What does cylinder mean?

Definitions for cylinder
ˈsɪl ɪn dərcylin·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cylinder(noun)

    a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)

  2. cylinder(noun)

    a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

  3. cylinder, piston chamber(noun)

    a chamber within which piston moves

  4. cylinder(noun)

    a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air

Wiktionary

  1. cylinder(Noun)

    A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.

    When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a right cylinder. In non-mathematical usage, both right and circular are usually implied.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  2. cylinder(Noun)

    A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  3. cylinder(Noun)

    Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  4. cylinder(Noun)

    A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  5. cylinder(Noun)

    A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  6. cylinder(Noun)

    An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  7. cylinder(Noun)

    The part of a revolver that contains chambers for the cartridges.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

  8. cylinder(Noun)

    The corresponding tracks on a vertical arrangement of disks in a disk drive considered as a unit of data capacity.

    Etymology: From cylindrus, from κύλινδρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cylinder(noun)

    a solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  2. Cylinder(noun)

    the space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  3. Cylinder(noun)

    any hollow body of cylindrical form

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  4. Cylinder(noun)

    the chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  5. Cylinder(noun)

    the barrel of an air or other pump

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  6. Cylinder(noun)

    the revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  7. Cylinder(noun)

    the bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

  8. Cylinder(noun)

    the revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom

    Etymology: [F. cylindre, OF. cilindre, L. cylindrus, fr. Gr. ky`lindros, fr. kyli`ndein, kyli`ein, to roll. Cf. Calender the machine.]

Freebase

  1. Cylinder

    A cylinder is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given line segment, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area and the volume of a cylinder have been known since deep antiquity. In differential geometry, a cylinder is defined more broadly as any ruled surface spanned by a one-parameter family of parallel lines. A cylinder whose cross section is an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola is called an elliptic cylinder, parabolic cylinder, or hyperbolic cylinder respectively. The open cylinder is topologically equivalent to both the open annulus and the punctured plane.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cylinder

    sil′in-dėr, n. a solid circular or roller-like body, whose ends are equal parallel circles: (mech.) applied to many cylindrical parts of machines, as any rotating cylindrical portion of a printing-press.—adjs. Cylindrā′ceous, somewhat cylindrical; Cylin′dric, -al, having the form or properties of a cylinder.—n. Cylindric′ity.—adj. Cylin′driform, in the form of a cylinder.—n. Cyl′indroid, a body like a cylinder, but having its base elliptical. [Gr. kylindros, kylindein, to roll.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cylinder

    The body of a pump; any tubular part of an engine.--Charge cylinder of a gun, is the part which receives the powder and ball, the remaining portion being styled the vacant cylinder. Especially in marine steam-engines, the cylindrical metal tube, with a diameter proportionate to the power of the engine, of which it may be termed the chief part, since it contains the active steam. Also, a cartridge box for the service of artillery. (See CARTRIDGE-BOX.)

Editors Contribution

  1. cylinder

    A type of known shape.

    A cylinder is like a tubular shape with two circles each end.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cylinder' in Nouns Frequency: #2607

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cylinder in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cylinder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cylinder in a Sentence

  1. Jochen Hermann:

    Take the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 12-cylinder model. If that approaches you at 10 kilometers an hour you can also barely hear it, so we wanted a sound which also oozes refinement for the electric car.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here's the interesting conversation between the Police Officer and one Indian Engineer who had gone to the police station to report his missing wife.: 'Officer, looks like I have lost my wife. She had gone to the mall yesterday for shopping and has not come home yet.' Okay, what's her height?' 'I've never noticed...maybe 4 to 5 feet?' 'Is she thin?' 'Not thin...may be healthy' 'Color of her eyes?' 'Not sure....maybe black?' 'Color of her hair?' 'Not sure. It keeps on changing.' 'What was she wearing?' 'Maybe Saree or Jeans....or Salwar Kameez?' 'Was she driving a car?' 'Yes!' 'Good! Then tell me the details like plate number, make, model and color of your car.' 'Officer, she has taken my favorite The BMW M135i, which is the top-of-the-range version of the BMW 1 Series. Color is Steel Grey and Plate number SRI 420. My beautiful BMW...she is such a distinctively dynamic vehicle produced by the BMW M GmbH. She's positioned between the most powerful BMW series production models and thoroughbred BMW M vehicles with noticeably higher performance than the previously most powerful engines of any BMW series and have M-specific characteristics in terms of suspension setting and visual appearance, though without any limitations in terms of suitability for everyday use. The heart of my new BMW M135i is her straight six-cylinder gasoline engine with Twin Scroll Turbo technology, Valvetronic, Double VANOS and High Precision Injection. She delivers 235 kW/320 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, power transfer being enabled by her six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard. I know that my BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (and when automatic, it's 4.9 seconds) to reach a top speed of 250 km/h – that's because that's the top limit permitted by the vehicle's electronic speed control system. Her average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle was found to be 8.0 liters/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level was 188 grams per kilometer. The exclusive power train also features a customized cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication. She also has a dynamic eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel included as an option. Please find her as soon as you can. I miss her so much.' ' Wow! That really helps. Your details are awesome, and your memory is absolutely amazing. Please stop crying. We'll search for your car right away, and find her asap.... and maybe we'll find your wife as well.' The End.

  3. Stanley Young:

    That investigation looked at two-liter four-cylinder engines, now we're going to start looking at six-cylinder, three-liter diesel engines.

  4. Stanley Druckenmiller:

    This lack of investment and a slowing of the Chinese economy will remove a major cylinder from the engine of world growth.

  5. Jochen Hermann:

    We picked an acoustic signal for the EQC about a year ago and made a choice between three different sounds, take the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 12-cylinder model. If that approaches you at 10 kilometers an hour you can also barely hear it, so we wanted a sound which also oozes refinement for the electric car.

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