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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
jack
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Jack Bauer
Jack Frost
Jack Robinson
Jack the Lad
jumping jack
Union Jack
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
hydraulic
▪ They plan to use a hydraulic jack to lift the assembly up and out of the reactor.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
I'm all right Jack
all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)
before you can say Jack Robinson
every man jack
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He put his finger in the jack of the outlet.
▪ Iain, skipping his father, then extricated them by trailing the jack and adding perfect drawing shots to collect a four.
▪ Twin motor jack on stabilizer for pitch trim.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
up
▪ By jacking up the price of the cheapest disposal route, a landfill tax makes other options look more attractive.
▪ But they are not mere company drones used only to jack up corporate profits.
▪ Lizzy looked over the child's head to where the man was jacking up.
▪ Ever since Congress decided to jack up the price of sugar.
▪ The wage explosions also had an immediate economic impact: by jacking up costs they squeezed profits further and boosted inflation.
▪ For the first time in years, there were no stadium tours to jack up the year-end grosses.
▪ Companies bid low to get the first contract, assuming they can jack up the price later.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But they are not mere company drones used only to jack up corporate profits.
▪ By jacking up the price of the cheapest disposal route, a landfill tax makes other options look more attractive.
▪ Ever since Congress decided to jack up the price of sugar.
▪ For the first time in years, there were no stadium tours to jack up the year-end grosses.
▪ So I couldn't jack it in when things were going well.
▪ We've come to tell you to jack it in.
▪ We were always putting pressure on him to jack it in.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
jack

Jurel \Ju"rel\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts ( Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse crevall['e], jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other species of Caranx (as Caranx fallax) are also sometimes called jurel.

jack

Pike \Pike\, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see Pie magpie), and E. spike. Cf. Pick, n. & v., Peak, Pique.]

  1. (Mil.) A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.

  2. A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target.
    --Beau. & Fl.

  3. A hayfork. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    --Tusser.

  4. A pick. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Wright. Raymond.

  5. A pointed or peaked hill. [R.]

  6. A large haycock. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Halliwell.

  7. A turnpike; a toll bar.
    --Dickens.

  8. (Zo["o]l.) sing. & pl. A large fresh-water fish ( Esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; -- called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.

    Note: Blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the wall-eye. See Wall-eye.

    Gar pike. See under Gar.

    Pike perch (Zo["o]l.), any fresh-water fish of the genus Stizostedion (formerly Lucioperca). See Wall-eye, and Sauger.

    Pike pole, a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.

    Pike whale (Zo["o]l.), a finback whale of the North Atlantic ( Bal[ae]noptera rostrata), having an elongated snout; -- called also piked whale.

    Sand pike (Zo["o]l.), the lizard fish.

    Sea pike (Zo["o]l.), the garfish (a) .

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Jack

masc. proper name, 1218, probably an anglicization of Old French Jacques (which was a diminutive of Latin Jacobus; see Jacob), but in English the name always has been associated with Johan, Jan "John," and some have argued that it is a native formation.\n

\nAlliterative coupling of Jack and Jill is from 15c. (Ienken and Iulyan). In England, applied familiarly or contemptuously to anybody (especially one of the lower classes) from late 14c. Later used especially of sailors (1650s; Jack-tar is from 1781). In U.S., as a generic name addressed to an unknown stranger, attested from 1889.

jack

1860, jack up "hoist, raise," American English, from the noun (see jack (n.)). Figurative sense "increase (prices, etc.)" is 1904, American English. Related: Jacked; jacking. Jack off (v.) "to masturbate" is attested from 1916, probably from jack (n.) in the sense of "penis."

jack

late 14c., jakke "a mechanical device," from the masc. name Jack. The proper name was used in Middle English for "any common fellow" (mid-14c.), and thereafter extended to various appliances replacing servants (1570s). Used generically of men (jack-of-all-trades, 1610s), male animals (1620s, see jackass, jackdaw, etc.), and male personifications (1520s, such as Jack Frost, 1826).\n

\nAs the name of a device for pulling off boots, from 1670s. The jack in a pack of playing cards (1670s) is in German Bauer "peasant." Jack shit "nothing at all" is attested by 1968, U.S. slang. The plant jack-in-the-pulpit is attested by 1837. Jack the Ripper was active in London 1888. The jack of Union Jack is a nautical term for "small flag at the bow of a ship" (1630s).

