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

He was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue writing, black basketball shorts with green stripes, white Nike shoes and a gray jacket. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis police ask public to help search for missing man headed to Milwaukee's north side on foot," 21 June 2019 All bright, all flowers, all hoodies, all blue, all black, all red, all black, all nighties, all winter, sweats, jackets. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Britney Spears Gives a Tour of Her Freshly Organized Closet," 14 June 2019 For the joint engagement with her husband, Duchess Kate wore black skinny jeans, chunky Chloé boots, and a khaki jacket. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Keeps It Casual in Skinny Jeans and Chunky Boots," 11 June 2019 Wearing a pink and white gown, the rapper wrapped herself in a cozy pink and white jacket. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Lizzo Had Pink Hair for the Met Gala 2019," 7 May 2019 Makers of sportswear and fleece jackets are trying to address concerns about tiny plastic particles from synthetic clothing finding their way into seafood and drinking water. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "The Tiny Plastics in Your Clothes Are Becoming a Big Problem," 7 Mar. 2019 Meanwhile, good-natured cast members attempted to keep cool despite being dressed in heavy sweaters and jackets in 80-degree weather. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Christmas in Evergreen' Movie Was Filmed in a Village You Can Visit," 18 Nov. 2018 The women introduced new aesthetic choices to note — such as the fact that nearly all of them wore square-cut, collarless jackets or brightly colored blazers, occasionally long enough to suggest a lab coat. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Silicon Valley brings its “humanist,” “minimalist” aesthetic to Brooklyn.," 31 Oct. 2018 In the most recent incident, Crane-Madsen was seen putting a $298 dress and a $995 jacket in a bag and leaving the store. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Blotter: 6 Dyson vacuums stolen from Lowe's in Northbrook," 6 July 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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