Jack meaning

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A jack is defined as the lowest ranking card of the royal cards in a playing deck.

An example of jack is above the ten card and below the queen in points.

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The definition of a jack is a machine used for lifting or moving something heavy.

An example of jack is what you would use to lift your car to change a flat tire.

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A device used for turning a spit.
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Any of various food and game fishes of the family Carangidae, found in tropical and temperate seas.
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Applejack.
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A male donkey; jackass.
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(slang) Money.
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(slang, former) Money.
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(colloquial) Nothing, jackshit.

You haven't done jack. Get up and get this room cleaned up right now!

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(informal) A man; a fellow.
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(sports) A pin used in some games of bowling.
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The male of certain animals, especially the ass.
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(slang) A small or worthless amount.

You don't know jack about that.

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To hunt or fish for with a jacklight.

Hunters illegally jacking deer.

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(baseball) To hit (a pitched ball) hard, especially for a home run.
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To hunt or fish by using a jacklight.
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To plug into an electronic device by means of a jack.
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A fruit-flavored alcoholic liquor, as applejack.
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Any of various machines used to lift, hoist, or move something heavy a short distance.

Hydraulic jack, automobile jack.

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A wooden bar attached to each key of a harpsichord, etc. that raises the plectrum when the key is depressed.
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Any of various birds, as a jackdaw.
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(elec.) A plug-in receptacle used to make electrical contact.
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(hunting) A torch or light used to attract fish or game at night.
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A small flag usually flown on a ship's bow to show nationality, often, specif., union jack.
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To raise by means of a jack.
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To hunt or fish for with a light.
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Male: of some animals.
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Male.

Jackass.

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Large or strong.

Jackboot.

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Boy; fellow.

Jack-in-the-box.

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A socket, receptacle or port. The term is widely used in the telephony and audio/video worlds; for example, the Registered Jack-11 (RJ-11) is the common telephone wall outlet. Microphones plug into phono jacks on amplifiers. In networking, "port" is the preferred term as in "the switch has 24 RJ-45 ports." However, people coming from the telephony world might say "the switch has 24 RJ-45 jacks." See audio jack, RJ-11, RJ-45 and plugs and sockets.
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A female connector or outlet with receptacles designed to receive the pins of a male plug in a plugand-jack connection. See also connector, plug, and RJ.
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A mechanical device used to raise and (temporarily) support a heavy object.

She used a jack to lift her car and changed the tire.

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A man or men in general.

Every man jack.

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A male animal.
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(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.
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(archaic) A knave (a servant or later, a deceitful man).
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(zoology) A male ass.
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Mangifera caesia, related to the mango tree.
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A surface-mounted connector for electrical, especially telecommunications, equipment.

Telephone jack.

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(sports) A target ball in bowls, etc; a jack-ball.
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(games) A small, six-pointed playing piece used in the game of jacks.
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(nautical) A small flag at the bow of a ship.
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(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.
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(military) A coarse and cheap medieval coat of defense, especially one made of leather.
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(two-up) A penny with a head on both sides, used for cheating. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243.)
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(slang) Money.
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(slang, Appalachians) A smooth often ovoid large gravel or small cobble in a natural water course.
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A common name for the freshwater pike, green pike or pickerel.
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A large California rockfish.
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Any marine fish or the species of the Carangidae family.
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A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine.
  • A device to pull off boots.
  • A sawhorse or sawbuck.
  • A machine for turning a spit; a smokejack.
  • (mining) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
  • A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles in a knitting machine.
  • A grating to separate and guide the threads in a warping machine; a heck box.
  • A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
  • A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
  • A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.
  • A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.
  • A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.
  • In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; also called hopper.
  • In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.
  • (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.
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To use a jack.

He jacked the car up so that he could replace the brake pads.

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If you want to jack your stats you just write off failures as invalid results.

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(colloquial) To steal something, typically an automobile. Contraction of carjacking.

Someone jacked my car last night!

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(intransitive) To dance by moving the torso forward and backward in a rippling motion.
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(slang, baseball) To hit (the ball) hard; especially, to hit (the ball) out of the field, producing a home run.
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A coarse mediaeval coat of defence, especially one made of leather.
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A male given name, also used as a pet form of John.
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(informal) A placeholder or conventional name for any man, particularly a younger, lower-class man.
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(informal, archaic) A Jack Tar, a sailor.
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(informal, archaic) A Jack Rum, a soldier.
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(slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
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(games) A playing card showing the figure of a servant or soldier and ranking below a queen.
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A jackrabbit.
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A socket that accepts a plug at one end and attaches to electric circuitry at the other.
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every man jack
  • every man; everyone
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(slang) jack around
  • to spend time in useless activity
  • to trifle or meddle (with)
  • to harass, treat with contempt, etc.
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jack off
  • to masturbate
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jack up
  • to raise by means of a jack
  • to raise (prices, salaries, etc.)
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Origin of jack

  • see jack

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Popular pet form of John through a Middle English form Jankin; rarely also an anglicized form of French Jacques (equivalent of Jacob and James). Though the name was originally a pet form, it has become more of an independent name.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English jakke (“any mechanical device”), from the name Jack, from Old French Jacques

    From Wiktionary

  • French jaque, jacque, perhaps from the proper name Jacques. Compare jacquerie.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the common name above.

    From Wiktionary