What does gasoline mean?

Definitions for gasolineˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. gasoline(Noun)

    A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.

    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft

  2. gasoline(Noun)

    A certain kind of gasoline.

  3. Origin: gas + -ol + chemical suffix -ine

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gasoline(noun)

    a highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See Carburetor


  1. Gasoline

    Gasoline, or petrol, is a transparent, petroleum-derived oil that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. Some gasolines also contain ethanol as an alternative fuel. In North America, the term gasoline is often shortened in colloquial usage to gas, while petrol is the common name in the UK, Republic of Ireland and in Commonwealth countries. Under normal ambient conditions, its material state is liquid, unlike liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gasoline

    Volative flammable fuel (liquid hydrocarbons) derived from crude petroleum by processes such as distillation reforming, polymerization, etc.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gasoline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gasoline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pete Rose:

    I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.

  2. Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.:

    Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes

  3. Wallace Tyner:

    Gasoline prices have dropped around 30 percent, while incomes have gone up no more than 3 percent, thus, the drop in gasoline price over this period likely has been about as important as the increase in income.

  4. Chief Executive Jeff Stevens:

    In the southwest Chief Executive Jeff Stevens, gasoline demand is up and we are seeing strong gasoline margins in the second quarter, building on momentum from the first quarter, the second quarter is off to an exceptionally strong start.

  5. Phil Flynn:

    The demand for gasoline has been stronger than expected, and we are seeing stronger RBOB (gasoline) futures, americans love low gasoline prices, and when gasoline prices fell, coupled with a growing economy, we are going back to our old habits.

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