Definitions for GASgæs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (n.)a fluid substance with the ability to expand indefinitely, as opposed to a solid or a liquid.

    Category: Physics

  2. any such fluid or mixture of fluids, used as a fuel, anesthetic, asphyxiating agent, etc.

    Category: Physics, Chemistry

  3. gasoline. the foot-operated accelerator of an automotive vehicle.

  4. Category: Physiology

    Ref: flatus .

  5. an explosive mixture of firedamp with air.

    Category: Mining

  6. Slang. empty talk. a person or thing that is very entertaining or successful.

  7. (v.t.)to supply with gas.

  8. to overcome, poison, or asphyxiate with gas or fumes.

  9. to treat or impregnate with gas.

  10. Slang. to talk nonsense to. to amuse or affect strongly.

  11. (v.i.)to give off gas, as a storage battery being charged.

  12. Slang. to indulge in idle, empty talk. to become drunk (often fol. by up).

  13. gas up, to fill the gasoline tank of an automobile or other vehicle.

    Category: Automotive, Verb Phrase

Idioms for gas:

  1. step on the gas,to increase one's speed; hurry.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of gas:

1650–60; coined by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), Flemish chemist; suggested by Gk cháos atmosphere

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gas, gaseous state(noun)

    the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

  2. gas(noun)

    a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

  3. gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrol(noun)

    a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

  4. flatulence, flatulency, gas(noun)

    a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

  5. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun(noun)

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve

    "he stepped on the gas"

  6. natural gas, gas(verb)

    a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

  7. gas(verb)

    attack with gas; subject to gas fumes

    "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"

  8. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gas(noun)æs

    a liquid substance used as fuel for vehicles; = gasoline

    to fill the car with gas

  2. gasæs

    matter that is not solid or liquid

    a flammable gas

  3. gasæs

    a gas used as fuel for some household equipment; = natural gas

    a gas furnace

  4. gasæs

    gas produced in your stomach

    to pass gas


  1. gas(Adjective)

    comical, zany.

  2. Origin: Shortened from gasoline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gas(noun)

    an aeriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aeriform state

  2. Gas(noun)

    a complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes

  3. Gas(noun)

    laughing gas

  4. Gas(noun)

    any irrespirable aeriform fluid


  1. Gas

    Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter. A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms, elemental molecules made from one type of atom, or compound molecules made from a variety of atoms. A gas mixture would contain a variety of pure gases much like the air. What distinguishes a gas from liquids and solids is the vast separation of the individual gas particles. This separation usually makes a colorless gas invisible to the human observer. The interaction of gas particles in the presence of electric and gravitational fields are considered negligible as indicated by the constant velocity vectors in the image. The gaseous state of matter is found between the liquid and plasma states, the latter of which provides the upper temperature boundary for gases. Bounding the lower end of the temperature scale lie degenerative quantum gases which are gaining increasing attention. High-density atomic gases super cooled to incredibly low temperatures are classified by their statistical behavior as either a Bose gas or a Fermi gas. For a comprehensive listing of these exotic states of matter see list of states of matter.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. gas

    [as in ‘gas chamber’] 1. interj. A term of disgust and hatred, implying that gas should be dispensed in generous quantities, thereby exterminating the source of irritation. “Some loser just reloaded the system for no reason! Gas!” 2. interj. A suggestion that someone or something ought to be flushed out of mercy. “The system's getting wedged every few minutes. Gas!” 3. vt. To flush (sense 1). “You should gas that old crufty software.” 4. [IBM] n. Dead space in nonsequentially organized files that was occupied by data that has since been deleted; the compression operation that removes it is called degassing (by analogy, perhaps, with the use of the same term in vacuum technology). 5. [IBM] n. Empty space on a disk that has been clandestinely allocated against future need.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GAS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1501

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GAS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1116

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GAS' in Nouns Frequency: #578

Translations for GAS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a substance like air

Oxygen is a gas.

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