\ ˈjet How to pronounce jet (audio) \

Definition of jet

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
2 : a long narrow current of high-speed winds (such as a jet stream)
3a(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
4 : something issuing as if in a jet talk poured from her in a brilliant jetTime
jetted; jetting

Definition of jet (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

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

Definition of jet (Entry 3 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to spout forth : gush

transitive verb

: to emit in a stream : spout

Definition of jet (Entry 4 of 5)

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

Definition of jet (Entry 5 of 5)

: of the color jet

Other Words from jet

Noun (1)

jetlike \ ˈjet-​ˌlīk How to pronounce jetlike (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of jet

Noun (1)

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 3a(1)

Verb (1)

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1692, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jet

Verb (2)

French jeter, literally, to throw, from Old French, from Latin jactare to throw, frequentative of jacere to throw; akin to Greek hienai to send

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French jaiet, from Latin gagates, from Greek gagatēs, from Gagas, town and river in Asia Minor

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jet

noun
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Kids Definition of jet

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

Kids Definition of jet (Entry 2 of 4)

: of a very dark black color jet hair

jet

noun

Kids Definition of jet (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : a black mineral that is often used for jewelry
2 : a very dark black

jet

verb
jetted; jetting

Kids Definition of jet (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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