jack in English
- jack ⇄ expr. every man jack. See under man jack. english
- jack ⇄ expr. jack up,
a. to lift with a jack.
Ex. He jacked up the car to change a flat tire. As soon as [the bridge] reaches its position, it is jacked up (Scientific American).
b. to raise (as prices, wages, or rates).
- jack ⇄ expr. jacks, a child's game in which pieces of metal or pebbles are tossed up and caught in various ways; jackstones. Each player bounces the ball and picks up the jacks in between bounces.
Ex. After supper, Charlotte Loomis would sit on the frontenglish
- jack ⇄ jack (1), noun, verb. english
- jack ⇄ jack (2), noun.
1. an East Indian tree of the mulberry family, widely grown for its fruit, resembling the breadfruit but larger and coarser, and for its fine-grained, yellow or brown wood.
2. the fruit of this tree.
3. the wood of thisenglish
- jack ⇄ jack (3), noun.
1. a sleeveless coat, usually leather, worn for protection by foot soldiers during the Middle Ages.
2. a waxed leather container for holding liquor.english
- jack ⇄ noun 1. a portable tool or machine for lifting or pushing up heavy weights a short distance.
Ex. He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tire.
2a. a playing card with a picture of a servant, soldier, or court page on it; knave. english
Ex. to jack a car.
2. (U.S.) to hunt (game or fish) at night with a jack light.
3. to raise or push; jack up.
Ex. Congress happily continued this expansive tradition, jacking the appropria