Meaning of GAS in English

I. ˈgas noun

( 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


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

II. verb

( gassed ; gas·sing )

Date: 1852

intransitive verb

1. : to talk idly or garrulously

2. : to give off gas

3. : to fill the tank (as of an automobile) with gasoline — usually used with up

transitive verb

1. : to supply with gas or especially gasoline

gas up the car


a. : to treat chemically with gas

b. : to poison or otherwise affect adversely with gas

3. slang : to please greatly

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.