Definition of Jedi in US English:


(also Jedi knight, Jedi warrior)


  • 1A member of the mystical knightly order in the Star Wars films, trained to guard peace and justice in the Universe.

    • ‘If Darth Maul can kill the Jedi he'll easily be able to kill any palace guards remaining.’
    • ‘The Jedi are stretched to the limit trying to keep peace and order in the galaxy.’
    • ‘The Jedi are primarily mystical, though they can, of course, deploy their knowledge of Right to achieve intellectual understanding.’
    • ‘They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy.’
    • ‘I don't know if I buy the whole notion of Jedi as peaceful warriors only striking out in defence.’
    1. 1.1 Anyone with special privileges or supernormal powers reminiscent of a Jedi.
      ‘these guys hang out in places mere mortal lobbyists who were not Jedi warriors cannot go’
      • ‘With the exception of battling other Jedi, you'll be slicing your way through this game in no time.’
      • ‘Within five minutes all twenty-four of us Jedi were standing in the Council room waiting instructions.’
      • ‘Through your decisions, you may become either a light-side or dark-side Jedi.’
      • ‘Tyrannous led all us Jedi into the hall while Sidious looked for Mace and me.’
      • ‘True Jedi know that all power comes ultimately from within, and so it is within ourselves that we must look if we are to prevail.’