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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


Synonymsjackstones


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


Synonymsknave


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


Synonymsjackass


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


Synonymsjacklight


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


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









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