What does Diesel mean?

Definitions for Dieselˈdi zəl, -səl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Diesel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel(noun)

    German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)

  2. diesel, diesel engine, diesel motor(noun)

    an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil


  1. diesel(Noun)

    A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed

  2. diesel(Noun)

    A vehicle powered by a diesel engine

  3. diesel(Verb)

    To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression

  4. diesel(Verb)

    For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.

    The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling.

  5. Origin: From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.

Editors Contribution

  1. diesel

    A type of fuel.

    Diesel is mainly used as a form of fuel in engines and for various other purposes.

Suggested Resources

  1. diesel

    Song lyrics by diesel -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by diesel on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Diesel' in Nouns Frequency: #2382

Anagrams for Diesel »

  1. seidel

  2. elides


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diesel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diesel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Environment Minister Segolene Royal:

    We need to start preparing our move out of diesel right now, we should phase out diesel's (tax) advantage over five years.

  2. Andrew Reed:

    The last time diesel stocks were high at the end of 2009, we entered a period when diesel demand grew more than gasoline, and yet it still took years to run through those excess diesel inventories.

  3. National Development and Reform Commission:

    Building on basis of upgrading automotive gasoline and diesel can speed up the refitting of main refineries in order to upgrade general diesel ... and safeguard the domestic market supply of automotive and general diesel.

  4. Sushant Gupta:

    Most of their product will be diesel to Europe because Asia is already in surplus of diesel, and by sending crude and gasoline to Asia, of which it is short, they actually support the many partnerships they have across the region.

  5. Michael Noll:

    If you know anything about diesel engines, they produce pollution that is harmful for the environment or for humans just the same way, we have found smart ways to produce alternative diesel, but we have not found smart ways to avoid pollution.

Images & Illustrations of Diesel

Translations for Diesel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Diesel »


Find a translation for the Diesel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Diesel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Diesel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Sep. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Diesel>.

Are we missing a good definition for Diesel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Diesel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.