Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jet”

jet

noun  /dʒet/ us  

jet noun (CONTINUOUS FLOW)

[C] a strong, narrow, continuous flow, esp. of water or gas, that is forced out of a small hole: The whale blew a jet of water into the air.

jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] a fast aircraft with a jet engine: He owns a private jet.

jet noun (STONE)

[U] a hard, black, shiny stone that is used to make jewelry

jet

verb [I always + adv/prep]  /dʒet/ (-tt-) us  

jet verb [I always + adv/prep] (TRAVEL BY AIRCRAFT)

to travel in a jet aircraft: I’m jetting off to LA next week.
(Definition of jet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “jet”

Definitions of “jet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More