jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈja-kət \

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 \ 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

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Hinkle was sporting a green-and-black gown, while Shalhoub opted for a smart white jacket. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Has Arrived at the 2019 Golden Globes Looking Amazing," 7 Jan. 2019 Those same expats swear by the tailors at Hoa Fashion, up by West Lake, for expert copies of dresses, tops, pants, and jackets. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Those versions are your best bet for hanging up purses or jackets. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You'd Never Guess These Chic Rose Gold Hangers Are Command Hooks," 15 Oct. 2018 Few garments have caused as much of a media storm as that Zara jacket with its dismissive white graffiti scrawl. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018 Much like swaddling a baby, this jacket provides a constant, gentle pressure that comforts pets. Southern Living, "How to Keep Dogs Calm During Fireworks," 3 July 2018 In spite of the heat, many of them wore sweaters and nylon jackets. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 2018 The looks on Swifties’ faces say it all -- and check out that punk-rock stage jacket. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Taylor Swift's Best Instagram Moments From Her Reputation Tour (So Far)," 23 May 2018 Several teenagers, wrapped in heavy jackets, blankets and rubber mats, were also put over the concertina wire. Daniel Ochoa De Olza, The Seattle Times, "Border clash marks 2nd use of tear gas in just over a month," 2 Jan. 2019

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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More Definitions for jacket

jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈja-kət \

Kids Definition of jacket

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

jacket

noun
jack·​et | \ ˈjak-ət \

Medical Definition of jacket

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

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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