Definitions for: Jet


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Jet, n.
Same as 2d Get. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


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.


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.


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.


Jet, v. t.
To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.

A dozen angry models jetted steam. --Tennyson.

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

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