Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word gas

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word gas. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

ɡas


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

mid 17th century: invented by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), Belgian chemist, to denote an occult principle which he believed to exist in all matter; suggested by Greek khaos ‘chaos’, with Dutch g representing Greek kh .


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a substance or matter in a state in which it will expand freely to fill the whole of a container, having no fixed shape (unlike a solid) and no fixed volume (unlike a liquid).

Example

hot balls of gas that become stars


Definition

short for gasoline.

Example

we stopped for gas

Synonyms

gasoline,petrol,juice


Definition

an entertaining or amusing person or situation.

Example

the party would be a gas


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

kill or harm by exposure to gas.

Example

my son was gassed at Verdun


Definition

talk excessively about trivial matters.

Example

I thought you'd never stop gassing


Definition

fill the tank of (a motor vehicle) with petrol.

Example

after gassing up the car, he went into the restaurant


Part Of speech

adjective

Definition

very amusing or entertaining.

Example

Ruthie, that's gas—you're a gem



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