What does vapour mean?

Definitions for vapourˈveɪ pər

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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


  1. vapour(Noun)

    The gas phase component of a liquid or solid.

  2. vapour(Noun)

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

  3. vapour(Verb)

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

  4. vapour(Verb)

    To turn into vapour.

  5. vapour(Verb)

    To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vapour

    Vapor, vā′pur, n. the gas into which most liquids and solids are convertible by heat: the condition of a body when it becomes gas by heat: water in the atmosphere: anything vain or transitory: (pl.) a disease of nervous weakness in which a variety of strange images float before the mind, temporary depression of spirits, dejection.—v.i. to pass off in vapour: to evaporate: to boast: to brag.—v.t. to make to pass into vapour: to cause to dissolve into gas, thin air, or other unsubstantial thing: (rare) to depress, dispirit: (obs.) to bully.—adjs. Vā′porable, Vā′porisable, capable of being converted into vapour.—n. Vaporā′rium, a Russian bath.—adjs. Vaporif′erous, producing vapour; Vaporif′ic, converting into steam or other vapour; Vā′poriform, existing in the form of vapour.—n. Vaporisā′tion.—v.t. Vā′porise, to convert into vapour.—v.i. to pass off in vapour.—adj. Vā′porish, full of vapours: hypochondriacal: peevish.—n. Vaporom′eter, an instrument for measuring the pressure of a vapour.—adjs. Vā′porous, Vā′porose, full of or like vapour: vain: affected with the vapours: unsubstantial, vainly imaginative.—adv. Vā′porously.—ns. Vā′porousness, Vaporos′ity; Vā′pour-bath, an apparatus for bathing the body in vapour of water.—adj. Vā′poured, full of vapours: affected with the vapours.—ns. Vā′pourer, one who vapours, a boaster; Vā′pouring, windy or ostentatious talk.—adv. Vā′pouringly.—adj. Vā′poury, full of vapour: affected with the vapours: peevish. [Fr.,—L. vapor.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vapour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vapour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Smith:

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

  2. Alison Parker:

    Once the waste is in the holding chamber we use membranes that take water out as vapour, which can then be condensed and available for people to use in their homes, the pathogens remain in the waste at the bottom of the holding chamber, so the water is basically pure and clean.

  3. Blaise Pascal, quoted by Rebecca West in BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA, 1940:

    Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.

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