Meaning of GAS in English



Pronunciation: ' gas

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural gas · es also gas · ses

Etymology: New Latin, alteration of Latin chaos space, chaos

Date: 1779

1 : a fluid (as air) that has neither independent shape nor volume but tends to expand indefinitely

2 a : a combustible gas or gaseous mixture for fuel or lighting especially : NATURAL GAS b : a gaseous product of digestion also : discomfort from this c : a gas or gaseous mixture used to produce anesthesia d : a substance that can be used to produce a poisonous, asphyxiating, or irritant atmosphere

3 : empty talk : BOMBAST

4 : GASOLINE also : the accelerator pedal of an automotive vehicle

5 : driving force : ENERGY <I was young, and full of gas ― H. L. Mencken> <ran out of gas in the seventh inning>

6 slang : something that gives pleasure : DELIGHT <the party was a gas >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.