jack-o'-lantern Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “jack-o'-lantern” in the English Dictionary

"jack-o'-lantern" in British English

See all translations

jack-o'-lanternnoun [C]

uk   /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.tən/ us   /ˌdʒæk.əˈlæn.tɚn/ US
a light made from a hollow pumpkin with holes cut into the sides like the eyes and mouth of a person's face, inside which there is a candle
(Definition of jack-o'-lantern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jack-o’-lantern" in American English

See all translations

jack-o’-lanternnoun [C]

us   /ˈdʒæk·əˌlæn·tərn/
a pumpkin with its seeds removed and cut with holes shaped like eyes, a nose, and a mouth, and lit with a candle inside, which is made at Halloween
(Definition of jack-o’-lantern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jack-o'-lantern?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More