Wiktionary
jack

Etymology 1 n. 1 A mechanical device used to raise and (temporarily) support a heavy object, e.g. screw jack, scissor jack, hydraulic jack, ratchet jack, scaffold jack. 2 A man or men in general. 3 A male animal. 4 A male ass. 5 (context card games English) The card ranking between the (term: ten) and (term: queen) of any suit, picturing a knave or prince on its face. In some card games has a value of eleven based on its rank, but in many card games has a value of ten like the ''ten'', ''queen'', and (term: king) cards. Also called a ''knave''. 6 (context archaic English) A knave (a servant or later, a deceitful man). 7 (taxlink Mangifera caesia species noshow=1), related to the mango tree. 8 A surface-mounted connector for electrical, especially telecommunications, equipment. 9 (context sports English) A target ball in bowls, etc; a jack-ball. 10 (context games English) A small, six-pointed playing piece used in the game of jacks. 11 (context colloquial euphemistic English) Nothing, jack shit. 12 (context nautical English) A small flag at the bow of a ship. 13 (context nautical English) A naval ensign flag flown from the main mast, mizzen mast, or the aft-most major mast of (especially) British sailing warships; Union Jack. 14 (context military English) A coarse and cheap medieval coat of defense, especially one made of leather. 15 A penny with a head on both sides, used for cheating.Sidney J. Baker, ''The Australian Language'', second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243. 16 (context slang English) money. 17 (context slang Appalachians English) A smooth often ovoid large gravel or small cobble in a natural water course. 18 A common name for the freshwater pike, (vern: green pike) or pickerel. 19 A large California rockfish. 20 Any marine fish or the species of the Carangidae family. 21 (context obsolete nautical English) A sailor, a jacktar. 22 (context obsolete English) A pitcher or can of waxed leather, supposed to resemble a jackboot; a black-jack. 23 (context UK dialect obsolete English) A drinking measure holding half a pint or, sometimes, a quarter of a pint. 24 A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine. 25 # A device to pull off boots. 26 # A sawhorse or sawbuck. 27 # A machine for turning a spit; a smokejack. 28 # (context mining English) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting. 29 # A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles in a knitting machine. 30 # A grating to separate and guide the threads in a warping machine; a heck box. 31 # A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine. 32 # A compact, portable machine for plane metal. 33 # A machine for slicking or pebbling leather. 34 # A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed. 35 # A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught. 36 # In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; also called hopper. 37 # In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself. 38 # (context nautical English) A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; also called jack crosstree. 39 Female ended electrical connector (see :w:en:Electrical_connector) 40 Electrical connector in a fixed position (see :w:en:Gender_of_connectors_and_fasteners) vb. 1 (context transitive English) To use a jack. 2 (context transitive English) To raise or increase. 3 To produce by freeze distillation; to distil (an alcoholic beverage) by freezing it and removing the ice (which is water), leaving the alcohol (which remains liquid). 4 (context transitive colloquial English) To steal something, typically an automobile. Shortened form of carjacking. 5 (context intransitive English) To dance by moving the torso forward and backward in a ripple motion. Etymology 2

vb. (context transitive slang baseball English) To hit (the ball) hard; especially, to hit (the ball) out of the field, producing a home run. Etymology 3

n. A coarse mediaeval coat of defence, especially one made of leather. Etymology 4

n. A jackfruit tree.

WordNet
jack
  1. v. lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire" [syn: jack up]

  2. hunt with a jacklight [syn: jacklight]

jack
  1. n. a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack" [syn: diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, squat, shit]

  2. a man who serves as a sailor [syn: mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog]

  3. someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor [syn: laborer, manual laborer, labourer]

  4. immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit of; its seeds are commonly roasted [syn: jackfruit, jak]

  5. an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug

  6. game equipment consisting of one of several small objects picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks

  7. small flag indicating a ship's nationality

  8. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince [syn: knave]

  9. tool for exerting pressure or lifting

  10. any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm-temperate seas

  11. male donkey [syn: jackass]

Gazetteer
Jack -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 8763
Housing Units (2000): 3668
Land area (2000): 916.609219 sq. miles (2374.006877 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.504784 sq. miles (9.077349 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 920.114003 sq. miles (2383.084226 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.208587 N, 98.169992 W
Headwords:
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Jack, TX
Jack County
Jack County, TX
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Jack (playing card)

A Jack is a playing card which, in traditional French and English decks, pictures a man in the traditional or historic aristocratic dress generally associated with Europe of the 16th or 17th century. The usual rank of a Jack, within its suit, plays as if it were an 11 (that is, between the 10 and the Queen). As the lowest face (or "court") card, the Jack often represents a minimum standard — for example, many poker games require a minimum hand of a pair of Jacks ("Jacks or better") in order to continue play.

