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Definitions of jack word
- noun jack Sir John Arthur ("Jack") 1926–2014, Australian racing-car driver and designer. 1
- verb with object jack to steal: Some neighborhood kids jacked her car and took it for a joyride. Hackers jacked my email account in a phishing scam. 1
- verb with object jack to rob: He got jacked on his way home from the club. 1
- verb without object jack to jacklight. 1
- adjective jack Carpentry. having a height or length less than that of most of the others in a structure; cripple: jack rafter; jack truss. 1
- idioms jack every man jack, everyone without exception: They presented a formidable opposition, every man jack of them. 1
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Origin of jack
First appearance:before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English jakke, Jakke used in addressing any male, especially a social inferior, variant of Jakken, variant of Jankin, equivalent to Jan John + -kin -kin; extended in sense to anything male, and as a designation for a variety of inanimate objects
Parts of speech for Jack
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for jack
- playing card — one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill.
- knave — an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
- card — A card is a piece of stiff paper or thin cardboard on which something is written or printed.
- court card — (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit
- picture card — face card
- raise — to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about.
- hoist — to hoist.
- shove — to move along by force from behind; push.
- boost — If one thing boosts another, it causes it to increase, improve, or be more successful.
- construct — to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
Antonyms for jack
- condemn — If you condemn something, you say that it is very bad and unacceptable.
- decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
- decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
- demote — If someone demotes you, they give you a lower rank or a less important position than you already have, often as a punishment.
- denounce — If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil.
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