What does vapor mean?

Definitions for vapor
ˈveɪ pərva·por

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vapor, vapournoun

    a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance

  2. vaporization, vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporationnoun

    the process of becoming a vapor

Wiktionary

  1. vapornoun

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

    Etymology: From vapor.

  2. vapornoun

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

    Etymology: From vapor.

  3. vaporverb

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

    Etymology: From vapor.

  4. vaporverb

    To turn into vapor.

    Etymology: From vapor.

  5. vaporverb

    To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.

    Etymology: From vapor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vapornoun

    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. Vaporverb

    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. Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe:

    I’m not aware of any additional health risks with vapor cigarettes, we looked at the devices inside them and to see if there was anything that could be used for some kind of malicious purposes. Once we figured out they were safe to have and couldn’t be fashioned into a weapon, we put parameters in place that these products have to be returned, with no tampering at all, in order to receive another one.

  2. 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.

  3. Eli Goldstein:

    Our technology works best in hot, dry climates where the sky is clear, so when Jesus Valenzuela have clouds, that blocks that radiative cooling window, in the same way that [ carbon dioxide ] blocks light and sort of has that heat trapping effect, water vapor also will block infrared light.

  4. Richard Smith:

    We fully support innovation in tobacco products, including vapor products.

  5. Azusa Murakami:

    The base is made of scaffolding aluminum, the bubbles are made of water, air and vapor so they disappear and leave no footprint.

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