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jet

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noun \ˈjet\

Definition of jet

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

  2. 2 :  an intense black

Origin and Etymology 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


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jet

adjective

Definition of jet

  1. :  of the color jet

15th Century

First Known Use of jet

15th century


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jet

verb

Definition of jet

jetted

;

jetting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to spout forth :  gush

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to emit in a stream :  spout

Origin and Etymology 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


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jet

noun

Definition of jet

  1. 1a (1) :  a usually forceful stream of fluid (such as water or gas) discharged from a narrow opening or a nozzle (2) :  a narrow stream of material (such as plasma) emanating or appearing to emanate from a celestial object (such as a radio galaxy)b :  a nozzle for a jet of fluid

  2. 2 :  something issuing as if in a jet <talk poured from her in a brilliant jetTime>

  3. 3a :  jet engineb :  an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

  4. 4 :  a long narrow current of high-speed winds (such as a jet stream)

jetlike

play \ˈjet-ˌlīk\ adjective

1661

First Known Use of jet

1661

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


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jet

verb

Definition of jet

jetted

;

jetting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel by jet airplane

  3. 2 :  to move or progress by or as if by jet propulsion

1949

First Known Use of jet

1949

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms



JET Defined for Kids

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jet

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noun \ˈjet\

Definition of jet for Students

  1. 1 :  a rush of liquid, gas, or vapor through a narrow opening or a nozzle

  2. 2 :  jet airplane

  3. 3 :  a nozzle for a rush of gas or liquid

  4. 4 :  jet engine


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jet

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adjective

Definition of jet for Students

  1. :  of a very dark black color <jet hair>


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jet

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noun

Definition of jet for Students

  1. 1 :  a black mineral that is often used for jewelry

  2. 2 :  a very dark black


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jet

play
verb

Definition of jet for Students

jetted

jetting

  1. :  to come forcefully from a narrow opening <Water jetted from the nozzle.>



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