Nearby words

  1. jesus,
  2. jesus christ,
  3. jesus freak,
  4. jesus h. christ,
  5. jesus, society of,
  6. jet airplane,
  7. jet black,
  8. jet boat,
  9. jet condenser,
  10. jet engine

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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British Dictionary definitions for jetting

jet

1
/ (dʒɛt) /

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
/ (dʒɛt) /

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

/ (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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Word Origin and History for jetting
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Science definitions for jetting

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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