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jettison

verb

  1. (discard)  to throw away, of something encumbering
    Type of: discard
  2. (throw)  to throw as from an airplane
    Type of: throw

Etymology summary

(Noun) "act of throwing overboard", from Anglo-French getteson, from Old French...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Jettison [disambiguation]

may refer to: A verb meaning to throw or eject from a ship, aircraft or vehicle; or discard or abandon; see marine debris | Jettison (record label), a Chicago-based indie record label | Jettison (band), a punk band from the 1980s | Jettison (book), a... (42 of 147 words, 7 definitions, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

jettison | jetsam [sense-specific] | abandon [synonym, sense-specific]

to throw away; abandon | to throw overboard | another word for "jetsam" [sense-specific] (12 of 421 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

jettison [entry 1, noun] | discarding [synonym] | disposition [synonym] | dumping [synonym] | disposal [synonym] | junking [synonym] | removal [synonym] | riddance [synonym] | scrapping [synonym] | ...

a voluntary sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship's load in time of distress (14 of 91 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jettison

jettison [entry 2, verb] | cashier [synonym, sense-specific] | cast [synonym, sense-specific] | chuck [synonym, sense-specific] | deep-six [synonym, sense-specific] | ditch [synonym, sense-specific] | dump [synonym, sense-specific] | eighty-six [synonym, sense-specific] | exorcise [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make jettison of | to get rid of as superfluous or encumbering; omit or forgo as part of a plan or as the result of some other decision | to drop ... (30 of 193 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

jettison

in maritime law, casting all or part of a ship's cargo overboard to lighten the vessel or to meet some danger, such as fire. Such cargo, when found ... (28 of 124 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

jettison

throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship | abandon or discard (someone or something that is no longer wanted) | the action of jettisoning ... (24 of 111 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jettison

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jettison [transitive] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

to get rid of something that is not useful or successful | to throw goods, equipment, or fuel from a ship or plane in order to make it lighter and ... (29 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jettison

American Heritage Dictionary:

jettison | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

To cast overboard or off | [informal] To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome | The act of discarding or casting overboard. | Jetsam. (21 of 76 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

jettison

to get rid of something or someone that is not wanted or needed | to decide not to use an idea or plan | to throw goods, fuel or equipment from a ship ... (31 of 71 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/jettison

Wiktionary:

jettison | jettisons [plural] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jetsam [synonym, sense-specific] | chuck [synonym, sense-specific] | discard [synonym, sense-specific] | ditch [synonym, sense-specific] | dump [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[uncountable] Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon. | [countable] The action of jettisoning items. | To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, spaceship or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load. |... (40 of 70 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

jettison | jetsam [synonym, sense-specific]

to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency. | to throw off (something) as an ... (26 of 66 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

jettison

a throwing overboard of goods to lighten a ship, airplane, etc. in an emergency | "jetsam" | to throw (goods) overboard | to discard (something) as ... (23 of 55 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

jettison | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

to discard or abandon something such as an idea or project | to throw something from a ship, aircraft, or vehicle | the discarding or abandoning of ... (25 of 100 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623100​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

jettison

First use: early 15th century

Origin: (Noun) "act of throwing overboard", from Anglo-French getteson, from Old French getaison "act of throwing (goods overboard)," especially ... (21 of 50 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

jettison

Origin: late Middle English (as a noun denoting the throwing of goods overboard to lighten a ship in distress): from Old French getaison, from Latin ... (24 of 39 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

jettison | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Middle English jetteson, a throwing overboard of goods to lighten ship, from Anglo-Norman getteson, from Vulgar Latin ... (18 of 32 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

jettison

Origin: Middle English jetteson from Anglo-French getteson from Old French getaison, a throwing, jetsam from Latin jactatio, a ... (17 of 24 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

jettison

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French getaison, ultimately from Latin jactātiō a tossing about; see jactation

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Wiktionary:

jettison | jettisons [plural] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle]

Origin: Anglo-Norman getteson, from Old French getaison (French: would be *jetaison like pendaison). Cognate to jetsam

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Merriam-Webster:

jettison [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English jetteson, from Anglo-French geteson, literally, action of throwing, from Latin jactation-, jactatio, from jactare

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Encarta Dictionary:

jettison | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman getteson "throwing cargo overboard" (to lighten a ship) from Latin jectare "throw about"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623100​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

jettison | jettisons [plural] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jettison"

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Collins Dictionary:

jettison

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jettison"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

jettison [transitive] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jettison"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

jettison [transitive] | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jettison"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

jettison

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "jettison"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "jettison"

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the Free Dictionary:

jettison

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Google Dictionary:

jettison | jettisoned [past tense] | jettisoning [present participle] | jettisons [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "jettison"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jettison

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jettison"

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YourDictionary Audio:

jettison

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jettison" by speech synthesizer

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