Meaning of FUEL in English

FUEL

— fueler, fueller , n.

/fyooh"euhl/ , n. , v. , fueled, fueling or ( esp. Brit. ) fuelled, fuelling .

n.

1. combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil, or gas, in order to create heat or power.

2. something that gives nourishment; food.

3. an energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors: Kerosene is used as jet engine fuel.

4. something that sustains or encourages; stimulant: Our discussion provided him with fuel for debate.

v.t.

5. to supply with fuel.

v.i.

6. to obtain or replenish fuel.

[ 1300-50; ME fuel ( le ), feuel feuaile focalia, neut. pl. of * focalis of the hearth, fuel. See FOCUS, -AL 1 ]

Syn. 4. ammunition, sustenance, impetus, stimulus.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .