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.noun
- 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.verb
If you fly off to Paris for the weekend, this is an example of when you jet.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to spout, gush, or shoot out in a stream, as liquid or gas
- to travel or convey by jet airplane
Origin: < MFr jeter, to throw < OFr < VL *jectare, for L jactare, freq. of jacere, to throw < IE base *yē-, to throw, do > Gr 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: ME < 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: ME get < OFr jaiet < L gagates < Gr gagatēs, jet, after Gagas, town and river in Lycia, Asia Minor
- made of jet
- black like jet
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- 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: Middle 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.
- To travel by jet aircraft: jetted from Houston to Los Angeles.
- To move very quickly.
Origin: French, 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.
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.
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jet - Science Definition
- A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced through a small opening or nozzle under pressure.
- An aircraft or other vehicle propelled by one or more jet engines.
- A jet engine.
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