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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
jet
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a jet engine
▪ the plane's powerful jet engines
a passenger plane/jet
▪ It was recently converted from a passenger plane to cargo use.
bubble jet printer
jet blackliterary (= completely black)
▪ She had shiny jet black hair, and skin as white as snow.
jet engine
jet lag
▪ I’m suffering from jet lag but I’ll feel better after a good night’s sleep.
jet propulsion
jet set
Jet Ski
jet stream
jet/inky black (=very dark)
▪ jet black hair
jumbo jet
jump jet
rocket/wind/nuclear/jet propulsion
suffering from jet lag
▪ I’m suffering from jet lag but I’ll feel better after a good night’s sleep.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
jumbo
▪ The shuttle was then loaded atop a converted 747 jumbo jet and flown back to Kennedy.
▪ Meanwhile, those who observed the jumbo jet exploding say they still have vivid memories.
▪ That's the same as a full jumbo jet crashing at Heathrow every day of the week and two on Sunday.
▪ Flight attendant Lauren Holly takes the controls on a jumbo jet after a prisoner escapes and eliminates the crew.
▪ Bird strikes have become far more frequent since the jumbo jets were introduced in the late 1970's.
▪ S.-made Stinger anti-aircraft missile could have downed the jumbo jet.
▪ She became a pilot and now flies jumbo jets between Bali, Hawaii and Los Angeles.
▪ A couple of jumbo jets could land on the floor space that houses this bash.
military
▪ During the day four low-flying military jets had blasted down the Glen.
▪ The Hinkley Point site, for instance, lies in an area used extensively by low-flying military jets.
private
▪ He is also pledging his private jet and everything else his family owns.
▪ You needed the private jets in Washington.
▪ How can a private jet be cheaper than a train?
▪ McCain has made four campaign trips in Paxson's private jet in the past few months.
▪ Immediately after the gig Jon Bon Jovi flew back to London on the private jet he arrived in just seven hours earlier.
▪ And happiness is ... a romantic tycoon with his own private jet.
▪ He flies in a private jet from concert to concert.
regional
▪ Provost McDonald said last year BAe had moved the headquarters of its regional jet operation to Prestwick.
▪ In 1999, SkyWest, 25 % held by Delta Airlines, ordered 50 Bombardier regional jets.
▪ This was also a record for the world regional jet industry.
■ NOUN
aircraft
▪ Post-war development of parachutes acting as brakes on jet aircraft are also covered in this rarely written about subject.
▪ It also flies three routes in the Midwest, under contract to Delta and Northwest, using 70-seat jet aircraft.
▪ September 4: Pioneering jet aircraft.
airliner
▪ The plant produced the world's first jet airliner, the Comet.
▪ It is more akin to the toilet found on a modern jet airliner, with the addition of spring-loaded thigh restraints!
▪ Manufacturers of the world's quietest jet airliner the BAe 146.
business
▪ Lowest interior and exterior noise level of any high speed business jet.
▪ Inset A transatlantic corporate business jet.
engine
▪ It has been used successfully, for example in the design of jet engines.
▪ In fact the improvement statistics in our jet engine shops were even more remarkable.
▪ A jet engine can take up to six seconds to spool up.
▪ Besides the black boxes, this category includes the jet engines, the pilot escape system, and so on.
▪ When a resultant is radial, the body can take off, like a rocket or a jet engine.
▪ Cobalt is important in the jet engines of aeroplanes because it makes turbine blades resist high temperatures.
fighter
▪ Military experts think more than 50 fighter jets would be needed to enforce the zone.
▪ Even the simulated F-16 fighter jet you were piloting into a hostile zone near the Strait of Hormuz.
▪ Fast fighter jets -- many traveling within earshot of the sound barrier -- will headline the shows.
▪ The plan is also expected to call for cuts in fighter jet programs and two rounds of base closings.
fuel
▪ At different times during the war, reports came in of the need for jet fuel.
▪ He cited higher jet fuel costs.
▪ Police also found a quantity of jet fuel, sources said.
gas
▪ As he turned out the gas jet he whistled to himself.
▪ I had turned out the gas jet and did not have a match with which to relight it.
▪ The intense heat of being held over a gas jet will cause immediate and permanent discolouring.
