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Meaning of GAS

Pronunciation:  gas

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
  2. [n]  a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
  3. [n]  a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  4. [n]  the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
  5. [n]  a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
  6. [n]  a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  7. [v]  show off
  8. [v]  attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
 

GAS is a 3 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, blow, bluster, boast, brag, flatulence, flatulency, gas pedal, gasconade, gasolene, gasoline, gun, natural gas, petrol, shoot a line, swash, throttle, tout, vaunt
 
 See Also: aeroplane, afterdamp, air, air gas, airplane, amplify, argonon, arsine, assail, atmosphere, atomic number 1, atomic number 17, atomic number 7, atomic number 8, atomic number 9, attack, auto, automobile, blow gas, blowing gas, bottled gas, butane, butene, butylene, car, chlorine, Cl, combustible, combustible material, compressed gas, crow, cyanogen, ethane, ethene, ethylene, exaggerate, exhaust, exhaust fumes, F, firedamp, fluid, fluorine, foot lever, foot pedal, formaldehyde, fossil fuel, fuel, fumes, gasohol, gloat, H, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, ideal gas, inert gas, inhalant, lachrymator, lacrimator, leaded gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, machine, magnify, methanal, methane, motorcar, N, napalm, nitric oxide, nitrogen, nitrogen dioxide, noble gas, O, overdraw, overstate, oxygen, ozone, pedal, perfect gas, phosgene, phosphine, physiological condition, physiological state, plane, poison gas, producer gas, propane, propene, propylene, puff, sewer gas, state, state of matter, sublimate, sulfur dioxide, sulphur dioxide, tear gas, teargas, treadle, triumph, unleaded gasoline, water gas

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gas\ (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (-[e^]z). [Invented by the
    chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.]
    1. An a["e]riform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists
       as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids
       supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen,
       etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become
       liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage,
       since all of the supposed permanent gases have been
       liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed
       nearly its original signification, and is applied to any
       substance in the elastic or a["e]riform state.
    
    2. (Popular Usage)
       (a) A complex mixture of gases, of which the most
           important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas,
           and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive
           distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood,
           oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when
           burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating
           purposes.
       (b) Laughing gas.
       (c) Any irrespirable a["e]riform fluid.
    
    
    
    Note: Gas is often used adjectively or in combination; as,
          gas fitter or gasfitter; gas meter or gas-meter, etc.
    
    {Air gas} (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing air through
       some volatile hydrocarbon, as the lighter petroleums. The
       air is so saturated with combustible vapor as to be a
       convenient illuminating and heating agent.
    
    {Gas battery} (Elec.), a form of voltaic battery, in which
       gases, especially hydrogen and oxygen, are the active
       agents.
    
    {Gas carbon}, {Gas coke}, etc. See under {Carbon}, {Coke},
       etc.
    
    {Gas coal}, a bituminous or hydrogenous coal yielding a high
       percentage of volatile matters, and therefore available
       for the manufacture of illuminating gas. --R. W. Raymond.
    
    {Gas engine}, an engine in which the motion of the piston is
       produced by the combustion or sudden production or
       expansion of gas; -- especially, an engine in which an
       explosive mixture of gas and air is forced into the
       working cylinder and ignited there by a gas flame or an
       electric spark.
    
    
    
    {Gas fitter}, one who lays pipes and puts up fixtures for
       gas.
    
    {Gas fitting}.
       (a) The occupation of a gas fitter.
       (b) pl. The appliances needed for the introduction of gas
           into a building, as meters, pipes, burners, etc.
    
    {Gas fixture}, a device for conveying illuminating or
       combustible gas from the pipe to the gas-burner,
       consisting of an appendage of cast, wrought, or drawn
       metal, with tubes upon which the burners, keys, etc., are
       adjusted.
    
    {Gas generator}, an apparatus in which gas is evolved; as:
       (a) a retort in which volatile hydrocarbons are evolved by
           heat;
       (b) a machine in which air is saturated with the vapor of
           liquid hydrocarbon; a carburetor;
       (c) a machine for the production of carbonic acid gas, for
           a["e]rating water, bread, etc. --Knight.
    
    {Gas jet}, a flame of illuminating gas.
    
    {Gas machine}, an apparatus for carbureting air for use as
       illuminating gas.
    
    {Gas meter}, an instrument for recording the quantity of gas
       consumed in a given time, at a particular place.
    
    {Gas retort}, a retort which contains the coal and other
       materials, and in which the gas is generated, in the
       manufacture of gas.
    
    {Gas stove}, a stove for cooking or other purposes, heated by
       gas.
    
    {Gas tar}, coal tar.
    
    {Gas trap}, a drain trap; a sewer trap. See 4th {Trap}, 5.
    
    {Gas washer} (Gas Works), an apparatus within which gas from
       the condenser is brought in contact with a falling stream
       of water, to precipitate the tar remaining in it.
       --Knight.
    
    {Gas water}, water through which gas has been passed for
       purification; -- called also {gas liquor} and {ammoniacal
       water}, and used for the manufacture of sal ammoniac,
       carbonate of ammonia, and Prussian blue. --Tomlinson.
    
    {Gas well}, a deep boring, from which natural gas is
       discharged. --Raymond.
    
    {Gas works}, a manufactory of gas, with all the machinery and
       appurtenances; a place where gas is generated for lighting
       cities.
    
    {Laughing gas}. See under {Laughing}.
    
    {Marsh gas} (Chem.), a light, combustible, gaseous
       hydrocarbon, {CH4}, produced artificially by the dry
       distillation of many organic substances, and occurring as
       a natural product of decomposition in stagnant pools,
       whence its name. It is an abundant ingredient of ordinary
       illuminating gas, and is the first member of the paraffin
       series. Called also {methane}, and in coal mines, {fire
       damp}.
    
    {Natural gas}, gas obtained from wells, etc., in
       Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere, and largely used for
       fuel and illuminating purposes. It is chiefly derived from
       the Coal Measures.
    
    {Olefiant gas} (Chem.). See {Ethylene}.
    
    {Water gas} (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing steam over
       glowing coals, whereby there results a mixture of hydrogen
       and carbon monoxide. This gives a gas of intense heating
       power, but destitute of light-giving properties, and which
       is charged by passing through some volatile hydrocarbon,
       as gasoline.
    
    
    
    
    
    
  2. \Gas\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gassed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gassing}.]
    1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove
       loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
    
    2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in
       the manufacture of bleaching powder.
    
    
    
    
  3. \Gas\, n.
    Gasoline. [Colloq.]
    
    
 
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Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: air that comes from the normal breakdown of food and is passed out of the body through the rectum (flatus) or the mouth (belch).
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: To smell or see gas in your dream indicates that your need to be reenergized. Dreaming that you run out of gas, suggests that you are wearing yourself out. Take a time out.
 
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