Associations to the word «Jack»

Wiktionary

JACK, noun. A mechanical device used to raise and (temporarily) support a heavy object, e.g. screw jack, scissor jack, hydraulic jack, ratchet jack, scaffold jack.
JACK, noun. A man or men in general.
JACK, noun. A male animal.
JACK, noun. A male ass.
JACK, noun. (card games) The card ranking between the ten and queen of any suit, picturing a knave or prince on its face. In some card games has a value of eleven based on its rank, but in many card games has a value of ten like the ten, queen, and king cards. Also called a knave.
JACK, noun. (archaic) A knave (a servant or later, a deceitful man).
JACK, noun. Mangifera caesia, related to the mango tree.
JACK, noun. A surface-mounted connector for electrical, especially telecommunications, equipment.
JACK, noun. (sports) A target ball in bowls, etc; a jack-ball.
JACK, noun. (games) A small, six-pointed playing piece used in the game of jacks.
JACK, noun. (colloquial) (euphemistic) Nothing, jack shit.
JACK, noun. (nautical) A small flag at the bow of a ship.
JACK, noun. (nautical) A naval ensign flag flown from the main mast, mizzen mast, or the aft-most major mast of (especially) British sailing warships; Union Jack.
JACK, noun. (military) A coarse and cheap medieval coat of defense, especially one made of leather.
JACK, noun. A penny with a head on both sides, used for cheating.
JACK, noun. (slang) Money.
JACK, noun. (slang) (Appalachians) A smooth often ovoid large gravel or small cobble in a natural water course.
JACK, noun. A common name for the freshwater pike, green pike or pickerel.
JACK, noun. A large California rockfish.
JACK, noun. Any marine fish or the species of the Carangidae family.
JACK, noun. (obsolete) (nautical) A sailor, a jacktar.
JACK, noun. (obsolete) A pitcher or can of waxed leather, supposed to resemble a jackboot; a black-jack.
JACK, noun. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) A drinking measure holding half a pint or, sometimes, a quarter of a pint.
JACK, noun. A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine.
JACK, noun. A device to pull off boots.
JACK, noun. A sawhorse or sawbuck.
JACK, noun. A machine for turning a spit; a smokejack.
JACK, noun. (mining) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
JACK, noun. A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles in a knitting machine.
JACK, noun. A grating to separate and guide the threads in a warping machine; a heck box.
JACK, noun. A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
JACK, noun. A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
JACK, noun. A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.
JACK, noun. A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.
JACK, noun. A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.
JACK, noun. In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; also called hopper.
JACK, noun. In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.
JACK, noun. (nautical) A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; also called jack crosstree.
JACK, noun. Female ended electrical connector (see Electrical connector)
JACK, noun. Electrical connector in a fixed position (see Gender of connectors and fasteners)
JACK, verb. (transitive) To use a jack.
JACK, verb. (transitive) To raise or increase.
JACK, verb. To produce by freeze distillation; to distil (an alcoholic beverage) by freezing it and removing the ice (which is water), leaving the alcohol (which remains liquid).
JACK, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To steal something, typically an automobile. Shortened form of carjacking.
JACK, verb. (intransitive) To dance by moving the torso forward and backward in a rippling motion.
JACK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (baseball) To hit (the ball) hard; especially, to hit (the ball) out of the field, producing a home run.
JACK, noun. A coarse mediaeval coat of defence, especially one made of leather.
JACK, noun. A jackfruit tree.
JACK, proper noun. A male given name, also used as a pet form of John.
JACK, noun. (informal) a placeholder or conventional name for any man, particularly a younger, lower-class man
JACK, noun. (informal) (archaic) a Jack Tar, a sailor
JACK, noun. (informal) (archaic) a Jack Rum, a soldier
JACK, proper noun. (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
JACK AND JILL SUITE, noun. A bedroom suite composed of two bedrooms of similar size and a bathroom, where the bathroom is accessed through both bedrooms, and both bedrooms access the rest of the establishment/house/hallway.
JACK ARCH, noun. An arch of the thickness of one brick.
JACK AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) to misbehave, fool around
JACK AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) to dawdle, to waste time
JACK BENNY, noun. (poker slang) A three and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
JACK BLOCK, noun. (nautical) A block fixed in the topgallant or royal rigging, used for raising and lowering light masts and spars.
JACK FROST, proper noun. A personification of winter
JACK FRUIT, noun. Alternative spelling of jackfruit
JACK IN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (British) To stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.
JACK IN, verb. (music recording) (computing) (electronics) To insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.
JACK IN, verb. (science fiction) To connect a brain directly to a computer.
JACK KETCH, noun. A public executioner
JACK KETCH, noun. The gallows
JACK KETCH, noun. Death
JACK KETCH, noun. The devil
JACK MACKEREL, noun. Any of various edible fish of the genera Trachurus or Caranx.
JACK MACKERELS, noun. Plural of jack mackerel
