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Meaning of “jet” in the English Dictionary

"jet" in British English

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jetnoun

uk   /dʒet/ us   /dʒet/
  • jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

B1 [C] an aircraft with a jet engine that is able to fly very fast: a jet plane a private jet We flew to New York by jet.
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  • jet noun (STREAM)

[C] a thin stream of something, such as water or gas, that is forced out of a small hole: She turned on the hose and a jet of water sprayed across the yard.
[C] a small hole in a piece of equipment through which gas or another fuel is forced before it is burned: I think the gas jet must be blocked, because the oven won't light.
  • jet noun (STONE)

[U] a hard, black stone that shines when it is rubbed and is used to make jewellery and other decorative objects

jetverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /dʒet/ us   /dʒet/ -tt- informal
(Definition of jet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jetnoun

us   /dʒet/
  • 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

jetverb [I always + adv/prep]

us   /dʒet/ -tt-
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)
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