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English noun: jack

1. jack (quantity) a small worthless amount

SamplesYou don't know jack.

Synonymsdiddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, shit, squat

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

2. Jack (person) a man who serves as a sailor

Synonymsgob, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

Broader (hypernym)crewman, sailor

Narrower (hyponym)able seaman, able-bodied seaman, bargee, bargeman, bo's'n, bo'sun, boatswain, bos'n, bosun, deckhand, helmsman, lighterman, officer, pilot, roustabout, sea lawyer, ship's officer, steerer, steersman, whaler

3. jack (person) someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

Synonymslaborer, labourer, manual laborer

Broader (hypernym)working man, working person, workingman, workman

Narrower (hyponym)agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer, bracero, cleaner, day laborer, day labourer, digger, dishwasher, dock worker, dock-walloper, docker, dockhand, dockworker, drudge, faller, feller, fireman, galley slave, gandy dancer, gipsy, gravedigger, gypsy, hand, hewer, hired hand, hired man, hod carrier, hodman, itinerant, loader, logger, longshoreman, lumberjack, lumberman, lumper, miner, mineworker, mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, navvy, peon, platelayer, porter, rail-splitter, sawyer, section hand, skinner, splitter, sprayer, stacker, steeplejack, stevedore, stoker, tracklayer, woodcutter, wrecker, yardman

4. jack (food) immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted

Synonymsjackfruit, jak

Broader (hypernym)edible fruit

Part meronymArtocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, jackfruit tree

5. jack (artifact) a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling

Broader (hypernym)ball

Part meronymbowls, lawn bowling

6. jack (artifact) an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug

Broader (hypernym)electrical device

Narrower (hyponym)phone jack, telephone jack

7. jack (artifact) game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks


Broader (hypernym)game equipment

8. jack (artifact) small flag indicating a ship's nationality

Broader (hypernym)flag

9. jack (artifact) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince


Broader (hypernym)court card, face card, picture card

10. jack (artifact) tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Broader (hypernym)tool

Narrower (hyponym)bumper jack, jackscrew, screw jack

11. jack (animal) any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

Broader (hypernym)carangid, carangid fish

Narrower (hyponym)Alectis ciliaris, amberfish, amberjack, banded rudderfish, blue runner, Caranx bartholomaei, Caranx crysos, Caranx hippos, crevalle jack, Elagatis bipinnulata, jack crevalle, kingfish, leatherjack, leatherjacket, rainbow runner, rudderfish, runner, Seriola dorsalis, Seriola grandis, Seriola zonata, thread-fish, threadfish, yellow jack, yellowtail

Member meronymCarangidae, family Carangidae

12. jack (animal) male donkey


Broader (hypernym)ass

English verb: jack

1. jack (contact) lift with a special device

SamplesJack up the car so you can change the tire.

Synonymsjack up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

2. jack (competition) hunt with a jacklight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down

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