There are 3 definitions of jet in English:

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noun

1A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small opening: a jet of boiling water spurted over his hand
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  • Through this a thin jet of liquid would flow into the mouth of the ritual drinker or brotherhood performer.
  • This process results in two jets of hadronic particles as the quarks form hadrons.
  • A jagged crack shot through the ice and water gushed up in jets and spurts.
Synonyms
1.1A nozzle or narrow opening for sending out a jet of liquid or gas.
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  • Once that has been signed and returned, and the cost of new nozzles and jets paid, Egoli Gas will make the conversion.
  • The ejected material is channeled into narrow jets perpendicular to the disk, while material from the disk falls onto the protostar.
  • For all I know, the company may have toyed with the idea of slightly widening the nozzle on the windscreen-washer jets.
Synonyms
nozzle, head, spray, rose, atomizer, sprinkler, sprinkler head, spout, nose
technical sparkler, spile
2A jet engine.
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  • Stepping through the hole, he fires the suit's jump jets.
  • They finally quit, then several airplanes flew over, then a jet roared.
  • The jets contain relativistic winds that interact and collide, creating shock waves and emitting high-energy X-rays and gamma rays.
2.1An aircraft powered by one or more jet engines: a private jet
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  • Gunboats patrolled the sea lanes and the skies were covered by fighter jets launched from an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
  • How often have you ever heard of someone who qualified to fly fighter jets never flying a plane again?
  • He insisted on training to fly a jumbo jet despite an obvious lack of skill even with small planes.
Synonyms
jet plane, jetliner; aircraft, plane; Britishaeroplane

verb (jets, jetting, jetted)

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1Spurt out in jets: blood jetted from his nostrils
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  • Blood jetted from the cut, the young man fell down, dead.
  • Black blood jetted from the wound, and Narajao thrashed wildly.
  • In several locations, rivers of mercury flowed from the planet's core, and occasional bursts of exploding methane jetted from the deeper craters.
Synonyms
squirt, spurt, shoot, spray, fountain, erupt; gush, pour, stream, rush, pump, surge, spew, spill, flow, course, well, spring, burst, issue, emanate
British informal sloosh
2Travel by jet aircraft: the newly weds jetted off for a honeymoon in New York
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  • There's also the little matter of the Interim Government jetting about, all over the world… traveling from one place to the next.
  • The film, which gives young travellers safety tips before jetting off for adventures, is being made available to sixth-form colleges across the country.
  • It must be annoying for under-funded museum staff to see a travelling droid circus jetting in from California.
Synonyms
fly, travel/go by jet, travel/go by plane, travel/go by air

Origin

late 16th century (as a verb meaning 'jut out'): from French jeter 'to throw', based on Latin jactare, frequentative of jacere 'to throw'.

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Pronunciation: əbˈdʒʊə
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solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)

There are 3 definitions of jet in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
1A hard black semi-precious variety of lignite, capable of being carved and highly polished: [as modifier]: jet beads
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  • Saba's eyes shone like stones of black jet as he greedily reached for the beer, downing it in one gulp.
  • He was a dark iron gray with a broad chest and fine quarters, clean limbed with perfect feet, and hoofs as black as jet.
  • Around the girl's neck was a gold choker set with glittering black jet, and on her head sat a gold crown.
1.1 (also jet black) A glossy black colour: [as modifier]: her jet-black hair
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  • His short jet-black hair and black trench coat made him almost invisible against the background.
  • One was dressed in black, with long, smooth black hair and equally jet black eyes.
  • The other was really, really tall, with long jet black hair and slanted black eyes.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French jaiet, from Latin Gagates, from Greek gagatēs 'from Gagai', a town in Asia Minor.

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abbreviation

Joint European Torus, a machine for conducting experiments in nuclear fusion, at Culham in Oxfordshire.