▪ I was led down the dark hallway to a room in which a gas jet was burning.
jump
▪ It's playing host to a squadron of Harrier jump jets on a military excercise.
lag
▪ It's jet lag and it affects nearly everyone on long-haul flights.
▪ The symptoms of jet lag result from a temporary disruption of these rhythms.
▪ The first week is hell; jet lag and a sluggish nausea I can't explain.
▪ Beyond a quieter plane ride, NoiseBuster is said to lessen the effects of jet lag.
▪ Aromatherapy treatments can also help with problems such as jet lag.
▪ Of course, George may have had jet lag.
▪ Researchers are investigating its ability to induce sleep and combat jet lag.
passenger
▪ Read in studio Two passenger jets have been involved in a near-miss over Oxfordshire.
▪ The F-16s apparently were not warned about the passenger jet before they closed to investigate its presence.
pilot
▪ For fast jet pilots, a stint with the Red Arrows is the highlight of their careers.
▪ Travolta is a licensed jet pilot and owns a Learjet.
▪ A jet pilot will happily take off in weather that would ground micro-light pilots.
plane
▪ It may sound like an intermittent road drill combined with a jet plane.
▪ You can buy a jet plane and lease it to the airlines.
▪ It was beginning to dawn on him that getting on a jet plane wasn't like stealing a truck.
▪ I thought jet planes were just trucks with more wings and less wheels.
propulsion
▪ Somewhere inside itself, the thing had a sort of jet propulsion.
▪ Both creatures can, like the nautilus, use jet propulsion on occasion.
set
▪ Daniela soave examines the growth of the good-cause jet set.
▪ Resorts: Cortina is international jet set, glamour and glitz.
ski
▪ He had also accepted the gift of a jet ski from a construction company seeking public works contracts.
▪ Immediately, bans on jet skis started being announced in most parts of the state.
▪ Why did it have the ride qualities of a jet ski?
▪ Another solution has been to designate specific areas for jet ski use while banning them elsewhere.
stream
▪ The aircraft would have crossed this jet stream at a shallow angle which would have resulted in considerably reduced ground speed.
▪ You almost feel guilty paying attention to the jet stream of consciousness.
▪ The forecast issued at Keflavik did not mention this jet stream.
▪ El Nino also diverts the paths of the jet stream and storms.
▪ Recently the jet stream has retreated northward, meteorologists say, leaving the field undefended against those intrusive southern storms.
■ VERB
charter
▪ He left immediately for the airport, and chartered a jet.
fly
▪ She had never flown in a jet or stayed in a hotel or ridden in a chauffeured limousine.
▪ She became a pilot and now flies jumbo jets between Bali, Hawaii and Los Angeles.
▪ Simply flying jet fighters in those early days involved high risk.
▪ Applications to fly executive jets were rejected and an attempt to become a government air accident investigator failed.
▪ He flies in a private jet from concert to concert.
▪ But now there is a cheaper way for business travellers to fly on a private jet.
▪ The Marines will be doing more than just flying jets and helicopters from the concrete runways.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the jet set
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a jet fighter
▪ strong jets of water
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After a terrifying two minutes the crew overpowered Mukonyi, handcuffed him, and regained control of the jet.
▪ An imperial eagle lectern carved in jet supported upon its open black wings a huge, chained copy of the Codex Astartes.
▪ And happiness is ... a romantic tycoon with his own private jet.
▪ Curiously, how stars produce jets is an open question.
▪ Dan Vandenberg witnessed jets in a more typical role.
▪ He is also pledging his private jet and everything else his family owns.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
off
▪ So Western experts were soon jetting off to poor countries to run surveys and design massive family planning programmes.
▪ That means a potential 200,000 customers will be jetting off to the States.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Martinez greeted supporters in Tampa, then jetted to Miami.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Within a few minutes the atmosphere in the bay was normal, and Ace was jetting towards the shuttle's cabin door.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jet

