Definition of Jack in English :

Define Jack in English

Jack meaning in English

Meaning of Jack in English

Pronunciation of Jack in English

Jack pronunciation in English

Pronounce Jack in English


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1. diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, shit, squat

a small worthless amount

Example Sentences:
'you don't know jack'

2. gob, jack, jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

a man who serves as a sailor

3. jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer

someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

4. jack, jackfruit, jak

immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted

5. jack

a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling

6. jack

an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug

7. jack, jackstones

game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks

8. jack

small flag indicating a ship's nationality

9. jack, knave

one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

10. jack

tool for exerting pressure or lifting

11. jack

any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

12. jack, jackass

male donkey


13. jack, jack up

lift with a special device

Example Sentences:
'jack up the car so you can change the tire'

14. jack, jacklight

hunt with a jacklight

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of jack
a man or fellow
a sailor
the male of certain animals, esp of the ass or donkey
a mechanical or hydraulic device for exerting a large force, esp to raise a heavy weight such as a motor vehicle
any of several mechanical devices that replace manpower, such as a contrivance for rotating meat on a spit
one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a young prince; knave
7. bowling
a small usually white bowl at which the players aim with their own bowls
8. electrical engineering
a female socket with two or more terminals designed to receive a male plug (jack plug) that either makes or breaks the circuit or circuits
a flag, esp a small flag flown at the bow of a ship indicating the ship's nationality
Compare Union Jack
10. nautical
either of a pair of crosstrees at the head of a topgallant mast used as standoffs for the royal shrouds
a part of the action of a harpsichord, consisting of a fork-shaped device on the end of a pivoted lever on which a plectrum is mounted
any of various tropical and subtropical carangid fishes, esp those of the genus Caranx, such as C. hippos (crevalle jack)
13. Also called: jackstone
one of the pieces used in the game of jacks
14.  short for applejack, bootjack, jackass, jackfish, jack rabbit, lumberjack
15. US a slang word for money
16.  every man jack
17.  the jack
18.  jack of
verb (transitive)
to lift or push (an object) with a jack
20. electrical engineering
to connect (an electronic device) with another by means of a jack and a jack plug
21. Also: jacklight US and Canadian
to hunt (fish or game) by seeking them out or dazzling them with a flashlight
short for jackfruit
a short sleeveless coat of armour of the Middle Ages, consisting usually of a canvas base with metal plates
2. archaic
a drinking vessel, often of leather
I'm all right, Jack

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


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nounWord forms: plural jacks or jack
1.  [J-]; Informal
2.  [oftenJ-]
a.  Obsolete
a common fellow or boy assistant
a man or boy; fellow
sometimes used as a slang form of address
c.  Rare
a sailor; jack-tar
d.  US
a lumberjack
a jack-of-all-trades
Monterey Jack
a fruit-flavored alcoholic liquor, as applejack
any of various machines used to lift, hoist, or move something heavy a short distance
hydraulic jack, automobile jack
a wooden bar attached to each key of a harpsichord, etc. that raises the plectrum when the key is depressed
a male donkey; jackass
8.  US
jack rabbit
any of various birds, as a jackdaw
any of a tropical, marine family (Carangidae) of predatory, silvery, percoid, game and food fishes with widely forked tails, including the pompanos and yellowtails
11.  US, Slang, Obsolete
12.  Electricity
a plug-in receptacle used to make electrical contact
13.  Games
a playing card with a conventionalized picture of a royal male servant or soldier on it; knave
a small ball used as the center mark in lawn bowling
any of the small stones or six-pronged metal pieces used in playing jack noun
14.  US, Hunting
a torch or light used to attract fish or game at night
15.  Nautical
a small flag usually flown on a ship's bow to show nationality, often, specif., union jack
verb transitive
to raise by means of a jack
17.  US
to hunt or fish for with a light
male: of some animals

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of jack
1. often Jack Informal A man; a fellow.
a. One who does odd or heavy jobs; a laborer.
b. One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination: a lumberjack; a steeplejack.
c. Jack A sailor; a tar.
3. Abbr. J Games A playing card showing the figure of a servant or soldier and ranking below a queen. Also called knave.
4. Games
a. jacks (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A game played with a set of small, six-pointed, traditionally metal pieces and a small ball, the object being to pick up the pieces in various combinations.
b. One of the six-pointed pieces so used.
5. Sports A pin used in some games of bowling.
a. A usually portable device for raising heavy objects by means of force applied with a lever, screw, or hydraulic press.
b. A wooden wedge for cleaving rock.
7. A device used for turning a spit.
8. Nautical
a. A support or brace, especially the iron crosstree on a topgallant masthead.
b. A small flag flown at the bow of a ship, usually to indicate nationality.
9. The male of certain animals, especially the ass.
10. Any of various food and game fishes of the family Carangidae, found in tropical and temperate seas.
11. A jackrabbit.
12. A socket that accepts a plug at one end and attaches to electric circuitry at the other.
13. Slang Money.
14. Applejack.
15. Slang A small or worthless amount: You don't know jack about that.
v. jacked, jack·ing, jacks
1. To hunt or fish for with a jacklight: hunters illegally jacking deer.
a. To move or hoist by using a jack. Often used with up: jacked the rear of the car to replace the tire.
b. To raise (something) to a higher level, as in cost. Often used with up: "Foreign producers jacked up the price on some steels by over 100%" (Forbes).
3. Baseball To hit (a pitched ball) hard, especially for a home run.
4. Slang
a. To steal: Someone jacked my bike.
b. To rob or cheat: The dealer jacked me on the price.
1. To hunt or fish by using a jacklight.
2. To plug into an electronic device by means of a jack.

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