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jack

noun (n)

  • a small worthless amount (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    You don't know jack.
    source: wordnet30
  • a man who serves as a sailor (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted (noun.food)
    Synonym: jackfruit, jak
    source: wordnet30
  • a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: jackstones
    source: wordnet30
  • small flag indicating a ship's nationality (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: knave
    source: wordnet30
  • tool for exerting pressure or lifting (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • male donkey (noun.animal)
    Synonym: jackass
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A coarse and cheap mediæval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A pitcher or can of waxed leather; -- called also black jack. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • lift with a special device (verb.contact)
    Synonym: jack up
    Example:
    Jack up the car so you can change the tire.
    source: wordnet30
  • hunt with a jacklight (verb.competition)
    Synonym: jacklight
    source: wordnet30
  • To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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