jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈja-kət How to pronounce jacket (audio) \

Definition of jacket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening, collar, lapels, sleeves, and pockets
b : something worn or fastened around the body but not for use as clothing
2a(1) : the natural covering of an animal
(2) : the fur or wool of a mammal
b : the skin of a potato
3 : an outer covering or casing: such as
a(1) : a thermally nonconducting cover
(2) : a covering that encloses an intermediate space through which a temperature-controlling fluid circulates
(3) : a tough cold-worked metal casing that forms the outer shell of a built-up bullet
b(1) : a wrapper or open envelope for a document
(2) : an envelope for enclosing registered mail during delivery from one post office to another
c(1) : a detachable protective cover for a book
(2) : a paper or cardboard envelope for a phonograph record

jacket

verb
jacketed; jacketing; jackets

Definition of jacket (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put a jacket on : enclose in or with a jacket

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Other Words from jacket

Noun

jacketless \ -​ləs How to pronounce jacketless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of jacket in a Sentence

Noun

a suit with a double-breasted jacket slip the art book into its jacket so it won't get dirty

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Mort Harris was a young man in a brown leather jacket piloting a freezing cold B-17 Flying Fortress with a 10-man crew during a bombing mission near Caen, France. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan D-Day veteran, 99, says he's not a hero," 6 June 2019 Appearing in court in black yoga pants, a red tank top and a grey jacket, Anglin was scheduled to be released on a $100,000 unsecured bail. Natalie Weber, Houston Chronicle, "Richmond woman indicted on four counts including fraud, false statements," 5 June 2019 Men could wear short-sleeve Oxford shirts instead of jackets; women can feel less of a need to bundle up in heavy cardigans or use space heaters under their desks. Kara Alaimo, Twin Cities, "Kara Alaimo: The great corporate female freeze-out," 4 June 2019 Featuring the iconic Starter logo in patchwork layered over Acne’s minimalistic jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and jackets, the capsule collection is seriously a slam dunk. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Acne Studios Celebrates Game 1 of the NBA Finals With a New Collab," 30 May 2019 The Duke of Edinburgh, who wore a tan jacket, a matching cap, and gloves, was accompanied by two female aides in the back of the buggy. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "At 97, Prince Philip Is Still Carriage Driving Around the Grounds of Windsor Castle," 5 Apr. 2019 Among seasonal offerings, Slimane built a core collection available year round: perfecto jackets, skinny black jeans, simple blazers, Chelsea boots. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "Exclusive: Step Inside YSL’s New Parisian Headquarters," 15 Feb. 2019 The Jacket He very quickly shed his coat, revealing another jacket, the latter of which sported some pink and orange details. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Adam Levine Wore 4 Outfits at the Super Bowl and Fans Mercilessly Mocked Them All," 4 Feb. 2019 Unlike the regular security line, PreCheck passengers don't need to remove their shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, and light jackets, which means less time in line—and more in the lounge. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get TSA PreCheck: Everything You Need to Know," 11 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Townes told reporters that Porter Moser, the checker-jacketed, square-jawed coach of the Ramblers, asked his players to keep their heads held high in his postgame speech. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "When the tears dried, Loyola realized its place in college basketball lore," 31 Mar. 2018 Restaurant kitchens offered him the chance to work with ingredients and equipment that weren’t available to him at home, like black truffles or a steam jacketed kettle. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Simple and good flavors are trending in the Mesh kitchen. Try your hand at these recipes!," 19 Dec. 2017 The company is straight-jacketed by the government’s insistence on a financial return from the network, even though as a wholesaler NBN Co. can’t sell directly to the public and set the final price of a connection. Angus Whitley, Bloomberg.com, "Australia Has Slower Internet Than Kenya, Russia and Hungary," 4 Oct. 2017 These outspoken pals, known collectively as The Chauvinists, include a retired Army colonel, a French philosophy student, a leather-jacketed rowdy named Fast Eddie and an elderly fisherman. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "One-Man Comedy Show 'Male Intellect' Appeals To Specific Audience," 25 Sep. 2017 The scuba-like little white dress was complete with a moto collar reminiscent of the biker jackets worn by stylish women all over the French capital. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron Have Entirely Opposite Takes on French Style in Paris," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of jacket

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jacket

Noun

Middle English jaket, from Anglo-French jackés, plural, diminutive of Middle French jaque short jacket, from jacques peasant, from the name Jacques James

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jacket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jacket

: a piece of clothing that is worn on your upper body over another piece of clothing (such as a shirt) : a usually short and light coat
: a paper cover that protects a book and that can be removed
chiefly US : a paper, cardboard, or plastic envelope for holding a record, CD, or DVD

jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈja-kət How to pronounce jacket (audio) \

Kids Definition of jacket

1 : a short coat
2 : an outer cover or casing a book jacket

jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈjak-ət How to pronounce jacket (audio) \

Medical Definition of jacket

1 : a rigid covering that envelops the upper body and provides support, correction, or restraint

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jacket

noun
jack·​et

Legal Definition of jacket

: a standard insurance policy to which other coverage or exclusions may be attached

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