Jet \Jet\, n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. ja["i]et, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ?; -- so called from ? or ?, a town and river in Lycia.] [written also jeat, jayet.] (Min.) 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.

Jet ant (Zo["o]l.), a blackish European ant ( Formica fuliginosa), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees.

Jet

Jet \Jet\, n. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. Abject, Ejaculate, Gist, Jess, Jut.]

  1. 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.

  2. Drift; scope; range, as of an argument. [Obs.]

  3. The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.
    --Knight.

    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.

Jet

Jet \Jet\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jetting.] [F. jeter, L. jactare, freq. fr. jacere to throw. See 3d Jet, and cf. Jut.]

  1. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude. [Obs.]

    he jets under his advanced plumes!
    --Shak.

    To jet upon a prince's right.
    --Shak.

  2. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken. [Obs.]
    --Wiseman.

  3. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.

Jet

Jet \Jet\, n. Same as 2d Get. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Jet

Jet \Jet\, v. t. To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.

A dozen angry models jetted steam.
--Tennyson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
jet

"stream of water," 1690s, from French jet, from jeter (see jet (v.)). Sense of "spout or nozzle for emitting water, gas, fuel, etc." is from 1825. Hence jet propulsion (1867) and the noun meaning "airplane driven by jet propulsion" (1944, from jet engine, 1943). The first one to be in service was the German Messerschmitt Me 262. Jet stream is from 1947. Jet set first attested 1951, slightly before jet commuter plane flights began. Jet age is attested from 1952.

jet

early 15c., "to prance, strut, swagger," from Middle French jeter "to throw, thrust," from Late Latin iectare, abstracted from deiectare, proiectare, etc., in place of Latin iactare "toss about," frequentative of iacere "to throw, cast," from PIE root *ye- "to do" (cognates: Greek iemi, ienai "to send, throw;" Hittite ijami "I make"). Meaning "to sprout or spurt forth" is from 1690s. Related: Jetted; jetting.

jet

"deep black lignite," mid-14c., from Anglo-French geet, Old French jaiet "jet, lignite" (12c.), from Latin gagates, from Greek gagates lithos "stone of Gages," town and river in Lycia. As "a deep black color," also as an adjective, attested from mid-15c.

Wiktionary
jet

Etymology 1

  1. Propelled by turbine engines. n. 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 type of airplane using jet engines rather than propellers. 4 An engine that propels a vehicle using a stream of fluid as propulsion. 5 # A turbine. 6 # A rocket engine. 7 A part of a carburetor that controls the amount of fuel mixed with the air. 8 (context physics English) A narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon. 9 (context dated English) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument. 10 (context printing dated English) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To spray out of a container. 2 (context intransitive English) To travel on a jet aircraft or otherwise by jet propulsion 3 (context intransitive English) To move (running, walking et

  3. ) rapidly around 4 To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out. 5 To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude. 6 To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken. Etymology 2

    a. Very dark black in colour. n. 1 A hard, black form of coal, sometimes used in jewellery. 2 The colour of jet coal, deep grey.

WordNet
jet
  1. n. an airplane powered by one or more jet engines [syn: jet plane, jet-propelled plane]

  2. the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn: squirt, spurt, spirt]

  3. a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewellery or ornamentation

  4. street names for ketamine [syn: K, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C]

  5. an artificially produced flow of water [syn: fountain]

  6. [also: jetting, jetted]

jet
  1. adj. of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal [syn: coal-black, jet-black, pitchy, sooty]

  2. [also: jetting, jetted]

jet
  1. v. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building" [syn: gush]

  2. fly a jet plane

  3. [also: jetting, jetted]

Gazetteer
Jet, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 230
Housing Units (2000): 149
Land area (2000): 0.308176 sq. miles (0.798171 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.308176 sq. miles (0.798171 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38000
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 36.666790 N, 98.181053 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73749
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Jet, OK
Jet
Wikipedia
Jet (band)

Jet was an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group sold 6.5 million albums. The band's end was announced in 2012.

