Meaning of NEON in English


I. ˈnē-ˌän noun

Etymology: Greek, neuter of neos new — more at new

Date: 1898

1. : a colorless odorless mostly inert gaseous element that is found in minute amounts in air and is used in electric lamps — see element table


a. : a discharge lamp in which the gas contains a large proportion of neon

b. : a sign composed of such lamps

c. : the illumination provided by such lamps or signs

• ne·oned -ˌänd adjective

II. adjective

Date: 1904

1. : of, relating to, or using neon

2. : extremely bright : fluorescent

neon yellow

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