jet

1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a stream of water, steam, gas, flame, etc. shot out esp. from a small opening.
2 a spout or nozzle for emitting water etc. in this way.
3 a a jet engine. b an aircraft powered by one or more jet engines.
—v. (jetted, jetting)
1 intr. spurt out in jets.
2 tr. & intr. colloq. send or travel by jet plane.
Phrases and idioms:
jet engine an engine using jet propulsion for forward thrust, esp. of an aircraft. jet lag extreme tiredness and other bodily effects felt after a long flight involving marked differences of local time. jet-propelled
1 having jet propulsion.
2 (of a person etc.) very fast. jet propulsion propulsion by the backward ejection of a high-speed jet of gas etc. jet set colloq. wealthy people frequently travelling by air, esp. for pleasure. jet-setter colloq. a member of the jet set.
jet stream
1 a narrow current of very strong winds encircling the globe several miles above the earth.
2 the stream from a jet engine.
Etymology: earlier as verb (in sense 1): F jeter throw ult. f. L jactare frequent. of jacere jact- throw
2.
n.
1 a a hard black variety of lignite capable of being carved and highly polished. b (attrib.) made of this.
2 (in full jet-black) a deep glossy black colour.
Etymology: ME f. AF geet, OF jaiet f. L gagates f. Gk gagates f. Gagai in Asia Minor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • jet — jet …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Jet — Jet …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Jet — may refer to:Aerospace*Jet engine *Jet aircraft *Jet Airways, an airline based in India serving domestic and international routes *JetLite, subsidiary of Jet Airways *JetBlue Airways, an airline based in New York *Jetstar Airways, an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • Jet — Основная информация …   Википедия

  • jet — jet; Jet; jet·ness; jet·sam; jet·son; jet·tage; jet·teau; jet·ti·son·able; jet·to; jet·tru; ob·jet; over·jet; pro·jet; reso·jet; tra·jet; tur·bo·jet; tur·bo·ram·jet; Jet·way; scram·jet; su·per·jet; tri·jet; jet·ted; jet·ter; jet·ti·son; jet·ty;… …   English syllables

  • Jet Li — 李连杰 Jet Li en el estreno de Fearless Nombre real Tradicional: 李連 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jet FM — Création 1986 Slogan « 91.2 » Langue Français Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Jet Li — (2006) Jet Li (chinesisch 李連杰 / 李连杰 Lǐ Liánjié, kant. Ley Lin Git; * 26. April 1963 in Peking) ist Schauspieler und Wushu Kämpfer chinesischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jet — Sm std. stil. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. jet, eigentlich Düse , dann gekürzt aus Fügungen wie jet plane Flugzeug mit Düsenantrieb . Als bevorzugtes Verkehrsmittel der High Society gekennzeichnet in Jet Set, auch jetten u.ä.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • jet — Jet. s. m. La longueur de l espace qu on peut jetter quelque chose. Il estoit à un jet de pierre de là, à un jet d arbaleste. On le dit du filet à pescher. Aprés le jet du filet dans la mer. acheter le jet du filet. Il signifie encore, Menuë… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.