jet

A jet is an airplane that can rapidly travel long distances. To jet is the act of getting somewhere quickly, by jet or any other way, as in, "Do you see what time it is? We better jet!"

A jet is an aircraft that gets its power from jet engines rather than propellers. Jets are fast — that's probably why as a verb, jet means "to move quickly," either by taking a jet, like the celebrities who jet around the world, or the more ordinary "if I don't jet, I'll be late for school." Dishwashers and certain kinds of tubs have jets, tiny openings that push water out with great force. The streams of water are also called, you guessed it, jets.

Primary Meanings of jet

1.
nadj
a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
2.
nv
the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
3.
nv
an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
fly a jet plane
4.
n
street names for ketamine
Full Definitions of jet
1

n a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation

Type of:
brown coal, lignite, wood coal
intermediate between peat and bituminous coal

adj of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

Synonyms:
coal-black, jet-black, pitchy, sooty
achromatic, neutral
having no hue
2

n the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

Synonyms:
spirt, spurt, squirt
Types:
spray
a jet of vapor
spritz
a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
Type of:
discharge, outpouring, run
the pouring forth of a fluid

n atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward

Synonyms:
blue jet, reverse lightning
Type of:
atmospheric electricity
electrical discharges in the atmosphere

n an artificially produced flow of water

Synonyms:
fountain
Type of:
flow, flowing
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

v issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

“Water jetted forth”
“flames were jetting out of the building”
Synonyms:
gush
Type of:
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids
3

n an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

Synonyms:
jet plane, jet-propelled plane
Types:
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fan-jet, fanjet, turbofan, turbojet
an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
jetliner
a large jet plane that carries passengers
jumbo jet, jumbojet
a very large jet plane
twinjet
a jet plane propelled by two jet engines
Type of:
aeroplane, airplane, plane
an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

v fly a jet plane

Type of:
aviate, fly, pilot
operate an airplane
4

n street names for ketamine

Synonyms:
K, cat valium, green, honey oil, special K, super C, super acid
Type of:
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride
a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP

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