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}. [1913 Webster]

{Jet ant} (Zo["o]l.), a blackish European ant ({Formica fuliginosa}), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees. [1913 Webster]


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  • jet — jet1 [jet] vt., vi. jetted, jetting [< MFr jeter, to throw < OFr < VL * jectare, for L jactare, freq. of jacere, to throw < IE base * yē , to throw, do > Gr hienai, to set in motion, throw, send] 1. to spout, gush, or shoot out in… …   English World dictionary

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  • Jet — Jet, n. [F. jet, OF. get, giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere to throw. Cf. {Abject}, {Ejaculate}, {Gist}, {Jess}, {Jut}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jeţ — JEŢ, jeţuri, s.n. Scaun înalt cu spetează şi braţe. [var.: (înv. şi reg.) jelţ, jilţ s.n.] – Din germ. Sitz. Trimis de cata, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  JEŢ s. fotoliu, (prin Transilv.) şezău. (Stă tolănit într un jeţ.) Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Jet — Jet: Die Bezeichnung für ein »Düsenflugzeug« ist im Deutschen seit der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s gebräuchlich. Sie wurde übernommen aus gleichbed. engl. jet, einer Kürzung aus jet ‹air›liner, jet plane. Eigentlich bedeutet jet »Düse, Strahl«, die… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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