Origin of jet

1
1580–90; 1940–45 for def 4; < Middle French jeter to throw < Vulgar Latin *jectāre, alteration of Latin jactāre, equivalent to jac- throw + -t- frequentative suffix + -āre infinitive suffix
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Contemporary Examples of jetted

Historical Examples of jetted

  • They jetted into the bottles, and again nothing was left outside.

  • He jetted off to the right, but the monster veered instantly.

  • She appeared clad in a thin slip of transparent and jetted gauze.

  • Her shoulders were thrown back, her head was very erect, the jetted ornament on her bonnet shone like a warrior's crest.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • A deep coughing sound troubled the stillness, way toward a wooded cape that jetted into the stream a mile distant.

    The Gilded Age, Complete

    Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner



British Dictionary definitions for jetted

jet

1

noun

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

verb jets, jetting or jetted

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

Word Origin for jet

C16: from Old French jeter to throw, from Latin jactāre to toss about, frequentative of jacere to throw

jet

2

noun

  1. a hard black variety of coal that takes a brilliant polish and is used for jewellery, ornaments, etc
  2. (as modifier)jet earrings

Word Origin for jet

C14: from Old French jaiet, from Latin gagātēs, from Greek lithos gagatēs stone of Gagai, a town in Lycia, Asia Minor

JET

n acronym for

Joint European Torus; a tokamak plasma-containment device at Culham, Oxfordshire, for research into energy production by nuclear fusion
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Word Origin and History for jetted

jet

v.

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.

jet

n.2

"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.

jet

n.1

"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.

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Science definitions for jetted

jet

[jĕt]

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.
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