JACK MORMON, noun. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believes in the premises of the faith but does not adhere to the church's standards of conduct, such as its prohibition of the consumption of alcohol, coffee, and tobacco.
JACK NOD, noun. (Ulster) sleep
JACK O' THE CLOCK, noun. Any of the mechanical figures that come out regularly to strike the bell of a clock
JACK O'LANTERN, noun. Alternative spelling of jack-o'-lantern
JACK O'LANTERN, noun. (idiomatic) (English folklore) will o' the wisp, a strange light that attracts travellers
JACK O'LANTERN, noun. (US) (tradition) A vegetable, usually a pumpkin, but alternatively a turnip, carved into the form of a face and lighted within by a candle. Associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween.
JACK O'LANTERNS, noun. Plural of Jack O'Lantern
JACK O'LANTERNS, noun. Plural of jack o'lantern
JACK OF ALL TRADES, noun. (idiomatic) One competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.
JACK OF ALL TRADES, noun. Alternative spelling of jack of all trades
JACK OF ALL TRADES, noun. Alternative spelling of jack of all trades
JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF NONE, noun. (idiomatic) A person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.
JACK OF CLUBS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a jack (or knave), with a nominal value of 11, and with the clubs suit.
JACK OF DIAMONDS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a jack (or knave), with a nominal value of 11, and with the diamonds suit.
JACK OF HEARTS, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a jack (or knave), with a nominal value of 11, and with the hearts suit.
JACK OF SPADES, noun. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a picture of a jack (or knave), with a nominal value of 11, and with the spades suit.
JACK OFF, noun. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (vulgar) (pejorative) (usually a male) An annoying person or one who has committed a transgression with no or insufficient apology; a jerk, an asshole.
JACK OFF, verb. (reflexive) (intransitive) (colloquial) To masturbate.
JACK OFF, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) (somewhat vulgar) To manually stimulate someone sexually, generally a male.
JACK OFFS, noun. Plural of jack off
JACK OUT OF DOORS, noun. (obsolete) A homeless person, or vagrant.
JACK PINE, noun. An evergreen tree, Pinus banksiana, scrub pine
JACK PINES, noun. Plural of jack pine
JACK PLANE, noun. A general-purpose bench plane, used for general sizing of wood and for smoothing or straightening edges.
JACK PLUG, noun. (electrical) A type of audio connector.
JACK PLUGS, noun. Plural of jack plug
JACK PUDDING, noun. A buffoon character appearing in stage and street performances.
JACK RAFTER, noun. (UK) One of the shorter rafters used in constructing a hip or valley roof.
JACK RAFTER, noun. (US) Any secondary roof timber, such as the common rafters resting on purlins in a trussed roof; also, one of the pieces simulating extended rafters, used under the eaves in some styles of building.
JACK RUSSELL, noun. A breed of dog, usually white with brown patches. This breed is commonly found domesticated and kept as pets.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, noun. A type of small dog, usually brown and white coloured, often used by farmers for rodent control.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS, noun. Plural of Jack Russell terrier
JACK SHIT, pronoun. (vulgar) nothing, anything
JACK TAR, noun. (British) (idiomatic) Alternative spelling of jacktar
JACK TARS, noun. Plural of Jack Tar
JACK THE LAD, noun. (British) (slang) An irresponsible young man, seeking personal pleasure without regard to responsibilities. A rogue.
JACK THE RIPPER, proper noun. An unidentified 19th century murderer in England, who has become part of folklore.
JACK TIMBER, noun. (architecture) Any timber, such as a rafter, rib, or studding, which, being intercepted, is shorter than the others.
JACK TOWEL, noun. A roller towel.
JACK TRUSS, noun. In a hip roof, a minor truss used where the roof does not have its full section.
JACK UP, verb. To raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.
JACK UP, verb. (informal) To raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates.
JACK UP, verb. (colloquial) To ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for fuck up.
JACK UP, verb. (obsolete) (transitive and intransitive) (dialect) (West England and Australia) To give up; to abandon (something); to jig up, throw up, chuck up (give up, concede); to discontinue; to leave a job, break a contract; to jack in
JACK UP, verb. (NZ) To organise something.
JACK UP, verb. (basketball) (colloquial) To shoot, especially in the context of a poor shot opportunity.

Dictionary definition

JACK, noun. A small worthless amount; "you don't know jack".
JACK, noun. A man who serves as a sailor.
JACK, noun. Someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor.
JACK, noun. Immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted.
JACK, noun. A small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling.
JACK, noun. An electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug.
JACK, noun. 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.
JACK, noun. Small flag indicating a ship's nationality.
JACK, noun. One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince.
JACK, noun. Tool for exerting pressure or lifting.
JACK, noun. Any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas.
JACK, noun. Male donkey.
JACK, verb. Lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire".
JACK, verb. Hunt with a jacklight.

Wise words

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