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Dictionary Definition

jet adj : of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal [syn: coal-black, jet-black, pitchy, sooty]

Noun

1 an airplane powered by one or more jet engines [syn: jet plane, jet-propelled plane]
2 the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn: squirt, spurt, spirt]
3 a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewellery or ornamentation
4 street names for ketamine [syn: K, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C]
5 an artificially produced flow of water [syn: fountain]

Verb

1 issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building" [syn: gush]
2 fly a jet plane [also: jetting, jetted]

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English

Etymology 1

From jet, get giet, iactus from iacere. See abject, ejaculate, gist, jess, jut.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A stream, spout, spurt or flow of liquid or gas from a pressurized container, an engine, etc.
  2. A class of airplane whose engines use turbines rather than propellors.
  3. An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
  4. A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
Translations
spray
airplane

Verb

  1. To spray out of a container.
  2. To travel on a jet plane.

Adjective

  1. Propelled by turbine engines.
    jet airplane
Translations
propelled

Etymology 2

From / jet, jayet, gagates after Gagas, a town and river in Lycia.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A hard, black form of coal, sometimes used in jewellery.
  2. The colour of jet (3), deep black.
    jet colour:   
Translations
coal
colour

Adjective

  1. Of a very dark black in colour.
Translations
colour

References

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Czech

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Jet may refer to:

Science

Aerospace

Music

Fiction

Sports

Culture

  • Jet (magazine), an African-American themed magazine
  • Jet Li, Chinese martial artist, actor, Wushu champion, and international film star
  • JET Programme, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (teaching English)
  • Jet (slang), to leave in a hurry

Products and business

Places

Other

  • Water jet (recreation), a personal-use water cannon that can be turned to spray in different directions and is usually found in water parks
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jet in Korean: 제트
jet in Indonesian: Jet
jet in Italian: JET
jet in Dutch: Jet
jet in Japanese: ジェット
jet in Polish: Jet
jet in Portuguese: Avião#Avi.C3.B5es_a_jato
jet in Simple English: Jet
jet in Finnish: Jet
jet in Swedish: Jet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jet Liner, 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 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
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