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English

Etymology 1

From French jet, Old French get giet, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] iactus (a throwing, a throw) from iacere (to throw). See abject, ejaculate, gist, jess, jut.

Pronunciation

A MiG-17 jet.

Noun

Singular
jet

Plural
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jet ({{{1}}})
  1. A collimated stream, spurt or flow of liquid or gas from a pressurized container, an engine, etc.
  2. A spout or nozzle for creating a jet of fluid
  3. A class of airplane using jet engines rather than propellors.
  4. An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion.
  5. A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air.
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Verb

Infinitive
to jet

Third person singular
jet

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to jet (third-person singular simple present jet, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (intransitive) To spray out of a container.
  2. (intransitive) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion
  3. (intransitive) To move (running, walking etc.) rapidly around

Adjective

jet (not comparable)

Positive
jet

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Propelled by turbine engines.
    jet airplane
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Etymology 2

From Old French / French jet, jayet, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gagates after Greek Gagas, a town and river in Lycia.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
jet

Plural
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jet ({{{1}}})
  1. A hard, black form of coal, sometimes used in jewellery.
  2. (color) The colour of jet coal, deep grey.
    jet colour:   
Translations

Adjective

jet (not comparable)

Positive
jet

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (color) Of a very dark black in colour.
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Czech

Pronunciation

Verb

jet imperfective
  1. to ride
  2. to go (by vehicle)

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

jet m. (plural jets)

  1. throw
  2. spurt, spout

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