Jack (1996 film)

Jack is a 1996 American comedy film starring Robin Williams and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film co-stars Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby, and Brian Kerwin. Williams plays the role of Jack Powell, a boy who ages four times faster than normal as a result of Werner syndrome, a form of progeria.

Jack (Tekken)

refers to multiple fictional characters in the game Tekken. The character is an android, first introduced under the name "Jack" in the original video game Tekken. Subsequent Tekken games feature an upgraded model with a slightly different name, with the exception of Tekken 4, in which he makes no appearance. There is also a prototype model under the name "Prototype Jack".

Jack (device)

A jack is a mechanical device used as a lifting device to lift heavy loads or to apply great forces. A '''mechanical jack '''employs a screw thread for lifting heavy equipment. A hydraulic jack uses hydraulic power. The most common form is a car jack, floor jack or garage jack, which lifts vehicles so that maintenance can be performed. Jacks are usually rated for a maximum lifting capacity (for example, 1.5 tons or 3 tons). Industrial jacks can be rated for many tons of load.

Jack (flag)

A jack or naval jack is a national flag flown from a short jackstaff at the bow of a warship or other vessel, while the ensign is flown on the stern.

In some countries, ships of other government institutions may fly the naval jack, e.g. the ships of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the case of the jack of the United States.

Merchant ships may fly a house flag or the flag of its port of registration at the bow. Yachts may in some countries fly the owner's personal pennon or the burgee of a yacht club as a jack.

Jacks in bowsprits or foremasts appeared in the 17th century. The word "jack" is said to result from the signature Jacques of King James I in whose reign (1603–1625) the Union Jack was designed.

Jack (webcomic)

Jack is a furry webcomic by David Hopkins. It is set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals.

Jack focuses on its title character, a wizened green rabbit who lives in Hell. He is the embodiment of the deadly sin wrath, whose punishment is being the Grim Reaper. In life, the unfairness of some deaths, particularly towards the ones he loved, made him angry. In his position as Grim Reaper, he now has to witness more death, the cause of his wrath. Jack attempts to remember the sins he did in life in order to be forgiven for them. This is hard for him as his other punishment is having no memory of his life on Earth.

Jack was joint winner for the "Best Dramatic Comic" award at the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards in 2004.

Jack (given name)

Jack is a male given name, although in some cases it can be used as a female given name (a shortened versioned of "Jacqueline" or "Jackie", for example), and sometimes as a surname. In English it is traditionally used as the diminutive form of the given name John, though it is also often given as a proper name in its own right. It can also sometimes be a nickname for Jonathan, Jackson, James, Jason, or Jacob.

The name Jack is unusual in the English language for its frequency of use as a verb and a noun for many common objects and actions, and its use in many compound words and phrases, e.g.: apple jack, hijack, jack of clubs (playing card), jack straw (scarecrow), jack tar (sailor), jack-in-the-box, jack-of-all-trades, jack o'lantern, jackdaw, jackhammer, jackknife, jackpot, lumberjack, union jack, etc. The Encyclopædia Britannica article on the history of the word "jack" linked it directly to the common name: "Jack, a word with a great variety of meanings and applications, all traceable to the common use of the word as a by-name of a man."

Jack (magazine)

Jack was an English language British lad mag which was in circulation between 2002 and 2004.

Jack (band)

Jack were a British alternative rock band formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1992. Their orchestral pop was heavily influenced by artists such as Scott Walker and drew comparisons to Pulp, Tindersticks and The Divine Comedy. The band attracted a cult following in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, particularly France, but they failed to match the commercial success of their britpop contemporaries. They split in 2002.

Jack (2004 film)

Jack is a 2004 American drama TV film written by A. M. Homes and directed by Lee Rose. Adapted from Homes' 1990 novel of the same name, the film is about a boy whose life is torn apart because of his parents' divorce. The film stars Anton Yelchin, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Erich Anderson and Brent Spiner.

Jack (Italian magazine)

Jack is a popular Italian-language technology magazine which has been published in Italy since October 2000 by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in a joint venture with the German publisher Gruner + Jahr. It is the most popular technology magazine in Italy.

In 2007 the circulation of Jack was 129,729 copies.

