What does jet mean?

Definitions for jetdʒɛt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jet.

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

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

  10. Origin: [OF. jet, jayet, F. jaet, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ; -- so called from or , a town and river in Lycia.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jet

    jet, n. a rich black variety of mineral coal, very hard and compact, taking a brilliant polish, used for ornaments.—adj. Jet′-black.—n. Jet′tiness.—adj. Jet′ty, made of jet, or black as jet. [O. Fr. jaet—L.—Gr. gagatēs, from Gagas, a town and river in Lycia, in Asia Minor, where it was obtained.]

  2. Jet

    jet, n. a spouting stream: a spout at the end of a gas-pipe emitting the flame.—v.t. to throw out, shoot forth.—v.i. to strut, to encroach arrogantly upon.—n. Jettatu′ra, the Evil-eye. [O. Fr. jetter—L. jactāre, to fling, freq. of jacĕre, to throw.]

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ignasius Jonan:

    It can only be done by a fighter jet.

  2. John Benfield:

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

  3. Duane Gubler:

    What we've seen coincides perfectly with the advent of the jet airplane.

  4. Colin Grant:

    You could be following a jet ski...they could add scent. They could add mist.

  5. Brian Elbel:

    But the water jet does very much increase the likelihood that this will happen.

Images & Illustrations of jet

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Translations for jet

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • струя, реакти́венBulgarian
  • atzabeja, gaietaCatalan, Valencian
  • dyseDanish
  • Strahl, jettenGerman
  • αεριωθούμενοςGreek
  • a chorro, azabache, a reacción, chorro, a propulsiónSpanish
  • suihku, gagaatti, suutin, suihkumoottoriFinnish
  • dýsa, strúturFaroese
  • gicleur, jais, jet, noir de jaisFrench
  • գիշերArmenian
  • JetItalian
  • 漆黒, 射出, 貝褐炭, 噴射, 黒玉Japanese
  • გიშერიGeorgian
  • JetLatin
  • млазница, млазник, млаз, мла́зен по́гон, млазен, мла́зен мо́торMacedonian
  • pikzwart, gitzwart, straal, koolzwartDutch
  • bááshzhiniiNavajo, Navaho
  • bocal, jato, azevichePortuguese
  • jais, jiclor, motor cu reacție, duză, gagat, jet, cu reacțieRomanian
  • па́трубок, жиклёр, реакти́вный, форсу́нка, реакти́вный дви́гатель, струя́, гага́тRussian
  • mlazSerbo-Croatian
  • gagatsvart, kolsvart, munstycke, beckkol, dysa, jet, stråle, gagat, becksvart, jetmotorSwedish
  • rafadha, mtambo,, jetiSwahili

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