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Meaning of JET

Pronunciation:  jet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an artificially produced flow of water
  2. [n]  an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  3. [n]  the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  4. [n]  a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewellery or ornamentation
  5. [adj]  of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
  6. [v]  issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"
  7. [v]  fly a jet plane

JET is a 3 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: achromatic, coal-black, fountain, gush, jet plane, jet-black, jet-propelled plane, pitchy, sooty, spirt, spurt, squirt
 See Also: aeroplane, airplane, aviate, brown coal, course, discharge, flow, flow, flowing, fly, jet engine, jumbo jet, jumbojet, lignite, outpouring, pilot, plane, run, run, spray, spritz, twinjet, wood coal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jet\, n.
    Same as 2d {Get}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Jet\, n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. ja["i]et, jais, L. gagates,
    fr. Gr. ?; -- so called from ? or ?, a town and river in
    Lycia.] [written also {jeat}, {jayet}.] (Min.)
    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}.
    {Jet ant} (Zo["o]l.), a blackish European ant ({Formica
       fuliginosa}), which builds its nest of a paperlike
       material in the trunks of trees.
  3. \Jet\, n. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a
    throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. {Abject}, {Ejaculate},
    {Gist}, {Jess}, {Jut}.]
    1. 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.
    2. Drift; scope; range, as of an argument. [Obs.]
    3. The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type
       is cold. --Knight.
    {Jet propeller} (Naut.), a device for propelling vessels by
       means of a forcible jet of water ejected from the vessel,
       as by a centrifugal pump.
    {Jet pump}, a device in which a small jet of steam, air,
       water, or other fluid, in rapid motion, lifts or otherwise
       moves, by its impulse, a larger quantity of the fluid with
       which it mingles.
  4. \Jet\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jetted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jetting}.] [F. jeter, L. jactare, freq. fr. jacere to throw.
    See 3d {Jet}, and cf. {Jut}.]
    1. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be
       insolent; to obtrude. [Obs.]
             he jets under his advanced plumes!    --Shak.
             To jet upon a prince's right.         --Shak.
    2. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken. [Obs.] --Wiseman.
    3. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
  5. \Jet\, v. t.
    To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.
          A dozen angry models jetted steam.       --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jet flying overhead in your dream means of bad news from distant friends or misfortune in business.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An effluent stream from a restricted channel, including a fast current through a slower stream.
Thesaurus Terms
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