Meaning of JET in English

I. ˈjet noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French jaiet, from Latin gagates, from Greek gagatēs, from Gagas, town and river in Asia Minor

Date: 14th century

1. : a compact velvet-black coal that takes a good polish and is often used for jewelry

2. : an intense black

II. adjective

Date: 1658

: of the color jet

III. verb

( jet·ted ; jet·ting )

Etymology: French jeter, literally, to throw, from Old French, from Latin jactare to throw, frequentative of jacere to throw; akin to Greek hienai to send

Date: 1692

intransitive verb

: to spout forth : gush

transitive verb

: to emit in a stream : spout

IV. noun

Date: circa 1696



(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


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 -ˌlīk adjective

V. intransitive verb

( jet·ted ; jet·ting )

Date: 1949

1. : to travel by jet airplane

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

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