Meaning of JET in English


[jet] n [ME, fr. MF jaiet, fr. L gagates, fr. Gk gagates, fr. Gagas, town and river in Asia Minor] (14c) 1: a compact velvet-black coal that takes a good polish and is often used for jewelry

2: an intense black

[2]jet adj (1716): of the color jet [3]jet vb jet.ted ; jet.ting [F jeter, lit., to throw, fr. MF, fr. L jactare to throw, freq. of jacere to throw; akin to Gk hienai to send] vi (1692): to spout forth: gush ~ vt: to emit in a stream: spout [4]jet n (ca. 1696) 1 a (1): a usu. forceful stream of fluid (as water or gas) discharged from a narrow opening or a nozzle (2): a narrow stream of material (as plasma) emanating or appearing to emanate from a celestial object (as a radio galaxy) b: a nozzle for a jet of fluid

2: something issuing as if in a jet "talk poured from her in a brilliant ~ --Time" 3 a: jet engine b: an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

4: a long narrow current of high-speed winds (as a jet stream) -- adj [5]jet vi jet.ted ; jet.ting (1949) 1: to travel by jet airplane

2: to move or progress by or as if by jet propulsion

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