a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.
something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.
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.
Other definitions for jet (2 of 2)
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.
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How to use jet in a sentence
Old 439 rolled slowly down the runway in the afternoon sun, trailing noise and jet fumes, and still looking sharp in blue and gold after 33 years in the Navy.Blue Angels jet gets a new home at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum | By Michael E. Ruane | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Even with the FAA action, it will still be several weeks before the first Max jets return to the skies.FAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max after crashes in 2018 and 2019 grounded the jet | Michael Laris, Lori Aratani, Ian Duncan | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
About 450 additional Max jets were built by Boeing but haven’t been delivered, amounting to billions of dollars in inventory that the company will soon be able to start turning into cash.FAA gives Boeing 737 Max the green light to fly again, shares soar | kdunn6 | November 18, 2020 | Fortune
In a nutshell, a slowly advancing cold front will team up with a tropical plume of moisture and a pocket of energy in the jet stream.Heavy rain and isolated flooding forecast for Washington region Wednesday into Thursday | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
That first private jet ride transformed my idea of the possibilities of working in business and, ultimately, private equity.From mentorship to friendship to love: What I learned from three investing giants | matthewheimer | November 10, 2020 | Fortune
She was jetting off to Italy in the morning, and I would be stuck in grey Istanbul.
There he was, jetting off on private planes to Europe and Mexico.
Soon he's jetting off to Tampa, Florida, to meet with blind people to prep for a drama called An Evening With Donald Kempinski.
Jetting, of Dartmouth, followed, and the New Hampshire lads greeted him in a manner that brought the blood to his cheeks.
Then came a fierce struggle for the lead, which ended with the weakening of both Beatty and Jetting.
Jetting fought like a tiger to hold the lead, but Mansford crowded him harder and harder, finally going to the front.
Provision had been made for jetting, if necessary, but it was not used.
So, with a jetting of sparks on the hard-beaten earth of the courtyard, the darkness suddenly re-established itself.The White Plumes of Navarre | Samuel Rutherford Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for jet (1 of 3)
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 jet: water jetted from the hose; he jetted them with water
to transport or be transported by jet aircraft
British Dictionary definitions for jet (2 of 3)
a hard black variety of coal that takes a brilliant polish and is used for jewellery, ornaments, etc
(as modifier): jet earrings
British Dictionary definitions for JET (3 of 3)
Joint European Torus; a tokamak plasma-containment device at Culham, Oxfordshire, for research into energy production by nuclear fusion
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Scientific definitions for jet
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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