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.

Editors Contribution

  1. diesel

    A type of fuel.

    Diesel is mainly used as a form of fuel in engines and for various other purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2016  

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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

How to pronounce diesel?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say diesel in sign language?

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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. Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan:

    Indian refineries are fully prepared to meet the national demand for petrol, diesel and other petroleum products.

  2. Wang Zhao:

    We expect throughput to be lower in the coming months on extended plant shutdowns, because inventories of gasoline and diesel were at the high end and domestic fuel demand remained weak.

  3. Christian Strenger:

    The top brass at VW group and Audi are so preoccupied with the diesel issue that the company's management is lastingly distracted.

  4. Nasser Shayef:

    The refinery suffered today a new rocket which targeted an empty storage tank at the refinery port, in the refinery's tanks there's a large amount of petrol and diesel which the shelling did not reach ... we fear a catastrophe if there's new shelling.

  5. Bert Ross:

    They're buying fuel using stolen credit card information, either they're getting the cards themselves or they're having them embossed, and using stolen credit cards to buy diesel fuel. They're transporting that fuel around the state, sometimes outside the state.

Images & Illustrations of diesel

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