verb (used without object), jet·ted, jet·ting.
verb (used with object), jet·ted, jet·ting.
- jesus christ,
- jesus freak,
- jesus h. christ,
- jesus, society of,
- jet airplane,
- jet black,
- jet boat,
- jet condenser,
- jet engine
Origin of jet1
Examples from the Web for jetting
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.
Provision had been made for jetting, if necessary, but it was not used.
Sinking concrete piles by means of water jets is in all respect a process similar to that of jetting wooden piles.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
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
Jetting tongues of flame leaped out from the muzzle of the machine gun in the other plane.Dave Dawson at Dunkirk|Robert Sydney Bowen
At the same time, the chauffeur was jumping in, extending the car's wings, jetting up.Lone Star Planet|Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
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.