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
a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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
flatulence, flatulency, gas(noun)
a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun(noun)
a pedal that controls the throttle valve
"he stepped on the gas"
natural gas, gas(verb)
a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
"The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)
same as gasoline; -- a shortened form. Also, the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term
the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term
Same as natural gas.
to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas
Origin: Shortened from gasoline.
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
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
any irrespirable aeriform fluid
Origin: [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gas, n. a vaporous substance not condensed into a liquid at ordinary terrestrial temperatures and pressures—esp. that obtained from coal, used in lighting houses: (coll.) frothy talk:—pl. Gas′es.—v.t. to supply with gas: (U.S.) to impose on by talking gas.—v.i. to vapour, talk boastfully.—ns. Gasalier′, Gaselier′, a hanging frame with branches for gas-jets, formed on false analogy from chandelier; Gas′-bag, a bag for holding gas: a boastful, talkative person; Gas′-brack′et, a pipe, mostly curved, projecting from the wall of a room, used for illuminating purposes; Gas′-burn′er, a piece of metal fitted to the end of a gas-pipe, with one or more small holes so arranged as to spread out the flame; Gas′-coal, any coal suitable for making illuminating gas; Gas′-condens′er, an apparatus for freeing coal-gas from tar; Gasē′ity, Gā′seousness.—adj. Gaseous (gā′se-us).—ns. Gas′-en′gine, an engine in which motion is communicated to the piston by the alternate admission and condensation of gas in a closed cylinder; Gas′-fit′ter, one who fits up the pipes and brackets for gas-lighting; Gas′-fix′ture, a bracket or chandelier for gas; Gas′-fur′nace, a furnace of which the fuel is gas; Gas′holder, a large vessel for storing gas; Gasificā′tion, the process of converting into gas.—v.t. Gas′ify, to convert into gas.—ns. Gas′-jet, a gas-burner; Gas′-lamp, a lamp lighted by gas; Gas′-main, one of the principal underground pipes conveying gas from the works to the places where it is consumed; Gas′-man, a man employed in the manufacture of gas: the man who controls the lights of the stage; Gas′-mē′ter, an instrument for measuring the quantity of gas consumed at a particular place in a given time; Gas′ogene (same as Gazogene); Gas′olene, rectified petroleum; Gasom′eter, an instrument for measuring gas: a place for holding gas.—adjs. Gasomet′ric, -al.—ns. Gas′-pipe, a pipe for conveying gas; Gas′sing, idle talking; Gas′-stove, an apparatus in which coal-gas is used for heating and cooking purposes.—adj. Gas′sy, full of gas, gaseous: (slang) given to vain and boastful talk.—ns. Gas′-tank, a reservoir for coal-gas; Gas′-tar, coal-tar.—adj. Gas′-tight, sufficiently close to prevent the escape of gas.—ns. Gas′-wa′ter, water through which coal-gas has been passed; Ga
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter made up of individual atoms and molecules.
Gas is found in many forms e.g. Natural gas, Compressed gas, atmospheric gas. Types of chemical gas are e.g. Oxygen, Hydrogen, Flourine etc.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'gas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1501
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'gas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1116
Rank popularity for the word 'gas' in Nouns Frequency: #578
The numerical value of gas in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of gas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
On being an actor .nothing more than a worker in a service occupation . It's like being a waiter or a gas station attendant, but I'm waiting on 6 million people in a week if I'm lucky.
We are now waiting for the Ukrainian side to order gas, the Ukrainian side is now discussing how much gas it needs before the end of the winter period, and by the end of December Ukraine will pay off the second half of this debt.
If we get a good price (with Gazprom), we will renew (the contract), if not we will switch completely to LNG, we would like more non-Russian gas in our system and U.S. gas fits our gas formula and its composition is similar to Russian gas.
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
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Translations for gas
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- газове, газBulgarian
- plyn, benzínCzech
- Blähung, auftanken, vergasen, Gas geben, tanken, Gas, BenzinGerman
- αέριο, βενζίνη, ατμόςGreek
- echar gasolina, acelerar, gas, repostar, llenar el tanqueSpanish
- bensa, kaasu, bensiiniFinnish
- boulet, gaz, boulet de canon, essence, marrant, missileFrench
- gasWestern Frisian
- גזים, גז, דלקHebrew
- գազ, բենզինArmenian
- gas, gasolinaInterlingua
- gas, benzinaItalian
- 気体, ガソリン, ガスJapanese
- gas, gasium, gasumLatin
- gāzes, gāzeLatvian
- гас, бензин, гасови, дава гасMacedonian
- gas, benzine, tankenDutch
- gaz, benzynaPolish
- gás, gasolinaPortuguese
- gaze, gaz, benzinăRomanian
- газ, бензин, запра́вить, жать на газ, заправля́ть, газану́ть, газова́тьRussian
- плин, gas, гас, plinSerbo-Croatian
- plyn, benzínSlovak
- gas, bensin, gaserSwedish
- แก๊ส, ก๊าซThai
- فارغہ, گیسUrdu
- khí tê, khí, chất khíVietnamese
- vap, bänsinVolapük
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