About The Word Jet

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Jet Meaning & Definition
Jet Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jet?

[n] an artificially produced flow of water
[n] an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
[n] the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
[n] a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewellery or ornamentation
[adj] of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
[v] issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"
[v] fly a jet plane

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jet: achromatic | coal-black | fountain | gush | jet plane | jet-black | jet-propelled plane | pitchy | sooty | spirt | spurt | squirt

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jet: anabasis | ascension | ascent | black | blowtorch | business jet | charcoal | clamber | climb | climbing | coal | crow | ebon | ebony | elevation | escalade | fountain | gush | gyring up | increase | ink | inky | Jet Liner | jet plane | jetty | jump | leap | levitation | mount | mounting | multi-jet | night | pitch | pitch-black | pitch-dark | pulse-jet | ramjet | raven | rise | rising | rocketing up | sable | saltation | shooting up | single-jet | sloe | smoke | smut | soaring | soot | spout | spring | sprit | spritz | spurt | surge | tailless jet | takeoff | taking off | tar | turbojet | twin-jet | upclimb | upcoming | updraft | upgang | upgo | upgoing | upgrade | upgrowth | uphill | upleap | uplift | upping | uprisal | uprise | uprising | uprush | upshoot | upslope | upsurge | upsurgence | upsweep | upswing | vault | zooming

See Also | aeroplane | airplane | aviate | brown coal | course | discharge | flow | flow | flowing | fly | jet engine | jumbo jet | jumbojet | lignite | outpouring | pilot | plane | run | run | spray | spritz | twinjet | wood coal

Jet In Webster's Dictionary

\Jet\, n. Same as 2d {Get}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
\Jet\, n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. ja["i]et, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ?; -- so called from ? or ?, a town and river in Lycia.] [written also {jeat}, {jayet}.] (Min.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons, etc. Formerly called also {black amber}. {Jet ant} (Zo["o]l.), a blackish European ant ({Formica fuliginosa}), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees.
\Jet\, n. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. {Abject}, {Ejaculate}, {Gist}, {Jess}, {Jut}.] 1. A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of flame from an orifice; also, that which issues in a jet. 2. Drift; scope; range, as of an argument. [Obs.] 3. The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold. --Knight. {Jet propeller} (Naut.), a device for propelling vessels by means of a forcible jet of water ejected from the vessel, as by a centrifugal pump. {Jet pump}, a device in which a small jet of steam, air, water, or other fluid, in rapid motion, lifts or otherwise moves, by its impulse, a larger quantity of the fluid with which it mingles.
\Jet\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jetting}.] [F. jeter, L. jactare, freq. fr. jacere to throw. See 3d {Jet}, and cf. {Jut}.] 1. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude. [Obs.] he jets under his advanced plumes! --Shak. To jet upon a prince's right. --Shak. 2. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken. [Obs.] --Wiseman. 3. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
\Jet\, v. t. To spout; to emit in a stream or jet. A dozen angry models jetted steam. --Tennyson.

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