- jetjet1 [jet]vt., vi.jetted, jetting [< MFr jeter, to throw < OFr < VL * jectare, for L jactare, freq. of jacere, to throw < IE base * yē-, to throw, do > Gr hienai, to set in motion, throw, send]1. to spout, gush, or shoot out in a stream, as liquid or gas2. to travel or convey by jet airplanen.[ME < OFr get, giet, a throw, spurt < L jactus, a throw, cast]1. a stream of liquid or gas emitted or forced out, as from a spout2. a spout or nozzle for emitting a stream of water or gas3. a jet-propelled airplane: in full, jet (air)planeadj.1. jet-propelled2. of or having to do with jet propulsion or jet-propelled aircraft [the jet age]jet2 [jet]n.[ME get < OFr jaiet < L gagates < Gr gagatēs, jet, after Gagas, town and river in Lycia, Asia Minor]1. a hard, black variety of lignite, which takes a high polish: sometimes used in jewelry: also called jet coal2. a deep, lustrous blackadj.1. made of jet2. black like jet
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.