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jack

 (jăk)
n.
1. often Jack Informal A man; a fellow.
2.
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 metal pieces and a small ball, the object being to pick up the pieces in various combinations.
b. One of the metal pieces so used.
5. Sports A pin used in some games of bowling.
6.
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
v.tr.
1. To hunt or fish for with a jacklight: hunters illegally jacking deer.
2.
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.
v.intr.
1. To hunt or fish by using a jacklight.
2. To plug into an electronic device by means of a jack.
Phrasal Verbs:
jack around
1. To spend time idly.
2. To toy, tinker, or mess: He's been jacking around with that motor for days.
3. To take unfair advantage of, deceive, or manipulate.
jack off Vulgar Slang
1. To masturbate. Usually used of a man.
2. To bring (someone) to orgasm.
jack up
To excite emotionally.

[From the name Jack, from Middle English Jakke, possibly from Old French Jacques, from Late Latin Iacōbus; see Jacob. N., sense 15, short for jack shit. V. tr., senses 4a and b, short for hijack.]

jack′er n.

jack

(dʒæk)
n
1. a man or fellow
2. (Nautical Terms) a sailor
3. (Animals) the male of certain animals, esp of the ass or donkey
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical or hydraulic device for exerting a large force, esp to raise a heavy weight such as a motor vehicle
5. (Cookery) any of several mechanical devices that replace manpower, such as a contrivance for rotating meat on a spit
6. (Card Games) one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a young prince; knave
7. (Bowls & Bowling) bowls a small usually white bowl at which the players aim with their own bowls
8. (Electrical Engineering) 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
9. (Nautical Terms) a flag, esp a small flag flown at the bow of a ship indicating the ship's nationality. Compare Union Jack
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of crosstrees at the head of a topgallant mast used as standoffs for the royal shrouds
11. (Instruments) 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
12. (Animals) any of various tropical and subtropical carangid fishes, esp those of the genus Caranx, such as C. hippos (crevalle jack)
13. (Games, other than specified) Also called: jackstone one of the pieces used in the game of jacks
15. US a slang word for money
16. every man jack everyone without exception
17. (Pathology) the jack slang Austral venereal disease
adj
jack of slang Austral tired or fed up with (something)
vb (tr)
18. (Mechanical Engineering) to lift or push (an object) with a jack
19. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering to connect (an electronic device) with another by means of a jack and a jack plug
20. (Hunting) Also: jacklight US and Canadian to hunt (fish or game) by seeking them out or dazzling them with a flashlight
[C16 jakke, variant of Jankin, diminutive of John]

jack

(dʒæk) or

jak

n
(Plants) short for jackfruit
[C17: from Portuguese jaca; see jackfruit]

jack

(dʒæk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short sleeveless coat of armour of the Middle Ages, consisting usually of a canvas base with metal plates
2. (Brewing) archaic a drinking vessel, often of leather
[C14: from Old French jaque, of uncertain origin]

Jack

(dʒæk)
n
I'm all right, Jack informal
a. a remark indicating smug and complacent selfishness
b. (as modifier): an 'I'm all right, Jack' attitude.

jack

(dʒæk)

