—n. 1. a stream of a liquid, gas, or small solid particles forcefully shooting forth from a nozzle, orifice, etc.
2. something that issues in such a stream, as water or gas.
3. a spout or nozzle for emitting liquid or gas: a gas jet. 4. See jet plane. 5. See jet engine.
—v.i. 1. to travel by jet plane: to jet to Las Vegas for the weekend. 2. to move or travel by means of jet propulsion: The octopus jetted away from danger. 3. to be shot forth in a stream.
4. to move or travel rapidly: The star halfback jetted toward the goal line.
—v.t. 1. to transport by jet plane: The nonstop service from New York will jet you to Tokyo in 13 hours. 2. to shoot (something) forth in a stream; spout.
3. to place (a pile or the like) by eroding the ground beneath it with a jet of water or of water and compressed air.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or associated with a jet, jet engine, or jet plane: jet pilot; jet exhaust. 2. in the form of or producing a jet or jet propulsion: jet nozzle. 3. by means of a jet airplane: a jet trip; jet transportation.
Pronunciation: ( jet),[key] —n. 1. a compact black coal, susceptible of a high polish, used for making beads, jewelry, buttons, etc.
2. a deep black.
3. Obs.black marble.
—adj. 1. consisting or made of jet.
2. of the color jet; black as jet.