by Dr. Paul Stevens, president of the RATC, to develop a television show that would provide simple moral lessons for young children. Production of the first episodes began in 1959, with the first episode released in 1965.
The style of the show was kept deliberately simple, both as a cost-cutting measure (the budget for the early episodes was never more than $25,000, and that amount dropped over time), and to prevent the design from interfering with the delivery of the message. The main character, JOT, is a white circle with simple facial features (similar to a smiley face), hands and feet. JOT's color and shape would change in response to the struggles presented. This was meant to represent changes in a child's temperament or emotional state, "somewhat like a thermostat," according to one critic. His hands and feet are only seen when he is still; when he is in motion, they disappear. Jot would sometimes be accompanied by Tug (voiced by Ed Ruth), a "bad" character who would learn a moral lesson in the end.
The voice of JOT was provided by two different women, Lou Kelly (1965–1967, 1968 and 1981), and Colleen Collins (1967). The series premiered on Peppermint Place, a Sunday children's show produced locally at WFAA-TV in Dallas, and later on The Children's Hour on WBAP-TV (now KXAS-TV) in Fort Worth. The episodes were eventually sydicated throughout the world, translated into 19 different languages. They were also a favorite of Sunday School programs. The response to the program was a volume of over 175,000 letters from children, requiring a volunteer group from 22 churches to write responses.
The series remained in regular production until 1974. In 1981, several additional episodes were produced.
Episodes of the series can currently be seen on some episodes of Joy Junction, and JOT featured in the opening of the show. Joy Junction can be seen on Smile of a Child TV and other networks.
Usage examples of "jot".
When she saw Aileron advancing on her, though, she displayed not a jot of fear.
He drew a pen from his pocket, used it to jot aquick shorthand of symbols and letters on each of the six facesof the Box.
He had already been chosen by five Alphas and two Betas, but that was a fraction of how many Shard and Jot had done.
Mountjoy was murdered, and the fact that Bing chooses to be pigheaded has not altered my opinion one jot.
Mr Gardner, minister of Birse, in Aberdeenshire, known for his humour and musical talents, was one evening playing over on his Cremona the notes of an air he had previously jotted down, when a curious scene arrested his attention in the courtyard of the manse.
Whenever he noticed that, Egremont would pause a little and repeat in simpler form what he had been saying, with the satisfactory result that Bunce showed a clearer face and jotted something on his dirty note-book with his stumpy pencil.
Without asking her permission, he jotted down her description of the Change War and her questions on a tablet using an impacted system of diacritical marks.
He had even jotted down a few notes about her for future reference, thinking she would make a fascinating heroine with her mix of fragility and strength.
Cassie had already drawn up a pad and was jotting notes quickly enough to shake the googly eyes of the monster at the tip of the pen.
By the pillow, jotted down on a piece of paper were his last haiku, written during the final moments of his life - indeed the handwriting on the paper copy grows feebler towards its close.
He never spoke about that, but I often imagined him as a boy in his small Idaho town, lonely, half-orphaned, sitting up at night, spinning the dials and listening to the jits and jots of Morse code, the static-scratched voices in other languages.
Jotting some notes to himself on the pad, Nestler stopped abruptly and looked back at her.
Although Nevyn had always had the Sight, it came and went of its own will, showing him what it chose to show and not a jot more.
As the meeting began to melt away in my inner eardrone-fests, I called these Friday affairsI jotted down my version of the memo Weede would compose when poor Warburton died.
Some day, if Brat had anything to do with it, Timber was going to feel very small indeed, but meanwhile let Simon have at his command every jot of that lordly assurance.