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Definitions for jackpot
ˈdʒækˌpɒtjack·pot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pot, jackpot, kittynoun

    the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

  2. jackpotnoun

    any outstanding award

GCIDE

  1. Jackpotnoun

    Same as jack pot. See under jack.

  2. Jackpotnoun

    Any larger-than-usual gambling prize formed by the accumulation of unwon bets.

  3. Jackpotnoun

    The highest gambling prize awarded in a gambling game in which smaller prizes are also awarded, especially such a prize on a slot machine.

  4. Jackpotnoun

    An unusually large success in an enterprise, either unexpected or unpredictable, esp. one providing a great financial benefit.

Wiktionary

  1. jackpotnoun

    A difficult situation.

    Etymology: Also jack-pot, "big prize," 1944, from slot machine sense (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) of antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better; from jack (n.) in the card-playing sense + pot (1). Earlier, in criminal slang, it meant "trouble," especially "an arrest" (1902).

  2. jackpotnoun

    A jumble of felled timber.

    Etymology: Also jack-pot, "big prize," 1944, from slot machine sense (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) of antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better; from jack (n.) in the card-playing sense + pot (1). Earlier, in criminal slang, it meant "trouble," especially "an arrest" (1902).

Freebase

  1. Jackpot

    Jackpot! is a television game show seen in three different runs between 1974 and 1990. Geoff Edwards hosted the original version of this Bob Stewart production from January 7, 1974 until September 26, 1975 on NBC. A second version, produced in Canada, aired from September 30, 1985 to December 30, 1988 on the USA Network in the U.S. and was hosted by Mike Darrow. A third version, again hosted by Edwards, ran from September 18, 1989 to March 16, 1990 in syndication and was filmed in Glendale, California. Elements of Jackpot! were later used in the GSN game show Hollywood Showdown. Its producer, Sande Stewart, became a production partner of his father during the 1980s.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackpot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackpot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of jackpot in a Sentence

  1. Michael Muturi:

    I felt like I won a jackpot, with my own car I will be able to afford a good house, take my kids to a good school and save for the future.

  2. Jonathan Zdziarski:

    The FBI would need to resign itself to the fact that such an exploit would only be viable for a few months, if released to other departments, it would be a temporary Vegas jackpot that would quickly get squandered on the case backlog.

  3. Jimmy Smits:

    I thought I hit the jackpot with' L.A. Law,' but to have [' NYPD Blue' ] come around the way it did, for whatever the artistic reasons were, it didn't happen, and then it wound up that it came back to me. It was just like, I can't [ say no ]. That was like' Lightning can't struck twice.'.

  4. The Belfast-born Branagh:

    Judi Dench both provides that emotional trigger, and has the mastery of the language, so it's the most comprehensive demolition of a foolish human being that one might imagine, when it's ... embodied by someone like Judi Dench you know you have a wonderful piece of dramatic writing embodied by a great performer and you hit the jackpot.

  5. Bruce Sullivan:

    Higher amounts over the next two days will probably be across southern Indiana and Illinois and eastward through Ohio into western Pennsylvania, that's where it looks like the jackpot will be.

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