jetting jetting  /ˈdʒɛ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  2. (n) the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  3. (n) a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
  4. (n) atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
  5. (n) street names for ketamine
  6. (n) an artificially produced flow of water
  7. (v) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
  8. (v) fly a jet plane
  9. (adj) of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
  10. (adj) propelled violently in a usually narrow stream

Usage(s):

  • Whether it's the cute flight crew uniforms or the excitement of jetting off to a strange land, air travel has been associated with romance ever since man learned to fly.

News

  1. Olive Branch preparing to host LawFit Challenge

    Jetting out of the police patrol car, Sgt. Terrence Mercadal spanned a simulated 3-foot-long ditch and leapt to the top of a 5-foot-tall wall.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Quiet time for Indiana basketball's Tom Crean and fresh class of incoming freshmen

    Indiana University's basketball practices are getting lonely these days. The three seniors who helped lead the Hoosiers out of their doldrums — Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford — have departed. Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo are jetting around auditioning for NBA teams. Remy Abell and Maurice Creek have transferred.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  3. It’s a ‘magic’ moment for Oregon’s English Gardner in 100

    Oregon did everything in its power to stay in the hunt for the women’s team title at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on Friday. As usual, it started with English Gardner. The New Jersey native thrilled a crowd of 10,128 by jetting to her second …
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

Quotes

  1. "I would have liked to know what it would have done for us for gearing and for jetting the engines and those types of things," Gordon said. "Those are important. They are things that I feel like we should have at least been given the...
    on Oct 7, 2006 By: Jeff Gordon Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Once upon a time, Tom DeLay was the powerful Majority Leader, jetting off to St. Andrews [golf course in Scotland] on a private plane with uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and...
    on Aug 17, 2009 By: Melanie Sloan Source: Washington Post

  3. "You've likely heard the rumblings and rumours:.and for once:...it's true:I'm packing it in! Well who am I kidding, if you're reading this now you know that for the past few years I've been pretty focused on jetting around the world to exotic places...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Calvin Ayre Source: Jackpot.co.uk

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