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Definition 1: any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas - [noun denoting animal]

(jack is a kind of ...) a percoid fish of the family Carangidae

(... is a kind of jack ) large game fish of Australia and New Zealand

(... is a kind of jack ) fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters

(... is a kind of jack ) game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin

(... is a kind of jack ) any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes

(... is a kind of jack ) fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins

(... is a kind of jack ) any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales

(... is a kind of jack ) streamlined cigar-shaped jack; good game fish

(... is a kind of jack ) fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil

(... is a kind of jack ) fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

(... is a kind of jack ) fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

(... is a member of jack) large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas

Definition 2: male donkey - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse

Definition 3: tool for exerting pressure or lifting - [noun denoting artifact]

(jack is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of jack ) a jack for lifting a motor vehicle by the bumper

(... is a kind of jack ) screw-operated jack

Definition 4: one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face

Definition 5: small flag indicating a ship's nationality - [noun denoting artifact]

(jack is a kind of ...) emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

Definition 6: game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

Definition 7: an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug - [noun denoting artifact]

(jack is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of jack ) a jack for plugging in a telephone

Definition 8: a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling - [noun denoting artifact]

(jack is a kind of ...) round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve" "the mayor threw out the first ball" "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

(... is part of jack) a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack

Definition 9: immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

(... is part of jack) East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds

Definition 10: a man who serves as a sailor - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) any member of a ship's crew

(... is a kind of jack ) a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills

(... is a kind of jack ) an argumentative and contentious seaman

(... is a kind of jack ) a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

(... is a kind of jack ) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

(... is a kind of jack ) someone who operates a barge

(... is a kind of jack ) the person who steers a ship

(... is a kind of jack ) a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor

(... is a kind of jack ) a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

(... is a kind of jack ) a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales

Definition 11: someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) an employee who performs manual or industrial labor

(... is a kind of jack ) a person who tills the soil for a living

(... is a kind of jack ) a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks

(... is a kind of jack ) a person employed to carry luggage and supplies

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences

(... is a kind of jack ) one who is employed to saw wood

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer assigned to a section gang

(... is a kind of jack ) a worker who applies spray to a surface

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who builds up a stack or pile

(... is a kind of jack ) someone who builds or maintains very tall structures

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)

(... is a kind of jack ) cuts down trees and chops wood as a job

(... is a kind of jack ) someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job

(... is a kind of jack ) a worker who drives mules

(... is a kind of jack ) laborer who works in a mine

(... is a kind of jack ) a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II

(... is a kind of jack ) someone whose occupation is cleaning

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who digs

(... is a kind of jack ) someone who washes dishes

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang

(... is a kind of jack ) a person who earns a living by digging graves

(... is a kind of jack ) a person who hews

(... is a kind of jack ) a hired laborer on a farm or ranch

"the hired hand fixed the railing" "a ranch hand"

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

"itinerant traders"

(... is a kind of jack ) a person who fells trees

(... is a kind of jack ) a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)

Definition 12: a small worthless amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where jack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you don't know jack

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 13: hunt with a jacklight - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 14: lift with a special device - [verb of contact]

Samples where jack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jack up the car so you can change the tire

Synonyms for jack in the sense of this definition

(jack is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

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