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Meaning & Definition of Gas in English

English

Gas

/gæs/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • gas
  • ,
  • gaseous state

2. A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

    synonym:
  • gas

3. A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum

  • Used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    synonym:
  • gasoline
  • ,
  • gasolene
  • ,
  • gas
  • ,
  • petrol

4. A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

    synonym:
  • flatulence
  • ,
  • flatulency
  • ,
  • gas

5. A pedal that controls the throttle valve

  • "He stepped on the gas"
    synonym:
  • accelerator
  • ,
  • accelerator pedal
  • ,
  • gas pedal
  • ,
  • gas
  • ,
  • throttle
  • ,
  • gun

6. A fossil fuel in the gaseous state

  • Used for cooking and heating homes
    synonym:
  • natural gas
  • ,
  • gas

verb

1. Attack with gas

  • Subject to gas fumes
  • "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
    synonym:
  • gas

2. Show off

    synonym:
  • boast
  • ,
  • tout
  • ,
  • swash
  • ,
  • shoot a line
  • ,
  • brag
  • ,
  • gas
  • ,
  • blow
  • ,
  • bluster
  • ,
  • vaunt
  • ,
  • gasconade

Examples of using

I pulled into the gas station for gas.
I'm sure I turned off the gas.
Larger cars use more gas.