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Meaning of “jet” in the English Dictionary

"jet" in British English

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jetnoun

uk   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 ​thinstream of something, such as ​water or ​gas, that is ​forced out of a ​smallhole: She ​turned on the ​hose and a jet ofwatersprayedacross the ​yard. [C] a ​smallhole 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, ​blackstone that ​shines when it is ​rubbed and is used to make ​jewellery and other ​decorativeobjects

jetverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   us   /dʒet/ (-tt-) informal
to ​travelsomewhere by ​plane: I'm jetting off to New Zealand next ​week.
(Definition of jet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jet" in American English

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jetnoun

 us   /dʒet/
  • jet noun (CONTINUOUS FLOW)

[C] a ​strong, ​narrow, ​continuousflow, esp. of ​water or ​gas, that is ​forced out of a ​smallhole: The ​whaleblew a jet of ​water into the ​air.
  • jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] a ​fastaircraft with a jet ​engine: He ​owns a ​private jet.
  • jet noun (STONE)

[U] a hard, ​black, ​shinystone 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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