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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French jet (spurt”, literally “a throw), from Old French get, giet, from Vulgar Latin *iectus, jectus, from Latin iactus (a throwing, a throw), from iacere (to throw). See abject, ejaculate, gist, jess, jut. Cognate with Spanish echar.

 
A MiG-17 jet.

NounEdit

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. (aviation) 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.
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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. (transitive) To spray with liquid from a container.
    Farmers may either dip or jet sheep with chemicals.
  3. (intransitive) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion
  4. (intransitive) To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around
  5. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
  6. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act II Scene 1,[1]
      Why, lords, and think you not how dangerous
      It is to jet upon a prince’s right?
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II Scene 5,[2]
      Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him: how he jets under his advanced plumes!
  7. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
    • 1719, Richard Wiseman, Serjeant-Chirurgeon to King Charles II, Eight Chirurgical Treatises, London: B. Tooke et al., 5th edition, Volume 2, Book 5, Chapter 4, p. 78,[3]
      A Lady was wounded down the whole Length of the Forehead to the Nose [] It happened to her travelling in a Hackney-Coach, upon the jetting whereof she was thrown out of the hinder Seat against a Bar of Iron in the forepart of the Coach.
  8. To adjust the fuel to air ratio of a carburetor; to install or adjust a carburetor jet
    • 1970, Bill Fisher, How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines[4], page 30:
      The cure is to jet the carburetor excessively rich so that the mixture will be correct at the top end, but this richens the curve throughout the RPM range.
  9. (slang) To leave.

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jet (not comparable)

  1. Propelled by turbine engines.
    jet airplane
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English get, geet, gete, from an northern form of Old French jayet, jaiet, gaiet, from Latin gagātēs, from Ancient Greek Γαγάτης (Gagátēs), from Γάγας (Gágas, 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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Central FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German iowiht. Cognate with Middle Dutch iewet, iet (whence Limburgish get, contemporary Dutch iets), English aught.

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jet (indefinite)

  1. (Ripuarian, northernmost Moselle Franconian) something; anything
    Luur ens, ich hann der jet metjebrat.
    Look, I’ve brought you something.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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jet impf

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

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

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French get, giet, from a Vulgar Latin *iectus, jectus, an alteration of Latin iactus (a throwing, throw).

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. throw
  2. spurt, spout, jet

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Etymology 2Edit

From English jet (airplane).

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. jet (airplane)

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FriulianEdit

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. bed

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jet

  1. Alternative form of get (jet)

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From Latin iactus

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jet

  1. throw

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jet m (plural jets)

  1. jet