Meaning of JET in English

jet 1

/jet/ , n. , v. , jetted, jetting , adj.


1. a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.

2. something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.

3. a spout or nozzle for emitting liquid or gas: a gas jet.

4. See jet plane .

5. See jet engine .


6. to travel by jet plane: to jet to Las Vegas for the weekend.

7. to move or travel by means of jet propulsion: The octopus jetted away from danger.

8. to be shot forth in a stream.

9. to move or travel rapidly: The star halfback jetted toward the goal line.


10. to transport by jet plane: The nonstop service from New York will jet you to Tokyo in 13 hours.

11. to shoot (something) forth in a stream; spout.

12. to place (a pile or the like) by eroding the ground beneath it with a jet of water or of water and compressed air.


13. of, pertaining to, or associated with a jet, jet engine, or jet plane: jet pilot; jet exhaust.

14. in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion: jet nozzle.

15. by means of a jet airplane: a jet trip; jet transportation.

[ 1580-90; 1940-45 for def. 4; jeter to throw jectare, alter. of L jactare, equiv. to jac- throw + -t- freq. suffix + -are inf. suffix ]

jet 2

/jet/ , n.

1. a compact black coal, susceptible of a high polish, used for making beads, jewelry, buttons, etc.

2. a deep black.

3. Obs. black marble.


4. consisting or made of jet.

5. of the color jet; black as jet.

[ 1350-1400; ME jet, get jaiet gagates líthos ) gagátes Gagatic (stone), named after Gágai, town in Lycia; cf. obs. gagate, ME, OE gagates ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .