What does jab mean?

Definitions for jabdʒæb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jab.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(noun)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  2. jab(noun)

    a quick short straight punch

  3. dig, jab(verb)

    the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

  4. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

  5. jab(verb)

    strike or punch with quick and short blows

  6. stab, jab(verb)

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

Wiktionary

  1. jab(Noun)

    A quick stab or blow

  2. jab(Noun)

    , a short straight punch (wikipedia:Jab)

  3. jab(Noun)

    A medical injection

  4. jab(Noun)

    In American English, the word jab is also used when someone is bothering someone else, what is commonly known as verbal jabs. "Don't throw jabs at me" and "Quit jabbing!" are popular sayings. This may be because the verbal annoyances are not substantial attacks, and are similar to a boxing jab in that they are only annoying (not a knockout blow).

  5. jab(Verb)

    To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.

  6. jab(Verb)

    To deliver a quick punch.

  7. jab(Verb)

    To give someone an injection

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jab(verb)

    to thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t

  2. Jab(noun)

    a thrust or stab

  3. Origin: [Cf. Job.]

Freebase

  1. Jab

    A jab is a type of punch used in the martial arts. Several variations of the jab exist, but every jab shares these characteristics: while in a fighting stance, the lead fist is thrown straight ahead and the arm is fully extended. It is an overhand punch; at the moment of impact, the pronated fist is generally held in a horizontal orientation with the palm facing the ground.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jab in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of jab

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Translations for jab

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • JabGerman
  • pinchazo, golpear, golpe abruptoSpanish
  • sohaisu, tökkäistä, ruiske, tökätä, tökkäys, piikki, survaista, pistos, pisto, sohaista, pistääFinnish
  • piqueFrench
  • प्रहारHindi
  • prikDutch
  • jabNorwegian
  • pica, injeção, injecçãoPortuguese
  • джеб, толчок, удар, укол, пырнуть, пинок, ударить, пихнутьRussian

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