Meaning of VAPOROUS in English


— vaporously , adv. — vaporousness, vaporosity /vay'peuh ros"i tee/ , n.

/vay"peuhr euhs/ , adj.

1. having the form or characteristics of vapor: a vaporous cloud.

2. full of or abounding in vapor; foggy; misty: a vaporous twilight.

3. producing or giving off vapor: a vaporous bog.

4. dimmed or obscured with vapor: a low valley surrounded by vaporous mountains.

5. unsubstantial; diaphanous; airy: vaporous fabrics; vaporous breezes.

6. vaguely formed, fanciful, or unreliable: vaporous promises.

[ 1520-30; VAPOR + -OUS ]

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