Definitions for jacketˈdʒæk ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a short coat, in any of various forms, usu. opening down the front.
a garmentlike article designed to be placed around the body for some use other than as clothing.
Ref: Compare life jacket, straitjacket.
a protective outer covering.
the skin of a potato, esp. when it has been cooked.
a removable paper cover for protecting the binding of a book, usu. bearing the title and author's name.
an envelope, holder, or cover of cardboard or paper, as for a phonograph record or a document.
a metal casing, as the steel covering around the barrel of a gun or the core of a bullet.
(v.t.)to put a jacket on.
Origin of jacket:
1425–75; jaket < MF ja(c)quet=jaque(s) jacket, short, plain upper garment, prob. after jacques peasant (see Jacquerie ) +-et -et
a short coat
an outer wrapping or casing
"phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
crown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, cap(noun)
(dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
"tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
the outer skin of a potato
the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
provide with a thermally non-conducting cover
"The tubing needs to be jacketed"
put a jacket on
"The men were jacketed"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a piece of clothing for the upper body, worn for protection from weather
a winter jacket
a cover on a book
He removed the jacket from the book.
A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
A piece of a person suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat
A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
A police record.
To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.
Origin: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.
a short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts
an outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc
in ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired
a garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket
to put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket
to thrash; to beat
A jacket is a hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jacket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3389
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jacket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2615
Rank popularity for the word 'jacket' in Nouns Frequency: #1224
Translations for jacket
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a short coat
He wore brown trousers and a blue jacket.
- baadjie, py, jakkie, jekker(t), mantelAfrikaans
- casacoPortuguese (BR)
- die JackeGerman
- کت؛ نیم تنهFarsi
- giacca, giacchettaItalian
- کت؛ نیم تنهPersian
- كرتۍ، جاكټ، دژووپوست، دپټاټوپوستكى: دكتاب پوښPashto
- jacka, kavaj, blazerSwedish
- 短外套Chinese (Trad.)
- жакет; курткаUkrainian
- ایک چھوٹا آستینوں والا کوٹUrdu
- áo vétVietnamese
- 短上衣，夹克Chinese (Simp.)
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