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Webster 1913 Edition


Jet

Jet

,
Noun.
Same as 2d
Get
.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Jet

,
Noun.
[OF.
jet
,
jayet
, F.
jaïet
,
jais
, L.
gagates
, fr. Gr. [GREEK]; – so called from [GREEK] or [GREEK], 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
(Zool.)
,
a blackish European ant (
Formica fuliginosa
), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees.

Jet

,
Noun.
[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

,
Verb.
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!
Shakespeare
To
jet
upon a prince’s right.
Shakespeare
2.
To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
[Obs.]
Wiseman.
3.
To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.

Jet

,
Verb.
T.
To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.
A dozen angry models
jetted
steam.
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jet

JET

,
Noun.
[L. gagates.] A solid, dry, black,inflammable fossil substance, harder than asphalt, susceptible of a good polish, and glossy in its fracture, which is conchoidal or undulating. It is found not in strata or continued masses, but in unconnected heaps. It is wrought into toys, buttons, mourning jewels, &c.
Jet is regarded as a variety of lignite, or coal originating in wood.

JET

,
Noun.
[L. jactus.]
1.
A spout, spouting or shooting of water; a jet d'eau.
2.
A yard. Tusser. Drift; scope. [Not in use or local.]

JET

,
Verb.
I.
[See the Noun.] To shoot forward; to shoot out; to project; to jut; to intrude.
1.
To strut; to throw or toss the body in haughtiness.
2.
To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
[This orthography is rarely used. See Jut.]

Definition 2022


Jet

Jet

See also: jet and jeț

English

Proper noun

Jet

  1. A town in Oklahoma.

Dutch

Etymology

Jet f

A shortened form of either Henriëtte or Mariëtte.

Proper noun

  1. A female given name

German

Etymology

From English jet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dʒɛt]

Noun

Jet m (genitive Jets, plural Jets)

  1. (aircraft) jet

Declension

Synonyms

  • Düsenflugzeug

Derived terms

jet

jet

See also: Jet and jeț

English

Noun

jet (plural jets)

  1. A collimated stream, spurt or flow of liquid or gas from a pressurized container, an engine, etc.
  2. A spout or nozzle for creating a jet of fluid.
  3. A type of airplane using jet engines rather than propellers.
  4. An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
    1. A turbine.
    2. A rocket engine.
  5. A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
  6. (physics) A narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon.
  7. (dated) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.
  8. (printing, dated) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
Translations

Verb

jet (third-person singular simple present jets, present participle jetting, simple past and past participle jetted)

  1. (intransitive) To spray out of a container.
  2. (intransitive) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion
  3. (intransitive) To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around
  4. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
  5. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
    • Shakespeare
      He jets under his advanced plumes.
    • Shakespeare
      to jet upon a prince's right
  6. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wiseman to this entry?)

Translations

Adjective

jet (not comparable)

  1. Propelled by turbine engines.
    jet airplane
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old French / French jet, jayet, Latin gagates after Ancient Greek Γαγάτης (Gagátēs), from Γάγας (Gágas, a town and river in Lycia).

Noun

jet (plural jets)

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

Adjective

jet (not comparable)

  1. Very dark black in colour.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 23:
      She was an ash blonde with greenish eyes, beaded lashes, hair waved smoothly back from ears in which large jet buttons glittered.
Translations

Derived terms

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

References

  • jet in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *ěxati, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey-.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛt/
  • Homophone: jed
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Verb

jet impf

  1. to ride
  2. to go (by vehicle)

Conjugation

Derived terms

Related terms

References

  1. jet in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

French

Etymology

From Old French get, giet, Latin iactus (a throwing, throw).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛ/

Noun

jet m (plural jets)

  1. throw
  2. spurt, spout

Related terms


Friulian

Noun

jet m (plural jets)

  1. bed

Lojban

Rafsi

jet

  1. rafsi of jetnu.