Other forms: jets; jetting; jetted

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.

Definitions of jet
  1. noun
    a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
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    type of:
    brown coal, lignite, wood coal
    intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
  2. adjective
    of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
    synonyms: coal-black, jet-black, pitchy, sooty
    achromatic, neutral
    having no hue
  3. noun
    the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    synonyms: spirt, spurt, squirt
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    a jet of vapor
    a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
    type of:
    discharge, outpouring, run
    the pouring forth of a fluid
  4. noun
    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
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    type of:
    atmospheric electricity
    electrical discharges in the atmosphere
  5. noun
    an artificially produced flow of water
    synonyms: fountain
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    type of:
    flow, flowing
    the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  6. verb
    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
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    type of:
    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
  7. noun
    an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    synonyms: jet plane, jet-propelled plane
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    fan-jet, fanjet, turbofan, turbojet
    an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
    a large jet plane that carries passengers
    jumbo jet, jumbojet
    a very large jet plane
    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
  8. verb
    fly a jet plane
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    type of:
    aviate, fly, pilot
    operate an airplane
  9. noun
    street names for ketamine
    synonyms: K, cat valium, green, honey oil, special K, super C, super acid
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    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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