Meaning of JET in English


Function: noun

Date: circa 1696

1 a (1) : a usually 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 jet ― 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)

– jet · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.