Jet (lignite)

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Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is considered to be a minor gemstone. Jet is not considered a true mineral, but rather a mineraloid as it has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure.

The English noun "jet" derives from the French word for the same material: jaiet. Jet is either black or dark brown, but may contain pyrite inclusions, which are of brassy colour and metallic lustre. The adjective "jet-black", meaning as dark a black as possible, derives from this material.

Jet

Jet, Jets, or The Jets may refer to:

Jet (mathematics)

In mathematics, the jet is an operation that takes a differentiable functionf and produces a polynomial, the truncated Taylor polynomial of f, at each point of its domain. Although this is the definition of a jet, the theory of jets regards these polynomials as being abstract polynomials rather than polynomial functions.

This article first explores the notion of a jet of a real valued function in one real variable, followed by a discussion of generalizations to several real variables. It then gives a rigorous construction of jets and jet spaces between Euclidean spaces. It concludes with a description of jets between manifolds, and how these jets can be constructed intrinsically. In this more general context, it summarizes some of the applications of jets to differential geometry and the theory of differential equations.

Jet (magazine)

Jet is a digital magazine. As an American weekly marketed toward African-American readers, it was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. Initially billed as "The Weekly Negro News Magazine", Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the American Civil Rights movement from its earliest years, including coverage of the Emmett Till murder, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in small digest-sized format from its inception in 1951, Jet printed in all or mostly black-and-white until its 27 December 1999 issue. In 2009, Jet's publishing format was changed; it was published every week with a double issue published once each month. Johnson Publishing Company published the final print issue, 23 June 2014, continuing solely as a digital magazine app. In 2016, Johnson Publishing sold Jet and Ebony to private equity firm Clear View Group. The new publishing company will be known as Ebony Media Corporation.

Jet (particle physics)

A jet is a narrow cone of hadrons and other particles produced by the hadronization of a quark or gluon in a particle physics or heavy ion experiment. Particles carrying a color charge, such as quarks, cannot exist in free form because of QCD confinement which only allows for colorless states. When an object containing color charge fragments, each fragment carries away some of the color charge. In order to obey confinement, these fragments create other colored objects around them to form colorless objects. The ensemble of these objects is called a jet. Jets are measured in particle detectors and studied in order to determine the properties of the original quarks.

In relativistic heavy ion physics, jets are important because the originating hard scattering is a natural probe for the QCD matter created in the collision, and indicate its phase. When the QCD matter undergoes a phase crossover into quark gluon plasma, the energy loss in the medium grows significantly, effectively quenching the outgoing jet.

Example of jet analysis techniques are:

  • jet reconstruction (e.g., k algorithm, cone algorithm)
  • jet correlation
  • flavor tagging (e.g., b-tagging).

The Lund string model is an example of a jet fragmentation model.

Jet (comics)

Jet is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Millennium #2 (January 1988), and was created by Steve Engelhart and Joe Staton.

Jet (song)

"Jet" is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from their album Band on the Run. Supposedly written about a jet black Labrador that McCartney owned, the song was the first British and American single to be released from the album. The song peaked at number 7 in both the British and American charts on 30 March 1974, also charting in multiple countries in Europe. It has been released on numerous compilation albums, and has since become one of the band's most well-known tracks.

Along with " Helen Wheels" and " Junior's Farm", "Jet" is another McCartney song where his primary inspiration for composing the song arose in daily life.

Jet (UK band)

Jet were a glam rock band from London formed in 1974. They released one album in 1975 before splitting up, with the bulk of the band going on to become the punk/new wave band Radio Stars.

Jet (video game)

Jet is a combat flight simulator video game originally published in 1985 by subLOGIC.

Jet (brand)

Jet is the filling station brand of Phillips 66 used in Europe. Jet filling stations are located in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom, and formerly in Denmark, Sweden and Ireland. The owner sold its stations in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to its Russian affiliate, Lukoil.

