Definitions for jetdʒɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jetdʒɛt(n.; v.; adj.)jet•ted, jet•ting

  1. (n.)a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.

  2. something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.

  3. a spout or nozzle for emitting liquid or gas.

  4. Category: Aeronautics

    Ref: jet plane.

  5. Category: Aeronautics

    Ref: jet engine.

  6. (v.i.)to move or travel by jet propulsion or jet plane.

  7. to be shot forth in a stream.

  8. (v.t.)to transport by jet plane.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. to shoot (something) forth in a stream.

  10. (adj.)pertaining to, associated with, or involving a jet, jet engine, or jet plane.

  11. in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion:

    a jet nozzle.

Origin of jet:

1580–90; < MF jeter to throw < L jactāre, freq. of jacere to throw


  1. a hard black coal, susceptible of a high polish, sometimes used in jewelry.

    Category: Mineralogy

  2. a deep black.

  3. (adj.)of the color jet; black as jet.

Origin of jet:

1350–1400; ME jet, get < OF jaiet蠐 L gagātēs < Gk (líthos) gagatēs Gagatic (stone), after Gágai, town in Lycia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane(noun)

    an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

  2. jet, squirt, spurt, spirt(noun)

    the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

  3. jet(noun)

    a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation

  4. jet, blue jet, reverse lightning(noun)

    atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward

  5. K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C(noun)

    street names for ketamine

  6. fountain, jet(adj)

    an artificially produced flow of water

  7. coal-black, jet, jet-black, pitchy, sooty(verb)

    of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

  8. jet, gush(verb)

    issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

    "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"

  9. jet(verb)

    fly a jet plane

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jet(noun)ʒɛt

    a fast plane

    military fighter jets

  2. jetʒɛt

    a stream of liquid or gas moving with great force

    a jet of water from the fire truck's hose

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jet(noun)

    same as 2d Get

  2. Jet(noun)

    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

  3. Jet(noun)

    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

  4. Jet(noun)

    drift; scope; range, as of an argument

  5. Jet(noun)

    the sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold

  6. Jet(verb)

    to strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude

  7. Jet(verb)

    to jerk; to jolt; to be shaken

  8. Jet(verb)

    to shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out

  9. Jet(verb)

    to spout; to emit in a stream or jet


  1. Jet

    Jet were an Australian rock band formed in 2001 while attending St Bede's College Mentone in Melbourne. The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group sold 6.5 million albums.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jet

    a hard, black, bituminous lignite, capable of an excellent polish and easily carved, hence useful for trinkets and ornaments, which have been made of it from very early times; is found in France, Spain, and Saxony, but the best supplies come from Whitby, Yorkshire.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jet' in Nouns Frequency: #2000

Translations for jet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sudden, strong stream or flow (of liquid, gas, flame or steam), forced through a narrow opening

Firemen have to be trained to direct the jets from their hoses accurately.

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