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Jet

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Jetn. 
     Same as 2d Get.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
Jetn. [OF. jet, jayet, F. jaïet, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ; -- so called from or , a town and river in Lycia.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
Jet ant (Zoöl.), a blackish European ant (Formica fuliginosa), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees.
Jetn. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. Abject, Ejaculate, Gist, Jess, Jut.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
Jet propeller (Naut.), a device for propelling vessels by means of a forcible jet of water ejected from the vessel, as by a centrifugal pump. -- Jet pump, a device in which a small jet of steam, air, water, or other fluid, in rapid motion, lifts or otherwise moves, by its impulse, a larger quantity of the fluid with which it mingles.
Jetv. i. [F. jeter, L. jactare, freq. fr. jacere to throw. See 3d Jet, and cf. Jut.].
  •  To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.  [1913 Webster]
    " he jets under his advanced plumes!"  [1913 Webster]
    "To jet upon a prince's right."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.  Wiseman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.  [1913 Webster]
Jetv. t. 
     To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.  [1913 Webster]
    "A dozen angry models jetted steam."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Jet, n. & v.
--n.
1 a stream of water, steam, gas, flame, etc. shot out esp. from a small opening.
2 a spout or nozzle for emitting water etc. in this way.
3 a a jet engine. b an aircraft powered by one or more jet engines.
--v. (jetted, jetting)
1 intr. spurt out in jets.
2 tr. & intr. colloq. send or travel by jet plane.

Idiom
jet engine an engine using jet propulsion for forward thrust, esp. of an aircraft. jet lag extreme tiredness and other bodily effects felt after a long flight involving marked differences of local time. jet-propelled
1 having jet propulsion.
2 (of a person etc.) very fast. jet propulsion propulsion by the backward ejection of a high-speed jet of gas etc. jet set colloq. wealthy people frequently travelling by air, esp. for pleasure. jet-setter colloq. a member of the jet set.
jet stream
1 a narrow current of very strong winds encircling the globe several miles above the earth.
2 the stream from a jet engine.
Jet, n.
1 a a hard black variety of lignite capable of being carved and highly polished. b (attrib.) made of this.
2 (in full jet-black) a deep glossy black colour.

Etymology
ME f. AF geet, OF jaiet f. L gagates f. Gk gagates f. Gagai in Asia Minor

THESAURUS

Jet

Jet Liner, anabasis, ascension, ascent, black, blowtorch, business jet, charcoal, clamber, climb, climbing, coal, crow, ebon, ebony, elevation, escalade, fountain, gush, gyring up, increase, ink, inky, jet plane, jetty, jump, leap, levitation, mount, mounting, multi-jet, night, pitch, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pulse-jet, ramjet, raven, rise, rising, rocketing up, sable, saltation, shooting up, single-jet, sloe, smoke, smut, soaring, soot, spout, spring, sprit, spritz, spurt, surge, tailless jet, takeoff, taking off, tar, turbojet, twin-jet, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, zooming

ROGET THESAURUS

Jet

Navigation

VB sail, put to sea, take ship, get under way, set sail, spread sail, spread canvas, gather way, have way on, make sail, carry sail, plow the waves, plow the deep, plow the main, plow the ocean, walk the waters, navigate, warp, luff, scud, boom, kedge, drift, course, cruise, coast, hug the shore, hug the land, circumnavigate, ply the oar, row, paddle, pull, scull, punt, steam, swim, float, buffet the waves, ride the storm, skim, effleurer, dive, wade, fly, be wafted, hover, soar, flutter, jet, orbit, rocket, take wing, take a flight, take off, ascend, blast off, land, alight, wing one's flight, wing one's way, aviate, parachute, jump, glide.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.

Blackness

N blackness darkness, (want of light), swartliness, lividity, dark color, tone, color, chiaroscuro, nigrification, infuscation, jet, ink, ebony, coal pitch, soot, charcoal, sloe, smut, raven, crow, negro, blackamoor, man of color, nigger, darkie, Ethiop, black, buck, nigger, coon, sambo, lampblack, ivory black, blueblack, writing ink, printing ink, printer's ink, Indian ink, India ink, in mourning.


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