Jet meaning

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A dense black coal that takes a high polish and is used for jewelry.
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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.

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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.

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A deep, lustrous black.
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Made of jet.
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Black like jet.
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A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced through a small opening or nozzle under pressure.
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An aircraft or other vehicle propelled by one or more jet engines.
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A jet engine.
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(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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A spout or nozzle for creating a jet of fluid.
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A type of airplane using jet engines rather than propellers.
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An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
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A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
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(physics) A narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon.
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(dated) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.
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(printing, dated) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.

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(intransitive) To spray out of a container.
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(intransitive) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion.
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(intransitive) To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around.
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To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
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To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
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To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.

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Propelled by turbine engines.

Jet airplane.

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A hard, black form of coal, sometimes used in jewellery.
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The colour of jet coal, deep grey.

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Very dark black in colour.
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A deep black.
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Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
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Black as coal; jet-black.

Jet hair.

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To travel by jet aircraft.

Jetted from Houston to Los Angeles.

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To move very quickly.
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To propel outward or squirt, as under pressure.
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To spout, gush, or shoot out in a stream, as liquid or gas.
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To travel or convey by jet airplane.
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A stream of liquid or gas emitted or forced out, as from a spout.
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A spout or nozzle for emitting a stream of water or gas.
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A jet-propelled airplane.
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Jet-propelled.
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Of or having to do with jet propulsion or jet-propelled aircraft.

The jet age.

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A hard, black variety of lignite, which takes a high polish: sometimes used in jewelry.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
jet
Superlative
jettest

Origin of jet

  • French from Old French from jeter to spout forth, throw from Vulgar Latin iectāre alteration of Latin iactāre frequentative of iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman geet from Latin gagātēs from Greek after Gagas , a town of Lycia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French jet, Old French get, giet, Latin iactus (“a throwing, a throw”), from iacere (“to throw”). See abject, ejaculate, gist, jess, jut.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French / French jet, jayet, Latin gagates after Ancient Greek Γαγάτης (Gagatēs), from Γάγας (Gagas, “a town and river in Lycia”).

    From Wiktionary