Meaning of jet

jet

Pronunciation: ( jet), [key]
— n., v., adj. jet•ted, jet•ting,
—n.
  1. a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.
  2. something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.
  3. a spout or nozzle for emitting liquid or gas: a gas jet.
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—v.i.
  1. to travel by jet plane: to jet to Las Vegas for the weekend.
  2. to move or travel by means of jet propulsion: The octopus jetted away from danger.
  3. to be shot forth in a stream.
  4. to move or travel rapidly: The star halfback jetted toward the goal line.
—v.t.
  1. to transport by jet plane: The nonstop service from New York will jet you to Tokyo in 13 hours.
  2. to shoot (something) forth in a stream; spout.
  3. to place (a pile or the like) by eroding the ground beneath it with a jet of water or of water and compressed air.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or associated with a jet, jet engine, or jet plane: jet pilot; jet exhaust.
  2. in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion: jet nozzle.
  3. by means of a jet airplane: a jet trip; jet transportation.

jet

Pronunciation: ( jet), [key]
— n.
  1. a compact black coal, susceptible of a high polish, used for making beads, jewelry, buttons, etc.
  2. a deep black.
  3. black marble.
—adj.
  1. consisting or made of jet.
  2. of the color jet; black as jet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • jet (Thesaurus)