jet


jet
jet
jet1 [jet]
vt., vi.
jetted, jetting [< MFr jeter, to throw < OFr < VL * jectare, for L jactare, freq. of jacere, to throw < IE base * yē-, to throw, do > Gr hienai, to set in motion, throw, send]
1. to spout, gush, or shoot out in a stream, as liquid or gas
2. to travel or convey by jet airplane
n.
[ME < OFr get, giet, a throw, spurt < L jactus, a throw, cast]
1. a stream of liquid or gas emitted or forced out, as from a spout
2. a spout or nozzle for emitting a stream of water or gas
3. a jet-propelled airplane: in full, jet (air)plane
adj.
1. jet-propelled
2. of or having to do with jet propulsion or jet-propelled aircraft [the jet age]
jet2 [jet]
n.
[ME get < OFr jaiet < L gagates < Gr gagatēs, jet, after Gagas, town and river in Lycia, Asia Minor]
1. a hard, black variety of lignite, which takes a high polish: sometimes used in jewelry: also called jet coal
2. a deep, lustrous black
adj.
1. made of jet
2. black like jet

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