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

How to pronounce diesel?

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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. Hassan Younes:

    This sea is not the sea we grew up with, many times, we go out to sea and come back emptyhanded. We don't even make enough to cover the price of diesel.

  2. Jeff DeGraff:

    This train was carrying cement, which is not hazardous material, we are keeping an eye out for diesel.

  3. Paul Greening:

    It may be the case that manufacturers will have to look very carefully at their portfolio of smaller diesel vehicles because the additional costs of that technology and the ability to package that technology within a smaller platform is a big challenge.

  4. Robert Campbell:

    The Brazilian economy is doing poorly but refinery runs have also been below capacity for a while now so if they push these up they would sharply reduce the requirement for diesel imports.

  5. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    We have been informed that also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 and 2.0 liter diesel engines are affected by the manipulations that are being talked about.

Images & Illustrations of diesel

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