What does diesel mean?

Definitions for diesel
ˈdi zəl, -səldiesel

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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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. diesel(Noun)

    A vehicle powered by a diesel engine

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

  3. diesel(Verb)

    To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression

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

  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.

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

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for diesel »

  1. seidel

  2. elides

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  1. Alex
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    Karen
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Numerology

  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

Examples of diesel in a Sentence

  1. Laxmi Prasad Dhakal:

    Beginning on Thursday, we are further restricting distribution due to the very limited supplies we have. Private vehicles will not be able to purchase petrol or diesel.

  2. Meng Fanqiu:

    We are mainly looking at Europe because the U.S. market is open, so anyone can use their facilities, we are also looking at Australia, mostly airport refueling facilities and at diesel demand in the mining sector.

  3. Craig Scott:

    Renewable energies (including) micro hydro, solar and biomass have high capital costs in the short-term, but they are sustainable versus the long-term pain of diesel.

  4. Robert Campbell:

    Global diesel demand is probably pretty good. The problem is too much supply.

  5. James Longhurst:

    If the deliberate bypassing of emission control systems is more widespread than just VW diesel sales in the U.S., then it may help explain what has been observed in measurements of air pollution in cities, at this point we don't know the exact size of the problem, but it will, without doubt, have added to the health burden. Public health has been deliberately put at risk.

Images & Illustrations of diesel

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