Definitions for jacketˈdʒæk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jack•etˈdʒæk ɪt(n.)

  1. a short coat, in any of various forms, usu. opening down the front.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a garmentlike article designed to be placed around the body for some use other than as clothing.

    Ref: Compare life jacket, straitjacket.

  3. a protective outer covering.

  4. the skin of a potato, esp. when it has been cooked.

  5. a removable paper cover for protecting the binding of a book, usu. bearing the title and author's name.

  6. an envelope, holder, or cover of cardboard or paper, as for a phonograph record or a document.

  7. a metal casing, as the steel covering around the barrel of a gun or the core of a bullet.

    Category: Machinery

  8. (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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jacket(noun)

    a short coat

  2. jacket(noun)

    an outer wrapping or casing

    "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"

  3. 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"

  4. jacket(noun)

    the outer skin of a potato

  5. jacket(verb)

    the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition

  6. jacket(verb)

    provide with a thermally non-conducting cover

    "The tubing needs to be jacketed"

  7. jacket(verb)

    put a jacket on

    "The men were jacketed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jacket(noun)ʤˈækət

    a piece of clothing for the upper body, worn for protection from weather

    a winter jacket

  2. jacketʤˈækət

    a cover on a book

    He removed the jacket from the book.


  1. jacket(Noun)

    A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.

  2. jacket(Noun)

    A piece of a person suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat

  3. jacket(Noun)

    A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)

  4. jacket(Noun)

    A police record.

  5. jacket(Verb)

    To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

  6. Origin: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacket(noun)

    a short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts

  2. Jacket(noun)

    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

  3. Jacket(noun)

    in ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired

  4. Jacket(noun)

    a garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket

  5. Jacket(verb)

    to put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket

  6. Jacket(verb)

    to thrash; to beat


  1. Jacket

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jacket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3389

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jacket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2615

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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