- Jet is defined as a type of aircraft or plane, or a high-pressure stream of liquid or gas, or is a nozzle out of which a high pressure stream comes.
- An Air Force fighter plane is an example of a jet.
- A high-pressure stream of air that comes out of a Jacuzzi tub and makes bubbles is an example of a jet.
- An opening in a Jacuzzi tub that allows bubbles to come out is an example of a jet.
- The definition of jet is to travel by aircraft.
If you fly off to Paris for the weekend, this is an example of when you jet.
Water jets from this garden hose.
intransitive verbjetted, jetting
- to spout, gush, or shoot out in a stream, as liquid or gas
- to travel or convey by jet airplane
Origin of jet; from Middle French jeter, to throw ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form jectare, for Classical Latin jactare, frequentative of jacere, to throw ; from Indo-European base an unverified form yē-, to throw, do from source Classical Greek hienai, to set in motion, throw, send
- a stream of liquid or gas emitted or forced out, as from a spout
- a spout or nozzle for emitting a stream of water or gas
- a jet-propelled airplanein full, jet (air)plane
Origin of jetME < OFr get, giet, a throw, spurt < L jactus, a throw, cast
- of or having to do with jet propulsion or jet-propelled aircraft: the jet age
- a hard, black variety of lignite, which takes a high polish: sometimes used in jewelryalso called jet coal
- a deep, lustrous black
Origin of jetMiddle English get ; from Old French jaiet ; from Classical Latin gagates ; from Classical Greek gagatēs, jet, after Gagas, town and river in Lycia, Asia Minor
- made of jet
- black like jet
- A dense black coal that takes a high polish and is used for jewelry.
- A deep black.
- Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
- Black as coal; jet-black: jet hair.
Origin of jetMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman geet, from Latin gagātēs, from Greek, after Gagas, a town of Lycia.
- a. A high-velocity fluid stream forced under pressure out of a small-diameter opening or nozzle.b. An outlet, such as a nozzle, used for emitting such a stream.c. Something emitted in or as if in a high-velocity fluid stream: “such myriad and such vivid jets of images” (Henry Roth).
- a. A jet-propelled vehicle, especially a jet-propelled aircraft.b. A jet engine.
verbjet·ted, jet·ting, jets
- To travel by jet aircraft: jetted from Houston to Los Angeles.
- To move very quickly.
Origin of jetFrench, from Old French, from jeter, to spout forth, throw, from Vulgar Latin *iectāre, alteration of Latin iactāre, frequentative of iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- A collimated stream, spurt or flow of liquid or gas from a pressurized container, an engine, etc.
- A spout or nozzle for creating a jet of fluid.
- A type of airplane using jet engines rather than propellers.
- An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
- A turbine.
- A rocket engine.
- A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
- (physics) A narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon.
- (dated) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.
- (printing, dated) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.
(third-person singular simple present jets, present participle jetting, simple past and past participle jetted)
- (intransitive) To spray out of a container.
- (intransitive) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion
- (intransitive) To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around
- To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
- To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
- To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
- Propelled by turbine engines.
- jet airplane
- Very dark black in colour.
jet - Computer Definition
(Joint Engine Technology) The database engine used in Microsoft Access and that accompanies Visual Basic and C++. Jet is typically used for storing data in the client machine. Developers using Access and Visual Basic access Jet via the DAO/Jet interface, which is a COM object. See DAO.