jack (Also jacking, jacked, jacks) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to jack


  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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  • noun flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  • noun any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

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  • noun a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
    able seaman.

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  • noun a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
    Schlemm's canal; sinus venosus sclerae.

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  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

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  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

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  • noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
    • they negotiated via a back channel

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  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship

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  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swagger; swagman.

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  • verb dig up
    grub out.
    • grub up roots and tree stumps

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  • noun a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
    tamper; tamping bar.
  • verb press down tightly
    tamp down; pack.
    • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso

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  • noun a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    • his brilliance raised him above the ruck
    • the children resembled a fairy herd
  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

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  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

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  • noun an artist's brush made of sable hairs
    sable; sable's hair pencil.

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  • noun political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
    youth crusade.

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  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)

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  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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  • noun a member of a right wing political party
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right

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  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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  • noun large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin
    ugli fruit; tangelo.

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  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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  • noun a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea

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  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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  • adjective satellite (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
    • every person is mortal
    • every party is welcome
    • had every hope of success
    • every chance of winning
  • adjective satellite each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
    • every third seat
    • every two hours

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  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

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  • noun electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
    spark plug; plug.

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  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

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  • noun an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
  • noun a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)

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  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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  • noun a person on whom another person vents their anger
    • he resigned because his boss used him as a punching bag
  • noun an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
    punching ball; punch bag; punchball.

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  • noun a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
    military advisor.

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  • noun a mild soap for cleansing and conditioning leather
    saddle soap.

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  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text