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

Penury sported tan riding pants, black boots, a jacket, and a dapper bowler hat for the outing. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "At Nearly 93, Queen Elizabeth Is Still Horseback Riding Like a Boss," 9 Apr. 2019 Sophie had no fewer than seven Juicy Couture sweatsuits: seven terry jackets and seven matching pairs of pants, inscribed on the seat with an all-caps JUICY. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Turkey dinner Bush wears an Army track jacket and holds a large cooked turkey, referring back to an Iraq visit one holiday. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Happy birthday to George W. Bush, the most doll-friendly president," 6 July 2018 Despite the summer heat, Baldwin, 21, wore a denim-on-denim Versace ensemble, opting for a ¾ length jacket and matching jeans that were both emblazoned with the designer’s name. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Holding Hands! Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Get Affectionate During N.Y.C. Dinner Date," 6 July 2018 Each camp participant received a letterman’s jacket and a lifetime subscription to an online career resource center, said Liz Fraumann, the foundation’s executive director. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Students up security skills at 'Cyber Boot Camp'," 27 June 2018 According to a news release, the brand launched in 2011 and sells everything from T-shirts and polos to sports jackets and performance wear. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "New retailer, Untuckit, coming to Kenwood Towne Centre," 26 June 2018 The second image sees Lively in an army green jacket, natural makeup, and her wavy hair let down. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Just Shared the Sweetest PDA Picture on Instagram," 15 Apr. 2019 And thick rib knit cuffs on the sleeves and bottom of the jacket mean the wind won't be shooting up to freeze you from the inside out. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "PM Approved: Carhartt's Active Jac," 19 Nov. 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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