jet

27 ENTRIES FOUND:

1jet

noun \ˈjet\

Definition of JET

1
:  a compact velvet-black coal that takes a good polish and is often used for jewelry
2
:  an intense black

Origin of JET

Middle English, from Anglo-French jaiet, from Latin gagates, from Greek gagatēs, from Gagas, town and river in Asia Minor
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with JET

2jet

adjective

Definition of JET

:  of the color jet

First Known Use of JET

1658

3jet

verb
jet·tedjet·ting

Definition of JET

intransitive verb
:  to spout forth :  gush
transitive verb
:  to emit in a stream :  spout

Origin of JET

French jeter, literally, to throw, from Old French, from Latin jactare to throw, frequentative of jacere to throw; akin to Greek hienai to send
First Known Use: 1692

4jet

noun

Definition of JET

1
a (1) :  a usually forceful stream of fluid (as water or gas) discharged from a narrow opening or a nozzle (2) :  a narrow stream of material (as plasma) emanating or appearing to emanate from a celestial object (as a radio galaxy)
b :  a nozzle for a jet of fluid
2
:  something issuing as if in a jet <talk poured from her in a brilliant jetTime>
3
a :  jet engine
b :  an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
4
:  a long narrow current of high-speed winds (as a jet stream)
jet·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

First Known Use of JET

circa 1696

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

5jet

intransitive verb
jet·tedjet·ting

Definition of JET

1
:  to travel by jet airplane
2
:  to move or progress by or as if by jet propulsion

First Known Use of JET

1949

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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