n.
1. any of various portable devices for raising or lifting heavy objects short heights, using various mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic methods: an automobile jack.
2. Also called knave. a playing card bearing the picture of a soldier or servant.
3. a connecting device in an electrical circuit designed for the insertion of a plug: a telephone jack.
4. (cap.) Informal. fellow; buddy; man (usu. used in addressing a stranger).
5.
a. one of a set of small, six-pointed metal objects or pebbles used in the game of jacks.
b. jacks, (used with a sing. v.) a children's game in which these objects are tossed and gathered, usu. while bouncing a rubber ball.
6. any of several carangid fishes, esp. of the genus Caranx.
7. Slang. money.
8. a small flag flown at the bow of a vessel, usu. symbolizing its nationality.
9. (cap.) a sailor.
12. jacklight.
13. Slang. anything at all; the least thing (usu. used in the negative): You don't know jack.
14. a device for turning a spit.
15. a small, usu. white bowl or ball used as a mark for lawn bowlers to aim at.
16. a young male salmon before its migration.
17. Falconry. the male of a kestrel, hobby, or esp. of a merlin.
v.t.
18. to lift or move (something) with or as if with a jack (usu. fol. by up): to jack up a car.
19. to increase, raise, or accelerate (prices, wages, speed, etc.) (usu. fol. by up): to jack up rents.
20. to boost the morale of; encourage (usu. fol. by up).
21. to hunt or fish for with a jacklight.
v.i.
22. to hunt or fish with a jacklight.
23. jack off, Vulgar Slang. to masturbate.
adj.
24. Carpentry. having a height or length less than that of most of the others in a structure: jack rafter; jack truss.
[1350–1400; Middle English Jakke used in addressing any male, especially a social inferior, variant of Jakken, variant of Jankin,=Jan John + -kin -kin]

jack


Past participle: jacked
Gerund: jacking

Imperative
jack
jack
Present
I jack
you jack
he/she/it jacks
we jack
you jack
they jack
Preterite
I jacked
you jacked
he/she/it jacked
we jacked
you jacked
they jacked
Present Continuous
I am jacking
you are jacking
he/she/it is jacking
we are jacking
you are jacking
they are jacking
Present Perfect
I have jacked
you have jacked
he/she/it has jacked
we have jacked
you have jacked
they have jacked
Past Continuous
I was jacking
you were jacking
he/she/it was jacking
we were jacking
you were jacking
they were jacking
Past Perfect
I had jacked
you had jacked
he/she/it had jacked
we had jacked
you had jacked
they had jacked
Future
I will jack
you will jack
he/she/it will jack
we will jack
you will jack
they will jack
Future Perfect
I will have jacked
you will have jacked
he/she/it will have jacked
we will have jacked
you will have jacked
they will have jacked
Future Continuous
I will be jacking
you will be jacking
he/she/it will be jacking
we will be jacking
you will be jacking
they will be jacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jacking
you have been jacking
he/she/it has been jacking
we have been jacking
you have been jacking
they have been jacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jacking
you will have been jacking
he/she/it will have been jacking
we will have been jacking
you will have been jacking
they will have been jacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jacking
you had been jacking
he/she/it had been jacking
we had been jacking
you had been jacking
they had been jacking
Conditional
I would jack
you would jack
he/she/it would jack
we would jack
you would jack
they would jack
Past Conditional
I would have jacked
you would have jacked
he/she/it would have jacked
we would have jacked
you would have jacked
they would have jacked

