What does vapor mean?

Definitions for vapor
ˈveɪ pərva·por

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vapor, vapour(noun)

    a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance

  2. vaporization, vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporation(noun)

    the process of becoming a vapor

Wiktionary

  1. vapor(Noun)

    Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.

    Etymology: From vapor.

  2. vapor(Noun)

    The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.

    Etymology: From vapor.

  3. vapor(Verb)

    To become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.

    Etymology: From vapor.

  4. vapor(Verb)

    To turn into vapor.

    Etymology: From vapor.

  5. vapor(Verb)

    To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.

    Etymology: From vapor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vapor(noun)

    any substance in the gaseous, or aeriform, state, the condition of which is ordinarily that of a liquid or solid

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  2. Vapor(noun)

    in a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, etc

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  3. Vapor(noun)

    wind; flatulence

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  4. Vapor(noun)

    something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory; unreal fancy; vain imagination; idle talk; boasting

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  5. Vapor(noun)

    an old name for hypochondria, or melancholy; the blues

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  6. Vapor(noun)

    a medicinal agent designed for administration in the form of inhaled vapor

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  7. Vapor(noun)

    to pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam; to be exhaled; to evaporate

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  8. Vapor(noun)

    to emit vapor or fumes

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  9. Vapor(noun)

    to talk idly; to boast or vaunt; to brag

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

  10. Vapor(verb)

    to send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid

    Etymology: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]

Freebase

  1. Vapor

    A vapor or vapour is a substance in the gas phase at a temperature lower than its critical point. This means that the vapor can be condensed to a liquid or to a solid by increasing its pressure without reducing the temperature. For example, water has a critical temperature of 374 °C, which is the highest temperature at which liquid water can exist. In the atmosphere at ordinary temperatures, therefore, gaseous water will condense to liquid if its partial pressure is increased sufficiently. A vapor may co-exist with a liquid. When this is true, the two phases will be in equilibrium, and the gas partial pressure will equal the equilibrium vapor pressure of the liquid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vapor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vapor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of vapor in a Sentence

  1. Daron Hall:

    Their jobs are hard enough, without having to sort out what kind of smoke or vapor they may see.

  2. The FDA:

    Liquid nitrogen, although non-toxic, can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidently ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain, inhaling the vapor released by a food or drink prepared by adding liquid nitrogen immediately before consumption may also cause breathing difficulty, especially among individuals with asthma.

  3. Tony Abboud:

    We applaud congressional efforts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 and urge the President to sign this bill. The Vapor Technology Association has advocated for raising the age to 21 for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and believes, along with the public health groups, that this is the most significant step that can be taken to reduce youth access and use, vTA stands ready to continue working with Congress on the many real solutions( rather than a misguided flavor ban agenda), that should be implemented to achieve the twin goals of restricting youth vaping and preserving flavored vapor as an alternative for adults desperately trying to quit smoking.

  4. American Vaping Association:

    We strongly disagree that e-Vapor products are a gateway product.

  5. Blaise Pascal:

    Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.

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    • A. drought
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