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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


  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.


  1. jackpotnoun

    A difficult situation.

  2. jackpotnoun

    A jumble of felled timber.

  3. 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).


  1. jackpot

    A jackpot is a large or significant prize, cash amount, or reward won in a game or lottery, often accumulated until it is won. The term can also refer to a particularly significant success or achievement.


  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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  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. Attorney Bobbi Sternheim:

    They will recount their memories, memories of a quarter century ago, memories that have been corrupted by things that have happened throughout the years, manipulated by a narcissistic man and self-interested civil lawyers, and a desire for a big jackpot of money.

  2. Mandela Barnes:

    They assume Black guy, rapper -- jackpot ! It's like that is their only association with Black people -- color of skin and hip-hop music.

  3. Harold Diamond:

    I went to play golf the next day and the guys in the clubhouse were talking about the jackpot-winning ticket someone bought at a Valero on Route 302, and I thought, wait a minute I bought a ticket there last night!

  4. 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.'.

  5. 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.

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