jet

[ UK /d‍ʒˈɛt/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɛt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
NOUN
  1. an artificially produced flow of water
  2. a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
  3. an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  4. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  5. atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
  6. street names for ketamine
VERB
  1. fly a jet plane
  2. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
    Water jetted forth
    flames were jetting out of the building
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How To Use jet In A Sentence

  • It was part of Rolls-Royce, one of the world's largest manufacturers of jet engines, which grew out of the original car-making company founded by Henry Rolls.
  • The blame for this month's wet weather lies with the jet stream winds a few miles high. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fact that your name adorned a jet over the skies over Afghanistan solidifies the bond all of us in the military share with the American people. CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2002
  • The lightship has had uplighters added to its fore and aft masts with lighting units added around its deck and jetty.
  • Here's a good one - a survey to see if birds are afraid of heights or get jet lag on long flights. The Sun
  • Travolta is a licensed jet pilot and owns a Learjet.
  • The straw that broke the camel's back was "jete" - which I said was a ballet term, from the French. Archive 2009-01-01
  • Smaller and more versatile aircraft reduce financial and operational risks to airlines, particularly in economic downturns, compared to jumbo jets, he adds.
  • Its markings were unmistakeable, as were the large, soulless, jet black eyes.
  • The first two British charter jets picked up 413 refugees last night. The Sun
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