Jack (Homes novel)

Jack is the 1990 debut novel by American writer A. M. Homes, published when she was 19. She wrote the novel while attending Sarah Lawrence College. It is a bildungsroman or coming-of-age novel, dealing with a 15-year-old boy's grappling with issues of divorce and sexuality in his family and among his friends.

Jack (human modeling)

The Jack human simulation system was developed at the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s & 1990s. Conceived as an ergonomic assessment and virtual human prototyping system for NASA space shuttle development, it soon gathered funding from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army for dismounted soldier simulation, from the U.S. Air Force for maintenance simulation, and from various other government and corporate users for their own applications. In 1996 the software was spun off into a privately held company and is now sold as an ergonomic human simulation toolkit (called Tecnomatix Jack) by Siemens. The research and development of the Jack system have led to such standards as H-anim and MPEG4 Body Animation Parameters.

The roots of most modern human animation Inverse kinematics systems can be traced to the research and development done for the Jack system. Some of these animation systems include those integrated with Autodesk's 3ds max, Maya, and proprietary in-house systems used by various animation studios, such as Industrial Light and Magic.

Jack (cat)

Jack (c. 2005 - November 6, 2011) was a Norwegian forest cat who was lost on August 25, 2011, by American Airlines baggage handlers at John F Kennedy airport before Hurricane Irene. A campaign "Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK" was started by animal lovers to help find him, with over 24,000 Friends of Jack joining the associated Facebook page. Almost two months after he went missing, the campaign designated October 22 "Jack the Cat Awareness Day". The cat was found shortly afterwards on October 25 but was severely dehydrated and malnourished after his 61-day ordeal. Due to infection and injury, Jack was euthanized on November 6, 2011.

Jack (CAD software)

Jack is a 3-D interactive ergonomics and human factors CAD package developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Human Modeling and Simulation. Now maintained and distributed by Siemens PLM Software, the package enables users to study and improve the physical ergonomics of product design and workplace tasks through the positioning of biomechanically accurate digital humans of various sizes in virtual environments. Jack and Jill digital “humans” can tell engineers what they can see and reach, how comfortable they are, when and why they’re getting hurt, when they’re getting tired, and other important ergonomics information. The package’s principal features include a detailed human model, realistic behavioral controls, anthropometric scaling, task animation and evaluation systems, view analysis, automatic reach and grasp, and collision detection and avoidance (The University of Pennsylvania, 2001; EDS, 2003a).

Jack (hero)

__NOTOC__ Jack is an archetypal Cornish and English hero and stock character appearing in legends, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes, generally portrayed as a young adult. Unlike moralizing fairy heroes, Jack is often portrayed as lazy or foolish, but through the use of cleverness and tricks he usually emerges triumphant. In this way, he may resemble a trickster.

Some of the most famous include " Jack and the Beanstalk", " Jack Frost", " Jack the Giant Killer", " Little Jack Horner" and " This Is the House That Jack Built". While these heroes are not necessarily congruous, their concepts are related and in some instances interchangeable. The notion of "Jack" is closely related and sometimes identical to the English hero John. He also corresponds with the German Hans (or Hänsel) and the Russian Iván.

"Jack tales" are also popular in Appalachian folklore. Richard Chase, an American Folklorist, collected in his book "The Jack Tales" many popular Appalachian Jack tales as told by descendents of Council Harmon. Council Harmon's grandfather, Cutliff Harmon, is known to very possibly be the one who originally brought the Jack tales to America. As pointed out by folklorist Herbert Halpert, the Appalachian Jack tales are an oral tradition as opposed to written, and like many Appalachian folksongs, trace back to sources in England. For instance, where the English original would feature a king or other noble, the Appalachian Jack tale version would have a sheriff. Some stories feature Jack's brothers, Will and Tom. Some Jack tales feature themes that trace to Germanic folk tales.

Jack (song)

"Jack" is a song by British record producer Breach. It was released through Dirtybird Records as a single on 12 July 2013, and peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. The track also features on Now That's What I Call Music! 85.

Jack (2014 film)

Jack is a 2014 German drama film directed by Edward Berger. The film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. It was one of eight films shortlisted by Germany to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it lost out to Labyrinth of Lies.

Jack (EP)

Jack is the debut EP by British rock band Moose. It was released in March 1991 through Hut Records. Akin to Moose's two succeeding EPs, the album showcases a distortion-heavy shoegazing style, which was abandoned shortly before the recording of the band's debut album, ...XYZ (1992).