The Jet service station network in Ireland was acquired by Statoil in 1996. Maxol acquired 50 Jet/Statoil-branded sites as a condition of the acquisition. Statoil also acquired all Nordic stations in September 2007; however, they are still using the Jet brand name. In 2014 the Nordic stations were rebranded to the new brand name Ingo.

Jet (fluid)

A jet is a stream of fluid that is projected into a surrounding medium, usually from some kind of a nozzle, aperture or orifice. Jets can travel long distances without dissipating. In the Earth's atmosphere there exist jet streams that travel thousands of kilometres.

Jet fluid has higher momentum compared to the surrounding fluid medium. In the case that the surrounding medium is assumed to be made up of the same fluid as the jet, and this fluid has a viscosity, the surrounding fluid is carried along with the jet in a process called entrainment.

Some animals, notably cephalopods, use a jet to propel themselves in water. Similarly, a jet engine as it name suggests, emits a jet used to propel rockets, aircraft, jetboats, and submarines.

Jet (name)

Jet is a given name which may be either masculine or feminine. It is relatively common in Dutch-speaking countries, as a nickname for certain feminine given names (for example, Henriette or Mariëtte), and is pronounced in that context. It is rarer in English-speaking countries, where it is generally a masculine nickname or adopted name, pronounced .

  • Jet Black (born 1938), English drummer, member of The Stranglers
  • Jet Bussemaker (Mariëtte, born 1961), Dutch politician
  • Jet Harris (1939–2011), English bass guitarist, member of The Shadows
  • Jet Jongeling (born 1977), Dutch cyclist
  • Jet Li (born 1963), Chinese martial artist and actor
  • Jet Lowe, American photographer
  • Jet McCoy, American cowboy, contestant in The Amazing Race 16
  • Jet O'Rourke, Australian musician
  • Jet Rowland (2002–2004), Australian road accident victim
  • Jet van Noortwijk (Ariette, born 1968), Dutch cricketer
  • Jet Zoon (born 1988), Dutch musician and composer
  • Tateo Ozaki (born 1954), Japanese golfer, nicknamed "Jet"

Category:Dutch feminine given names

Usage examples of "jet".

The turbines aft of maneuvering, so loud before, like jet engines screaming mere feet away, spun down, their steam gone.

The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.

Red tinged mist, jetting up all round her, clouded her vision, adding to her confusion.

A tube of muscle protruded from the opening, and a high-pressure stream of water pulsed out, jetting the ammonite up and into the blue waters.

At that very moment, a supply of the amphibian virus was winging its way by Air Force jet to Dr.

From now on he was in the hands of his jets, his spring boots, his exo-skeleton and full-augmentation devices, all operating under the final arbitrament of the flight search plan he had set up.

Some of the flashes branched out in a thousand different directions, making coralliform zigzags, and threw out wonderful jets of arborescent light.

Taking up a tossaway from the stack, Picardy grasped the small loop and held the aubade over the crystal jet.

Rohain tucked the feather inside a tapestry aulmoniere, fastened with buttons of jet.

At the Marine Corps, Air Station there, she was assigned to the Second Marine Air Wing, a Harrier jet squadron, for five weeks of on-the-job training while awaiting the next scheduled start of avionics technician class.

The dark hazy outlines of the low scrubby tree-tops flicked by our wingtips close enough to touch, while ahead of us through the rain-mist an occasional big baobab tree loomed and Louren eased the jet over its greedily clutching branches.

The blue and violet blacks may be converted to jet shades by adding to the dye-bath some yellow dye-stuff, such as Azo Yellow, Alizarine Yellow, or Gambine Yellow, which will resist the action of the bichrome in the developing bath.

It had helped that Peg had stayed out of my biz until after I put Andi on the jet to Boston that morning.

Using a private jet, Sam moved Michael Bowden to Santa Maria Hospital, a large private hospital associated with the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, a teaching hospital and medical school.

Although it was only a three-hour flight in the company jet which Garry loved to pilot himself, yet these days Centaine very seldom saw them at Weltevreden.