- to travel by jet plane: to jet to Las Vegas for the weekend.
- to move or travel by means of jet propulsion: The octopus jetted away from danger.
- to be shot forth in a stream.
- to move or travel rapidly: The star halfback jetted toward the goal line.
- to transport by jet plane: The nonstop service from New York will jet you to Tokyo in 13 hours.
- to shoot (something) forth in a stream; spout.
- to place (a pile or the like) by eroding the ground beneath it with a jet of water or of water and compressed air.
- of, relating to, or associated with a jet, jet engine, or jet plane: jet pilot; jet exhaust.
- in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion: jet nozzle.
- by means of a jet plane: a jet trip; jet transportation.
Origin of jet1
- a compact black coal, susceptible of a high polish, used for making beads, jewelry, buttons, etc.
- a deep black.
- Obsolete. black marble.
- consisting or made of jet.
- of the color jet; black as jet.
Origin of jet2
Examples from the Web for jet
Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
The jet engine instantly brought two advances over propellers: it doubled the speed and it was far more reliable.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
But even when the jet will be able to shoot its gun, the F-35 barely carries enough ammunition to make the weapon useful.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
December 31, 2014
Search teams find dozens of people and jet debris floating in the Java Sea, as the airline confirms the wreckage is from QZ8501.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
Many airlines flew them with fewer seats and more legroom, as Jet Blue does, with 150 seats in its A320s—at least, until 2016.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
November 25, 2014
They were constructed of ivory and jet, and their capitals were overlaid with the purest gold.Imogen
The eyes were mere dots of jet in a white and repulsive face.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Widen the nozzle of the pipe, and the jet is in like manner diminished.
The jet falling on the face, bored a hole to the left of the nose.Therese Raquin
The moment his eye fell upon this jet black braid he was delighted.The Indian Fairy Book
- a thin stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small aperture or nozzle
- an outlet or nozzle for emitting such a stream
- a jet-propelled aircraft
- astronomy a long thin feature extending from an active galaxy and usually observed at radio wavelengths
- to issue or cause to issue in a jetwater jetted from the hose; he jetted them with water
- to transport or be transported by jet aircraft
- a hard black variety of coal that takes a brilliant polish and is used for jewellery, ornaments, etc
- (as modifier)jet earrings
- Joint European Torus; a tokamak plasma-containment device at Culham, Oxfordshire, for research into energy production by nuclear fusion
Word Origin and History for jet
early 15c., "to prance, strut, swagger," from Middle French jeter "to throw, thrust," from Late Latin iectare, abstracted from deiectare, proiectare, etc., in place of Latin iactare "toss about," frequentative of iacere "to throw, cast," from PIE root *ye- "to do" (cf. Greek iemi, ienai "to send, throw;" Hittite ijami "I make"). Meaning "to sprout or spurt forth" is from 1690s. Related: Jetted; jetting.
"deep black lignite," mid-14c., from Anglo-French geet, Old French jaiet "jet, lignite" (12c.), from Latin gagates, from Greek gagates lithos "stone of Gages," town and river in Lycia. As "a deep black color," also as an adjective, attested from mid-15c.
"stream of water," 1690s, from French jet, from jeter (see jet (v.)). Sense of "spout or nozzle for emitting water, gas, fuel, etc." is from 1825. Hence jet propulsion (1867) and the noun meaning "airplane driven by jet propulsion" (1944, from jet engine, 1943). The first one to be in service was the German Messerschmitt Me 262. Jet stream is from 1947. Jet set first attested 1951, slightly before jet commuter plane flights began. Jet age is attested from 1952.
- A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced through a small opening or nozzle under pressure.
- An aircraft or other vehicle propelled by one or more jet engines.
- A jet engine.