[zhahk eev] /ʒɑk iv/ (Show IPA), 1910–97, French naval officer, author, and underseas explorer: developed the Aqua-Lung.
- Jacques montgolfier
[mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey] /mɒntˈgɒl fi ər; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ/ noun 1. Jacques Étienne [zhahk ey-tyen] /ʒɑk eɪˈtyɛn/ (Show IPA), 1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel [zhaw-zef mee-shel] /ʒɔˈzɛf miˈʃɛl/ (Show IPA) 1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783. /mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə; French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/ noun 1. (obsolete) a hot-air balloon /French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/ noun 1. Jacques […]
- Jacques necker
[nek-er; French ne-ker] /ˈnɛk ər; French nɛˈkɛr/ noun 1. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/ (Show IPA), 1732–1804, French statesman, born in Switzerland. /ˈnɛkə; French nɛkɛr/ noun 1. Jacques (ʒak). 1732–1804, French financier and statesman, born in Switzerland; finance minister of France (1777–81; 1788–90). He attempted to reform the fiscal system and in 1789 he recommended summoning the […]
- Jacques yves cousteau
[koo-stoh] /kuˈstoʊ/ noun 1. Jacques Yves [zhahk eev] /ʒɑk iv/ (Show IPA), 1910–97, French naval officer, author, and underseas explorer: developed the Aqua-Lung. /French kusto/ noun 1. Jacques Yves (ʒɑk iv). 1910–97, French underwater explorer Cousteau (k-stō’) French underwater explorer who helped develop the Aqua-Lung (an underwater breathing apparatus) and designed the bathyscaphe and a […]
[jak-tey-shuh n] /dʒækˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. boasting; bragging. 2. Pathology. a restless tossing of the body. /dʒækˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. (rare) the act of boasting 2. (pathol) another word for jactitation (sense 3)