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Definitions of jack

  1. To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To lift with a jack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. a man who serves as a sailor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm-temperate seas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. small flag indicating a ship's nationality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. game equipment consisting of one of several small objects picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit of; its seeds are commonly roasted Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A device to pull off boots. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A sawhorse or sawbuck. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A compact, portable machine for planing metal. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A machine for slicking or pebbling leather. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The male of certain animals, as of the ass. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A young pike; a pickerel. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The jurel. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The wall-eyed pike. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The knave of a suit of playing cards. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A popular colloquial name for a sailor; - called also tar, and afloat. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; - called also hopper. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); - called also boccaccio, and merou. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A flag, containing only the union, without the fly, usually hoisted on a jack staff at the bowsprit cap; - called also union jack. The American jack is a small blue flag, with a star for each State. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; - called also jack crosstree. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A pitcher or can of waxed leather; - called also black jack. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. A fish; called also a pike; in bowls, a small ball serving as a mark to be aimed at; the male of some animals; a leather cup or jug; timber cut short of its ususal length; a small flag used as a signal, bearing the same device as the union jack; the knave of cards, a leathern coat of armor; a name applied to various kinds of levers or mechanical labor saving devices; as, a jack screw, roasting-jack, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. Used as a familiar name or diminutive of John; a saucy or paltry fellow: a sailor: any instrument serving to supply the place of a boy or helper, as a bootjack for taking off boots, a contrivance for turning a spit, a screw for raising heavy weights: the male of some animals: a young pike: a support to saw wood on: a miner's wedge: a flag displayed from the bowsprit of a ship: a coat of mail. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. A nick-name of John; name given to various instruments to supply the place of a helper; small flag. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. A nickname for John, James, or Jacob. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A handy tool. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. A diminutive of John; a saucy or paltry fellow; a sailor; any instrument that supplies the place of a boy, as a boot-jack; a portable machine for raising great weights through a small space; a contrivance to turn a spit; a young pike; a coat of mail; a pitcher of waxed leather; a small bowl thrown out for a mark to the bowlers; the male of certain animals; a horse or wooden frame on which wood or timber is sawed; the knave of cards; a flag, ensign, or colour, displayed from a staff on the end of a bowsprit. Jack of all trades, a person who can turn his hand to any kind of business. Jack by the hedge, a piant growing under hedges. Jack in a box, a plant; a large wooden male screw, turning in a female one; a figure made to start out of a box. Jack in office, one who assumes authority on account of his office. Jack of the clock-house, a little man that strikes the quarters in a clock. Jack with a lantern, an ignis fatuns, or will-o-the-wisp. Union Jack. See Union. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. A name applied as an expression of familiarity; any mechanical contrivance for replacing the personal service of an attendant; a screw for raising heavy weights; a contrivance to turn a spit; any timber cut short of its usual length; a flag or ensign; a sailor -usually in composition, as jack-tar; a prefix signifying male, as jack-ass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. A homely substitute for a coat of mail; a short loose coat terminating at the waist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for jack

  1. But Jack dear, you will promise me never to see her again, will you not? – An American Suffragette by Isaac N. Stevens
  2. Jack would you stand up. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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