jack vs plug : Common Errors in English

About jack vs plug

In electronics, a jack is a female part into which one inserts a plug, the male part. People get confused because “Jack” is a male name. The cyberpunk term (from William Gibson’s Neuromancer) “jack in” should logically be “plug in,” but we’re stuck with this form in the science fiction realm.

jack Meaning(s)

  • (n) a small worthless amount
  • (n) a man who serves as a sailor
  • (n) someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
  • (n) immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
  • (n) a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
  • (n) an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
  • (n) 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
  • (n) small flag indicating a ship's nationality
  • (n) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
  • (n) tool for exerting pressure or lifting
  • (n) any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
  • (n) male donkey
  • (v) lift with a special device
  • (v) hunt with a jacklight

plug Meaning(s)

  • (n) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
  • (n) a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  • (n) blatant or sensational promotion
  • (n) electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
  • (n) an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
  • (n) an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
  • (n) an old or over-worked horse
  • (v) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
  • (v) persist in working hard
  • (v) deliver a quick blow to
  • (v) make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
  • (v) insert a plug into
  • (v) insert as a plug

jack in News

  1. Jack Swagger Needs a New Path in WWE

    Remember that supposedly reinvigorated Jack Swagger who competed for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 and looked like he was about to get pushed to the moon? Yeah, well, he’s gone, and the Swagger of 2011-2012 is back. That’s the Swagger who became virtually irrelevant, developing into a jobber and complete afterthought only a year after he won the World Heavyweight title in ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Jack Swagger Needs a New Path in WWE

    Remember that supposedly reinvigorated Jack Swagger who competed for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 and looked like he was about to get pushed to the moon? Yeah, well, he’s gone, and the Swagger of 2011-2012 is back. That’s the Swagger who became virtually irrelevant, developing into a jobber and complete afterthought only a year after he won the World Heavyweight title in ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Jack Black Awarded CEW's 2013 Grooming Award

    DALLAS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosmetic Executive Women honored Jack Black's Dry Erase™ Ultra-Calming Face Cream with their 19 th annual Insider's Beauty Award for the Men's Grooming category on ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

plug in News

  1. Amphenol Aerospace Introduces Dualok - The Latest Advancement in D38999 Plug Connectors

    SIDNEY, N.Y., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has designed the Dualok Interconnect System for D38999 Series III plug connectors ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Amphenol Aerospace Introduces Dualok - The Latest Advancement in D38999 Plug Connectors

    SIDNEY, N.Y., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has designed the Dualok Interconnect System for D38999 Series III plug connectors ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Fiat's tiny 500e electric car is a big hit

    The plug-in version of the tiny 500 turns out to be an all-around excellent car.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN Money

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