What does pneumatic mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pneumatic(adj)

    of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)

    "pneumatic drill"; "pneumatic tire"


  1. pneumatic(Noun)

    In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).

  2. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to air or other gases

  3. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to pneumatics

  4. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Powered by, or filled with compressed air

  5. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Having cavities filled with air

  6. pneumatic(Adjective)

    Spiritual; Of or relating to the pneuma

  7. pneumatic(Adjective)

    well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy (especially during sex)

    "Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs. - Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (chapter 6)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pneumatic(adj)

    alt. of Pneumatical


  1. Pneumatic

    The pneumatics were, in gnosticism, the highest order of humans, the other two orders being psychics and hylics. A pneuma saw itself as escaping the doom of the material world via the secret knowledge. Outsiders could only know these secrets by joining a gnostic group. To be gnostic is to believe in three planes of existence: the pure unknown, the material world of coitus and comfort, and the pure spiritual realm of ascension or escape.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pneumatic

    -al, nū-mat′ik, -al, adj. relating to air: consisting of air: moved by air or wind.—n. (coll.) a bicycle fitted with pneumatic tires.—adv. Pneumat′ically.—n.sing. Pneumat′ics, the science which treats of air and other elastic fluids or gases.—adj. Pneumatolog′ical.—ns. Pneumatol′ogist, one versed in pneumatology; Pneumatol′ogy, the science of elastic fluids: pneumatics: the branch of philosophy which treats of spirits or mind: (theol.) the doctrine of the Holy Spirit; Pneumatom′eter, Pneumom′eter, an instrument for measuring the quantity of air inhaled into the lungs at a single inspiration.—adj. Pneumogas′tric, pertaining to the lungs and the stomach.—n. Pneumō′nia, inflammation of the tissues of the lungs—also Pneu′monī′tis.—adj. Pneumon′ic, pertaining to the lungs.—n. a medicine for lung diseases.—Pneumatic despatch, a method of sending letters, telegrams, and small parcels through tubes by means of compressed air; Pneumatic railway, a railway along which the carriages are driven by compressed air; Pneumatic trough, a trough of wood or iron, filled with water and used for collecting gases for experiment or examination; Pneumatic tire, a flexible air-inflated tube used as a tire on cycles, &c. [L.,—Gr. pneumatikospneum-a, -atos, wind, air—pnein, to blow, to breathe.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pneumatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pneumatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    A self-balancing, 28-jointed adaptor-based biped; an electro-chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62,000 miles of capillaries....

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