What does diesel mean?

Definitions for diesel
ˈdi zəl, -səldiesel

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Dieselnoun

    German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)

  2. diesel, diesel engine, diesel motornoun

    an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil

Wiktionary

  1. dieselnoun

    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

  2. dieselnoun

    A vehicle powered by a diesel engine

  3. dieselverb

    To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression

  4. dieselverb

    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.

  5. 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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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. 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.

  2. Joseph Sykora:

    Diesel is what powers trucking. It is what powers our global economy, it can't be ignored in terms of how it's a feed-through into what things cost.

  3. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson:

    The diesel engine will be more expensive and we need to fulfill the 95 grammes. Then the twin engine is a very attractive alternative.

  4. Roald Amundsen:

    We use the batteries to take care of these peaks. When the engines produce excess energy, this is transferred into the batteries. This secures smooth and optimal running of the engines at all time, significantly reducing fuel consumption and Read MoreMaritime emissions, lNG is substantially less polluting than conventional diesel fuel and utilizing LNG as a component in different hybrid set-ups is a major step towards achieving Hurtigruten's ultimate ambition of sailing emission free.

  5. Tim Denoyer:

    While electric truck sales will be fairly significant in coming years, I don't think it will displace diesel anytime soon especially in highway, long-haul trucking where obviously battery capacity and range anxiety present itself.

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