jet

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French jet, Old French get, giet, Latin iactus (a throwing, a throw), from iacere (to throw). See abject, ejaculate, gist, jess, jut.

A MiG-17 jet.

Noun[edit]

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?)
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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?)

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jet (not comparable)

  1. Propelled by turbine engines.
    jet airplane
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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jet (plural jets)

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

Etymology[edit]

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

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jet imperfective

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

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. throw
  2. spurt, spout

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Friulian[edit]

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. bed

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jet

  1. rafsi of jetnu.