verb (used without object), jet·ted, jet·ting.
verb (used with object), jet·ted, jet·ting.
Origin of jet1
Examples from the Web for jetted
Contemporary Examples of jetted
And he recently jetted to Austin for South by Southwest to attend the premiere of a new short film that he wrote and stars in.21 Jump Street: Meet Dave Franco, James Franco’s Hot Brother
March 15, 2012
Historical Examples of jetted
They jetted into the bottles, and again nothing was left outside.The Giants From Outer Space
Geoff St. Reynard
He jetted off to the right, but the monster veered instantly.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
She appeared clad in a thin slip of transparent and jetted gauze.The Title Market
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
verb jets, jetting or jetted
Word Origin for jet
- a hard black variety of coal that takes a brilliant polish and is used for jewellery, ornaments, etc
- (as modifier)jet earrings
Word Origin for jet
n acronym for
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.