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Origin of jet

First recorded in1660–70; 1940–45 for def. 4; from Middle French jeter “to throw,” from unrecorded Vulgar Latin jectāre, from Latin jactus, past participle of jacere “to throw”

Other definitions for jet (2 of 2)

[ jet ]
/ dʒɛt /

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 jet

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English jet(e), get(e), from Old French jaiet, gaiet, from Latin gagātēs, from Greek (líthos) gagā́tēs “Gagatic (stone),” named after Gágai, town in Lycia
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How to use jet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jet (1 of 3)

/ (dʒɛt) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for jet (2 of 3)

/ (dʒɛt) /

  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

British Dictionary definitions for jet (3 of 3)

/ (dʒɛt) /

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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Scientific definitions for 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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