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ˈdʒæk ɪtjack·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jacketnoun

    a short coat

  2. jacketnoun

    an outer wrapping or casing

    "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"

  3. crown, crownwork, jacket, jacket crown, capnoun

    (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth

    "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"

  4. jacketnoun

    the outer skin of a potato

  5. jacketverb

    the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition

  6. jacketverb

    provide with a thermally non-conducting cover

    "The tubing needs to be jacketed"

  7. jacketverb

    put a jacket on

    "The men were jacketed"


  1. jacketnoun

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

  2. jacketnoun

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

  3. jacketnoun

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

  4. jacketnoun

    A police record.

  5. jacketverb

    To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

  6. Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacketnoun

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

  2. Jacketnoun

    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. Jacketnoun

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

  4. Jacketnoun

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

  5. Jacketverb

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

  6. Jacketverb

    to thrash; to beat

  7. Etymology: [F. jaquette, dim. of jaque. See 3d Jack, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jacket

    jak′et, n. a short coat.—adj. Jack′eted, wearing a jacket. [O. Fr. jaquette, a jacket, or sleeveless coat, a dim. of O. Fr. jaque, a coat of mail, prob. ultimately conn. with Jacques.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jacket

    A doublet; any kind of outer coat.--Cork jacket, is lined with cork in pieces, in order to give it buoyancy, and yet a degree of flexibility, that the activity of the wearer may not be impeded in swimming.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jacket

    A short, close garment, extending downward to the hips; a short military coat is so called. In the manufacture of ordnance a tube inclosing and reinforcing another tube is called a jacket.

Editors Contribution

  1. jacket

    An item of clothing.

    Her jacket was beautiful and stylish.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Jacket

    Expressed originally the diminutive of the jacque--viz. a short or sleeveless coat of leather. See “Jack-boots.”

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jacket in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jacket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of jacket in a Sentence

  1. Nicolette Molina:

    At this new school Layla started coming home more quiet and less of herself, and started asking not to wear her shirts or R2-D2 jacket.

  2. Hiral Sanghavi:

    We had promised the delivery by Christmas, so we kind of spoiled that Christmas, so we shipped a pocket travel bottle with every jacket, hoping that they would forgive us.

  3. Jimmy Kimmel:

    Donald Trump showed up one night outside our show banging on the backstage door. It was 2007, Donald Trump had a half-finished bucket of chicken under Donald Trump arm, donald Trump was screaming that Donald Trump needed to use the bathroom, but unfortunately, there was someone in the bathroom. I believe it wasZach Braffwho was in the bathroom. So Donald Trump took a look around, Donald Trump stuffed the remainder chicken in Donald Trump jacket, Donald Trump dropped Donald Trump pants … Donald Trump did Donald Trump business in the bucket.

  4. Jesse Hughes:

    Several people hid in our dressing room and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.

  5. Allan Zeman:

    I don't wear ties, I don't wear a jacket, I don't wear socks, i felt that Hong Kong, as such an international city, needed an area like LKF. That's why I started it.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. bristly
    • C. bibulous
    • D. askant

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