Meaning of JET in English

JET

/ dʒet; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] a plane driven by jet engines :

a jet aircraft / fighter / airliner

The accident happened as the jet was about to take off.

—see also jumbo (jet) , jump jet

2.

[ C ] a strong narrow stream of gas, liquid, steam or flame that comes very quickly out of a small opening. The opening is also called a jet :

The pipe burst and jets of water shot across the room.

to clean the gas jets on the cooker

3.

[ U ] a hard black mineral that can be polished and is used in jewellery

■ verb

( -tt- ) [ v + adv. / prep. ] ( informal ) to fly somewhere in a plane

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WORD ORIGIN

noun senses 1 to 2 and verb late 16th cent. (as a verb meaning jut out ): from French jeter to throw, based on Latin jactare , frequentative of jacere to throw.

noun sense 3 Middle English : from Old French jaiet , from Latin Gagates , from Greek gagatēs from Gagai , a town in Asia Minor.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.