a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.
something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.
a spout or nozzle for emitting liquid or gas:
a gas jet.
verb (used without object), jetted, jetting.
to travel by jet plane:
to jet to Las Vegas for the weekend.
to move or travel by means of :
The octopus jetted away from danger.
to be shot forth in a stream.
to move or travel rapidly:
The star halfback jetted toward the goal line.
verb (used with object), jetted, jetting.
to transport by jet plane:
The nonstop service from New York will jet you to Tokyo in 13 hours.
to shoot (something) forth in a stream; spout.
to place (a pile or the like) by eroding the ground beneath it with a jet of water or of water and compressed air.
of, relating to, or associated with a jet, jet engine, or jet plane:
jet pilot; jet exhaust.
in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion:
by means of a jet plane:
a jet trip; jet transportation.
a compact black coal, susceptible of a high polish, used for making beads, jewelry, buttons, etc.
a deep black.
Obsolete. black marble.
consisting or made of jet.
of the color jet; black as jet.
a thin stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small aperture or nozzle
an outlet or nozzle for emitting such a stream
a jet-propelled aircraft
(astronomy) a long thin feature extending from an active galaxy and usually observed at radio wavelengths
verb jets, jetting, jetted
to issue or cause to issue in a jet: water jetted from the hose, he jetted them with water
to transport or be transported by jet aircraft
Joint European Torus; a tokamak plasma-containment device at Culham, Oxfordshire, for research into energy production by nuclear fusion
early 15c., “to prance, strut, swagger,” from Middle French jeter “to throw, thrust,” from Late Latin iectare, abstracted from deiectare, proiectare, etc., in place of Latin iactare “toss about,” frequentative of iacere “to throw, cast,” from PIE root *ye- “to do” (cf. Greek iemi, ienai “to send, throw;” Hittite ijami “I make”). Meaning “to sprout or spurt forth” is from 1690s. Related: Jetted; jetting.
“stream of water,” 1690s, from French jet, from jeter (see jet (v.)). Sense of “spout or nozzle for emitting water, gas, fuel, etc.” is from 1825. Hence jet propulsion (1867) and the noun meaning “airplane driven by jet propulsion” (1944, from jet engine, 1943). The first one to be in service was the German Messerschmitt Me 262. Jet stream is from 1947. Jet set first attested 1951, slightly before jet commuter plane flights began. Jet age is attested from 1952.
“deep black lignite,” mid-14c., from Anglo-French geet, Old French jaiet “jet, lignite” (12c.), from Latin gagates, from Greek gagates lithos “stone of Gages,” town and river in Lycia. As “a deep black color,” also as an adjective, attested from mid-15c.
To leave; air out, split (1990s+ Teenagers)
noun, Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a member of any of several fundamentalist groups of chiefly young people (Jesus people) originating in the early 1970s and emphasizing intense personal devotion to and study of Jesus Christ and His teachings. 2. a Christian with an intense enthusiasm for Jesus Christ and His teachings. noun 1. […]
noun 1. (def 1). interjection 2. Sometimes Offensive. (used as an oath or strong expression of disbelief, dismay, awe, disappointment, pain, etc.) interjection An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc; jeepers creepers (1592+)
- Jesus boots
noun phrase Men’s sandals (1960s+ Counterculture)
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