Jack

1. A small six-pronged object used in the game of jacks, a game widely played by girls in the 1930s. In the early part of the twentieth century such jacks were generally of metal but, by the twenty-first century, were usually plastic.
2. A male donkey. The first jack in the U.S. was sent to George Washington by King Charles III of Spain.
3. An instrument for raising a heavy weight a short distance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jack - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.jack - a man who serves as a sailorJack - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
3.jack - someone who works with their handsjack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer - a person who tills the soil for a living
bracero - a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
day laborer, day labourer - a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
digger - a laborer who digs
dishwasher - someone who washes dishes
navvy, peon, drudge, galley slave - a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
gandy dancer - a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
gravedigger - a person who earns a living by digging graves
hewer - a person who hews
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
hod carrier, hodman - a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
gipsy, gypsy, itinerant - a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"
faller, feller, logger, lumberjack, lumberman - a person who fells trees
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, skinner - a worker who drives mules
platelayer, tracklayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
porter - a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
rail-splitter, splitter - a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
sawyer - one who is employed to saw wood
section hand - a laborer assigned to a section gang
sprayer - a worker who applies spray to a surface
stacker - a laborer who builds up a stack or pile
steeplejack - someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
dock worker, docker, dockhand, dock-walloper, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore - a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
fireman, stoker - a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
woodcutter - cuts down trees and chops wood as a job
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
wrecker - someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
yardman - a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
4.jack - immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, jackfruit tree - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
5.jack - a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
bowls, lawn bowling - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
6.jack - an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
phone jack, telephone jack - a jack for plugging in a telephone
7.jack - 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
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
8.jack - small flag indicating a ship's nationality
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
9.jack - one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young princejack - one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
court card, face card, picture card - one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
10.jack - tool for exerting pressure or lifting
bumper jack - a jack for lifting a motor vehicle by the bumper
jackscrew, screw jack - screw-operated jack
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
11.jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
Caranx hippos, crevalle jack, jack crevalle - fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Caranx bartholomaei, yellow jack - fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
blue runner, Caranx crysos, runner - fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
Elagatis bipinnulata, rainbow runner - streamlined cigar-shaped jack; good game fish
leatherjack, leatherjacket - any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales
Alectis ciliaris, threadfish, thread-fish - fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins
amberfish, amberjack - any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes
Seriola dorsalis, yellowtail - game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
banded rudderfish, Seriola zonata, rudderfish - fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters
Seriola grandis, kingfish - large game fish of Australia and New Zealand
12.jack - male donkey
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
Verb1.jack - lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.jack - hunt with a jacklight
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

jack

noun
1. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship.Also used with uppercase:
Informal: salt, tar.
Slang: gob.
2. Fabric used especially as a symbol:
3. Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
verb
To increase in amount.Also used with up:
Translations
الوَلَد أو الشّاب في وَرَق اللعبرَافِعَةٌرافِعَة سَيّارَه
HonzaHonzíkkošonekprasátkospodek
donkraftknægtstik
azenojako
jätkänosturisolttusotilastunkki
dizalica
bubikocsiemelõ
dongkrak
gositjakkur
ジャッキジャック
domkrataspakelti domkratuvaletas
domkratskalps
JankoJano
dvigalkafantJaniJanko
domkraftknekt
แม่แรง
cái kích

Jack

[dʒæk]
A. N (familiar form) of JohnJuanito
I'm all right, Jack!¡y a mí qué!
B. CPD Jack Frost N personificación del hielo
Jack Ketch N el verdugo
Jack Robinson N before you can say Jack Robinsonen un santiamén, en un decir Jesús
Jack Tar N el marinero

jack

[dʒæk]
A. N
1. (Aut, Tech) → gato m, gata f (LAm)
2. (Elec) → toma f de corriente, enchufe m hembra
3. (Bowls) → boliche m
4. (Cards) (in ordinary pack of cards) → jota f; (in Spanish pack) → sota f
5. (also bootjack) → sacabotas m inv
6. (Naut) → marinero m
7. (= fish) → lucio m joven
8. jacks (= game) → cantillos mpl
B. CPD jack plane Ngarlopa f
jack plug Nenchufe m de clavija
jack rabbit N (US) → liebre f americana
jack in VT + ADV (Brit) → dejar, abandonar
jack off VI + ADV (US) → hacerse una paja
jack up VT + ADV
1. (Tech) → levantar con el gato
2. (= increase) [+ price, production] → aumentar

jack

[ˈdʒæk] n
(= tool) → cric m
(CARDS)valet m
(BOWLS)cochonnet m
jack in
vt sep [+ job] → plaquer
jack up
vt sep
[+ car] → soulever avec un cric
[+ price, rate] → faire grimper

