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

From the menswear brand's Winter 2019 collection, the monochrome look consisted of a double-breasted jacket over a matching shirt, skinny tie, and trousers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zendaya Rocked a Suit and Tie at BAZAAR ICONS," 7 Sep. 2019 The versatile Jeff Marcus steals a few scenes as Audrey’s abusive, leather jacket-wearing boyfriend, a sadistic dentist, while also doing yeoman’s work in a variety of small roles. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "Lyric Stage’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a garden of grisly delights," 6 Sep. 2019 Pieces of wood or pipe were inserted into the plaster to increase the strength of each jacket. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, "How to Discover Dinosaurs," 3 Sep. 2019 Still the slightly waifish rogue, Jagger arrived in black shirt over a cropped black T-shirt and pants, layered with a series of sparkly jackets possibly borrowed from a Korean boy band. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Review/Photos: Rolling Stones reign as it pours at Hard Rock Stadium," 31 Aug. 2019 Thousands of life-jackets were scattered on the shore, like neon memento moris. The Economist, "Ben Quilty’s paintings depict violence, loss and “death jackets”," 9 Aug. 2019 Some jacket-less faithfuls in the crowd yelled out to Frampton. John Leyba, The Know, "PHOTOS: Peter Frampton’s farewell tour sells out Red Rocks," 1 Aug. 2019 The Doppio is essentially two tables in one, the furniture version of a reversible jacket. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Reversible Table Is Amazing," 31 July 2019 One of the more interesting effects Luna Tech crafted for Jackson was a set of three jackets with tiny explosive charges built into them. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "How an Alabama company made Kiss pyro and fake blood," 28 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The video, which premiered with the single, features Cabello as a diner waitress and Mendes as a leather jacketed James Dean-type. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes come together for a new single and music video 'Señorita'," 21 June 2019 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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