What does jacket mean?

Definitions for jacket
ˈdʒæk ɪtjack·et

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. jacket(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

  2. jacket(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

  3. jacket(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

  4. jacket(Noun)

    A police record.

    Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

  5. jacket(Verb)

    To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

    Etymology: From jacquet, diminutive of jaque.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacket(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  3. Jacket(noun)

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

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

  4. Jacket(noun)

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

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

  5. Jacket(verb)

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

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

  6. Jacket(verb)

    to thrash; to beat

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

Freebase

  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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How to say jacket in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Tiger Woods:

    To have them experience what it feels like to be part of a major championship and watch their dad fail and not get it done, and now to be a part of it when I did get it done, I think it's two memories that they will never forget, just watching them fight over the Green Jacket on the airplane was pretty funny. 'I want to wear it! no, I want to wear it!' — and that's something I certainly will never forget.

  2. James Curleigh:

    My son, I know, will want this jacket.

  3. Tony Sykes:

    I was half a pitch away, i had a plastic jacket on and it was almost melting.

  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. Vince Crudele:

    It’s obvious he’s doing an inspection. Kevin’s wearing his blue wool firefighter pants, he’s got a radio and [a department] jacket and shirt on, it’s unfortunate that somebody would mistake an Oakland firefighter, a professional who would go into harm’s way every day to protect citizens, as someone who was there for criminal intent. Kevin’s out there doing his job well and representing the Oakland Fire Department with the highest integrity.

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