Jack

n dim of JohnHans m; I’m all right Jackdas kann mich überhaupt nicht jucken (inf); his attitude of I’m all right Jackseine Einstellung „das kann mich überhaupt nicht jucken

jack

n
Hebevorrichtung f; (Aut) → Wagenheber m
(Cards) → Bube m
(Naut: = flag) → Gösch f, → Bugflagge f ? Union Jack
(Bowling) → Zielkugel f
(= bootjack)Stiefelknecht m
(inf) every man jack (of them)alle ohne Ausnahme, (alle) geschlossen; every man jack of them voted against itsie stimmten alle geschlossen or ohne Ausnahme dagegen

jack

:
Jack Frost
nder Frost, der Reif (personifiziert); jack has been, jack has painted the windowes sind Eisblumen am Fenster
jackhammer
n (US) → Presslufthammer m
jack-in-office
nBeamtenseele f
jack-in-the-box
nSchachtel- or Kastenteufel m; he was up and down like a jacker sprang immer wieder auf, der reinste Hampelmann

jack

:
jack of all trades
nAlleskönner m; to be (a) jack (and master of none) (prov) → ein Hansdampf min allen Gassen sein
jack-o’-lantern
nKürbislaterne f; (= will-o’-the-wisp)Irrlicht nt
jack plane
n (Tech) → Schropp- or Doppelhobel m
jack plug
nBananenstecker m; (for telephone) → Klinkenstecker m

jack

:
jack rabbit
nEselhase m
Jack Robinson
n before you could say jack (inf)im Nu, im Handumdrehen
Jack Russell
nJack Russell m

jack

:
Jack Tar
n (Naut inf) → Seebär m (inf)
Jack-the-lad
n (Brit inf) → Großmaul nt (inf)

jack

[dʒæk] n (Tech, Aut) → cric m inv (Cards) → fante m (Bowls) → boccino, pallino
before you could say Jack Robinson (fam) → in men che non si dica
every man jack of them (fam) → ognuno di loro
jack in vt + adv (fam) → piantare
I've had enough: let's jack it in → smettiamo, non ne posso più
jack up vt + adv
a. (Tech, Aut) → sollevare con il cric
b. (fam) (raise, prices, wages) → alzare

jack

(dʒӕk) noun
1. an instrument for lifting up a motor car or other heavy weight. You should always keep a jack in the car in case you need to change a wheel.
2. the playing-card between the ten and queen, sometimes called the knave. The jack, queen and king are the three face cards.
jack up
to raise (a motor car etc) and keep it supported, with a jack. You need to jack up the car before you try to remove the wheel.

jack

رَافِعَةٌ zvedák donkraft Wagenheber γρύλος gato väkivipu cric dizalica cric ジャッキ krik jekk lewarek macaco de carro домкрат domkraft แม่แรง kriko cái kích 千斤顶
References in classic literature ?
I'll buy you quarts if you want it, but for heaven's sake don't have hysterics, for I've brought Jack Scott home to dinner, and.
But I may as well say --en passant, as the French remark --that I myself --that is to say, Jack Bunger, late of the reverend clergy --am a strict total abstinence man; I never drink-- Water
Jerry patted me on the neck: "No, Jack, a shilling would not pay for that sort of thing, would it, old boy?
Jack Duane was from the East; he was a college-bred man--had been studying electrical engineering.
One thing at a time, is my motto -- and just play that thing for all it is worth, even if it's only two pair and a jack.
Why," said he, "a magician could call up a lot of genies, and they would hash you up like nothing before you could say Jack Robinson.
Come, saints and sinners, hear me tell How pious priests whip Jack and Nell, And women buy and children sell, And preach all sinners down to hell, And sing of heavenly union.
And I came out immediately, for I trembled at the idea of being dragged forth by the said Jack.
Let's have the shutters up,' cried old Fezziwig, with a sharp clap of his hands,' before a man can say Jack Robinson.
Without mentioning any names or going into any details, I gave him to understand that if he was aware of anybody - Tom, Jack, or Richard - being about the chambers, or about the immediate neighbourhood, he had better get Tom, Jack, or Richard, out of the way while you were out of the way.
Moore," she said, "that you do everything in your power to discourage this tendency in Jack, he--"; but she got no further.
East o' him - see how pretty they string out all along with the humpy shoulders, is Long Jack.