from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dense black coal that takes a high polish and is used for jewelry.
- n. A deep black.
- adj. Made of or resembling a dense, black, highly polished coal.
- adj. Black as coal; jet-black: jet hair.
- n. A high-velocity fluid stream forced under pressure out of a small-diameter opening or nozzle.
- n. An outlet, such as a nozzle, used for emitting such a stream.
- n. Something emitted in or as if in a high-velocity fluid stream: "such myriad and such vivid jets of images” ( Henry Roth).
- n. A jet-propelled vehicle, especially a jet-propelled aircraft.
- n. A jet engine.
- intransitive v. To travel by jet aircraft: jetted from Houston to Los Angeles.
- intransitive v. To move very quickly.
- transitive v. To propel outward or squirt, as under pressure: "Any man might . . . hang around . . . jetting tobacco juice” ( Ross Lockridge, Jr.)
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collimated stream, spurt or flow of liquid or gas from a pressurized container, an engine, etc.
- n. A spout or nozzle for creating a jet of fluid.
- n. A type of airplane using jet engines rather than propellors.
- n. An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
- n. A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
- n. A narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon.
- v. To spray out of a container.
- v. To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion
- v. To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around
- adj. Propelled by turbine engines.
- n. A hard, black form of coal, sometimes used in jewellery.
- n. The colour of jet coal, deep grey.
- adj. Very dark black in colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as 2d get.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.
- n. The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.
- intransitive v. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
- intransitive v. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
- intransitive v. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
- transitive v. To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw out; shoot out; spurt forth, especially from a small orifice; spout; spurt.
- To shoot forward; shoot out; project; jut.
- To strut; stalk; assume a haughty or pompous carriage; be proud.
- To encroach offensively.
- To jerk; jolt.
- To turn round or about.
- n. A solid, dry, black, inflammable fossil substance, harder than asphalt, susceptible of high polish, and glossy in its fracture, which is conchoidal or undulating.
- n. The color of jet; a deep, rich, glossy black.
- Made of the mineral jet: as, jet beads; jet ornaments.
- n. A sudden shooting forth; a spouting or spurting, as of water or flame from a small orifice.
- n. That which so issues or spurts: as, a jet of water; a jet of blood; a jet of gas.
- n. A spout, or the end of a spout or nozle, for the emission of a liquid or gas: as, a rose-jet; a gas-jet.
- n. In metal-casting: A channel or tube for introducing melted metal into a mold.
- n. A small projecting piece of the metal, consisting of what remained in the hole through which the liquid metal was run into the mold: this has to be filed off before the casting can be finished. Compare runner.
- n. In pyrotechnics, a rocket-case filled with a burning composition, and attached to the circumference of a wheel or the end of a movable arm to give it motion.
- n. A large water-ladle.
- n. A descent; a declivity.
- n. Fashion; manner; custom; style.
- n. Artifice; contrivance.
- n. [A form of or substitute for gist, of the same ult. origin.] Point; drift; scope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
- n. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
- v. fly a jet plane
- n. atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
- adj. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
- n. a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
- n. an artificially produced flow of water
- n. street names for ketamine
- n. an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
When was the term "jet set" widely believed to have been coined?
As in going around like a jet is a disguise, a deception.
And then overhead, we have very fast winds into the higher levels of the atmosphere, what we call the jet stream.
We're going to have to wait until sunset and those flames will start to settle down because the winds will start to settle down, as what we call the jet stream decouples from the atmosphere.
"If we can do that [commercialize biofuels for aviation], that gives our customers an alternative supply of fuel, and hopefully we could smooth out some of the spikes in jet fuel prices and allow airline operators to be more financially stable," Mr. Bryant said.
Technology could allow backup pilots to take control of a passenger jet from the ground.
Inside of 40 years, from World War I to the Korean conflict, pilots went from shooting at each other with pistols from propeller-driven biplanes to dueling with cannons and missiles in jet aircraft moving faster than sound.
This type of crime can be handled under the old maritime laws, and his attempt to blow up the jet is similar to an attempted act of piracy on the seas.
A sensible libertarian would look at your suggestion that Oprah's jet is a poor use of resources when some people don't have adequate medical care and be opposed to that level of suggested redistribution, but be comfortable with funding the court system.
Billowy sleeves, sexy open backs, deep ruffles in jet black and gem tones, elegant satins and chiffons, fur vests and skirts for spring and a distinctly retro silhouette all contributed to the grand, theatrical whole.