gas
Pronunciation Noun

gas

  1. (uncountable, chemistry) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
    A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder.
    Synonyms: vapor / vapour
  2. (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
    The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases.
  3. (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
    Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones.
  4. (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
    She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven.
  5. (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
    My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas.
  6. (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
    He is such a gas!
  7. (slang) Frothy talk; chatter.
  8. (baseball) A fastball.
    The closer threw him nothing but gas.
  9. (medicine, colloquial) Arterial or venous blood gas.
Synonyms
  • (digestive process) wind, fart (when gas is released) (US)
Translations Translations
  • French: gaz
  • Portuguese: gás
  • Russian: газ
Translations
  • French: gaz
  • Russian: газ
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

gas (gases, present participle gassing; past and past participle gassed)

  1. (transitive) To kill with poisonous gas#Noun|gas.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To talk in a boastful or vapid way; chatter.
    • 1955, C. S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew, Collins, 1998, Chapter 3,
      "Well don't keep on gassing about it," said Digory.
  3. (transitive, slang) To impose upon by talking boastfully.
  4. (intransitive) To emit gas.
    The battery cell was gassing.
  5. (transitive) To impregnate with gas.
    to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder
  6. (transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
    to gas thread
Translations Noun

gas

  1. (uncountable, US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
    Synonyms: gasoline, petrol, Thesaurus:petroleum
  2. (US) Gas pedal.
Translations Verb

gas (gases, present participle gassing; past and past participle gassed)

  1. (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
    The cops are coming. Gas it!
    Synonyms: step on the gas, en, hit the gas
  2. (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
    Synonyms: refuel
Translations
  • German: Gas geben
  • Russian: жать на газ
  • Spanish: acelerar
Translations
  • German: auftanken, tanken
  • Portuguese: completar
  • Russian: заправля́ть
  • Spanish: echar gasolina, llenar el tanque, repostar
Adjective

gas (comparative gasser, superlative gassest)

  1. (Ireland, colloquial) comical, zany; fun, amusing
    Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
    It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.

Gas
Proper noun
  1. A commune in Eure-et-Loir, France.
  2. A city in Kansas.



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