In 2012, the title track from the EP was included on PopMatters' list "10 Great Shoegaze Songs Submerged Beneath the Surface."

Jack (chacma baboon)

Jack (died 1890) was a chacma baboon, who attained a measure of fame for acting as an assistant to a disabled railway signalman in South Africa.

Jack (TV series)

Jack (sometimes called Jack the Explorer)is a 3D-animated TV series broadcast by TVOntario as part of its TVO Kids lineup. It is about an alien named Jack and a brother and sister who make friends with him, while hiding his existence from their parents. First created in 2009, its TV premiere was scheduled for 5 September 2011, but actually aired two days later. As of 2014 there are at least 39 episodes in the series, each consisting of two segments, for a total of 78 individually-named stories.

Jack (album)

Jack is the twentieth studio album by Australian singer John Farnham. The album was released in Australia on 15 October 2010, and supported by a series of performances titled "John Farnham Live!". The album features covers of iconic music by Percy Sledge, Jerry Vale, Curtis Mayfield and Ray Charles

The first single from the album, which made its digital and analog radio debut on 24 September 2010, is " Hit The Road Jack"/" Fever" medley. Farnham performed the single live on the The Footy Show, AFL. A teaser trailer for the album was posted to the official John Farnham web site, and YouTube Channel on 23 September 2010.

Jack (2013 film)

Jack is a Canadian television film, which debuted on CBC Television on March 10, 2013. A biopic of the late Jack Layton, the film stars Rick Roberts as Layton and Sook-Yin Lee as Olivia Chow. The film was originally announced in 2012 as Smilin' Jack: The Jack Layton Story.

The film's cast also includes Zachary Bennett as Brad Lavigne, Joel S. Keller as Karl Bélanger, Wendy Crewson as Anne McGrath and Judah Katz as Brian Topp, as well as Victoria Snow, Brittany Scobie, Conrad Sweatman, Erin Karpluk and Diana Ha.

The film was directed by Jeff Woolnough, and written by Shelley Eriksen and Andrew Wreggitt.

The film uses Parachute Club's 1983 hit single " Rise Up", a longtime unofficial New Democratic Party anthem, as its opening theme music.

Both Roberts and Lee garnered Canadian Screen Award nominations for their performances at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, Roberts as Best Lead Actor in a Television Film or Miniseries and Lee as Best Lead Actress in a Television Film or Miniseries. Both won their respective awards.

Jack (surname)

The surname Jack is of early medieval English origin and is derived from the given name Jack.

Notable persons with this surname include:

  • Aaron Jack, member of the Kansas House of Representatives
  • Adrian Jack (born 1943), British composer
  • Andrew Jack (born 1964), British dialect coach
  • Andy Jack (born 1923), English former footballer
  • Annie Jack (née Hayr) (1839–1912), Canadian garden writer
  • Archibald Jack (1874–1939), New Zealand-born railway engineer and British Army officer
  • Badou Jack (born 1983), Swedish-Gambian boxer
  • Barnaby Jack (1977–2013) New Zealander hacker, programmer and computer security expert
  • Bob Jack (1876–1943), Scottish football player and manager
  • Caroline Jack (born 1978), South African field hockey player
  • Chris Jack (born 1978), New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Cordel Jack (born 1982), West Indies cricketer
  • David Jack (disambiguation)
  • Donald Jack (1924–2003), Canadian novelist and playwright
  • Elaine L. Jack (born 1928), president of the Relief Society of the LDS Church
  • Felisha Legette-Jack (born 1966), American university basketball coach
  • Fritz Jack (1879–1966), German fencer
  • Galactus Jack, real name Ben Jack (born 1982), British disc-jockey and producer
  • Garry Jack (born 1961), Australian former rugby league footballer and coach
  • George Jack (1855–1931), British Arts and Crafts designer and architect
  • George W. Jack (1875–1924), United States district judge
  • Gilbert Jack (Jachaeus, Jacchaeus) (c.1578–1628), Scottish philosopher
  • Gullah Jack (died 1822), Angolan-American conjurer and slave
  • Henry Jack (1917–1978), Scottish mathematician
  • Holly Jack, Scottish actress and director
  • Homer A. Jack (1916–1993), American Unitarian Universalist clergyman pacifist and social activist
  • Hugh Jack (born 1929), Australian former long jumper
  • Hulan Jack (1905–1986), Saint Lucian-born New York politician
  • Ian Jack (born 1945), Scottish journalist
  • Isaac Allen Jack (1843–1903), Canadian lawyer and author
  • James Julian Bennett Jack (born 1936), New Zealand physiologist
  • James Lochhead Jack (1880–1962), British army brigadier-general
  • Janis Graham Jack (born 1946), United States federal judge
  • Jarrett Jack (born 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Jill Jack, American singer-songwriter
  • Jimmy Jack, Australian screenwriter, film director, actor and producer
  • John Jack (1932–1988), Scottish footballer
  • Keith Jack (born 1988), British actor and singer
  • Kelvin Jack (born 1976), Trinidadian football goalkeeper
  • Kema Jack (born 1982), international footballer for Papua New Guinea
  • Kenneth Jack (1924–2006), Australian watercolour artist
  • Kieren Jack (born 1987), professional Australian rules footballer
  • Lowell Jack (1925–2010), historian, city commissioner, mayor and president of chamber of commerce in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Sir Malcolm Jack (born 1946), Clerk of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
  • Mathias Jack (born 1969), German retired footballer
  • Michael Jack (born 1946), English politician
  • Nawal El Jack (born 1988), Sudanese sprinter
  • Patrick Churchill Jack (1808–1844), leader in the Republic of Texas
  • Richard Jack (1866–1952), Canadian painter
  • Richard C. Jack, British animator and filmmaker
  • Robert Logan Jack (1845–1921), Australian geologist
  • Rodney Jack (born 1972), professional football player from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Rollo Jack (1902–1994), English professional footballer
  • Ross Jack (born 1959), Scottish football manager
  • Sir Roy Jack (1914–1977), New Zealand politician
  • Ryan Jack (born 1992), Scottish professional footballer
  • Sandy Jack (1922–2002), Scottish campaigner and consumer champion
  • Shervon Jack (born 1986), Saint Lucian international football player
  • Simon Jack (born 1971), British business journalist
  • Steven Jack (born 1970), South African former cricketer
  • Stuart Jack (born 1949), retired British diplomat, Governor of the Cayman Islands 2005–2009
  • Summers Melville Jack (1852–1945), member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Thomas Jack (1881–1961), British track and field athlete
  • Walter Jack (1874–1936), Scottish footballer
  • William Jack (disambiguation)
Jack (Lundell novel)

Jack is a 1976 novel by Swedish writer Ulf Lundell.

Jack (2015 film)

Jack is a 2015 Austrian thriller film about serial killer Jack Unterweger, directed by Elisabeth Scharang. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Usage examples of "jack".

Ethernet jacks installed in conference rooms, the cafeteria, training centers, or other areas accessible to visitors shall be filtered to prevent unauthorized access by visitors to the corporate computer systems.

From the corner of his eye, Jack saw Courtemanche reach for her, saw Addle back away.

Jack hauled himself to his feet, yanked on his Jacket, and for the second time that day left without telling Addle where he was going, or why.

But even as Addle thought this, the door opened and Jack slipped inside, intent on making his way to the safety of the kitchen before anyone could speak to him.

Jack let himself into the diner with the key that Addle had given him weeks before, wondering how he could have been so stupid.

Over a bowl of cereal, Addle realized she could quite comfortably spend her life with Jack St.

French, pulling a handgun from the pocket of his jack and pointing it first at the shopkeeper, then at Agate, and finally leveling it upon Alek.

Jack grabbed Akela around his chest and started to roll over with him but Akela escaped and pushed him over.

Life had not dealt fairly with him to make him the eighth and little-prized son of an ambitionless man, a thane of moderate rank who could do nothing but breed on his long-suffering wife like a jack rabbit.

The Constitution itself had made Jack Kennedy Commander in Chief, and with that sort of power invariably came the urge to make use of it, and so reshape the world into something more amenable to his personal outlook.

My style has always been to lay off a lot of the day-to-day operating responsibilities to folks like Ferold Arend and Ron Mayer in the early days, later on to Jack Shewmaker, and eventually to David Glass and Don Soderquist.

They had blown fluff from a seedhead for camp chores: tonight Seri had to dig the jacks, and Aris had to take care of the fire.

But be assured that if all goes as my partner and I wish it, then you and the Armorer will do us an enormous favor that will help us to a serious quantity of jack.

Jack Brampton had gone to his death with an additional supply of sodium azide still in his possession, although Frank had apprised the Mexican officers of the possibility.

Jack Ready as catcher and Badger as pitcher, went out to meet the team from Hartford that forenoon.