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jet

noun \ ˈjet \

Definition of jet

1 a : an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
2 : a long narrow current of high-speed winds (such as a jet stream)
3 a (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 jet
  • Time

jetlike

play \ˈjet-ˌlīk\ adjective

First Known Use of jet

1661


2

jet

verb

Definition of jet

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

First Known Use of jet

1949


3

jet

verb

Definition of jet

jetted; jetting
intransitive verb
: to spout forth : gush
transitive verb
: 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


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jet

noun

Definition of jet

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

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

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jet

adjective

Definition of jet

: of the color jet

First Known Use of jet

15th century

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms



JET Defined for Kids

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jet

noun \ ˈjet \

Definition of jet for Students

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

2

jet

adjective

Definition of jet for Students

: of a very dark black color
  • jet hair

3

jet

noun

Definition of jet for Students

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

4

jet

verb

Definition of jet for Students

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


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