jet-, -ject, -jecting, -jected, -jection, -jector, -jectory; jacu-, jac-

(Latin: throw, send, fling, hurl, cast; gush; spurt)

1. Violent and uncontrollable movements of the body and limbs, usually brought on by extremely high temperature, or occasionally by psychiatric disorders.
2. In law, a false boast or claim, especially one that is intended to harm another.
3. The act of boasting or exaggerating; boastful.
1. To throw or hurl (a dart, javelin, spear, etc.).
2. To throw or cast, as a dart.
3. To throw out; to emit.
4. To dart forward.
Act of tossing, throwing, darting, or hurling; as, spears, javelins, darts, etc.; a throw.
Tending to dart; acting at intervals; ejaculative.
1. In Roman history, a javelin thrower; a soldier armed with a javelin.
2. Someone who throws, hurls, or casts something.
3. The archer fish (Toxotes jaculator).
Having the power of darting.
Darting out; also, darted out; ejaculatory.
In zoology, having arrow-shaped spines or prickles.
1. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
2. A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.
3. From about 1475 A.D., from Middle French javeline (15th century), diminutive of Old French javelot, "a spear", probably from Gaulish (Old Irish gabul "fork"; Welsh gafl, "fork" gaflach, "feathered spear"). Also found in Italian as giavelotto and Middle High German as gabilot.

Note: this word is not etymologically related to jaculate, jet or any of the other element forms in this unit; however, it serves as part the definitions for some of the words in this family group, just as "spear" and "dart" are.

jess, jessing, jessed
1. A short strap with a ring for attaching a leash, fastened around one of the legs of a falcon or other trained bird of prey/
2. To put a jess on a bird.
3. Etymology: from about the 14th century, from Old French ges, form of get, "act of throwing"; from Latin jactus which comes from jacere, "to throw".