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EN[ɡæs] [ɡæz] [-æs]
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  • Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma). A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms (e.g. a noble gas like neon), elemental molecules made from one type of atom (e.g.
  • The gaseous state of matter is found between the liquid and plasma states, the latter of which provides the upper temperature boundary for gases.
  • ^ This early 20th century discussion infers what is regarded as the plasma state. See page 137 of American Chemical Society, Faraday Society, Chemical Society (Great Britain) The Journal of physical chemistry, Volume 11 Cornell (1907).
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    Definition of gas in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgasesPLgasses
    1. NU (chemistry) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
      1. Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
    2. NC (chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
      1. The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases. ‎
    3. NU A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
      1. Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones. ‎
    4. NC A hob on a gas cooker.
      1. She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven. ‎
    5. (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
      1. My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas. ‎
    6. SLA A humorous or entertaining event or person.
      1. He is such a gas! ‎
    7. (baseball) A fastball.
      1. The closer threw him nothing but gas. ‎
    8. NU (US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
      1. (US) Gas pedal.
      2. VerbSGgasesSGgassesPRgassingPT, PPgassed
        1. VT To kill with poisonous gas.
          1. VI To talk, chat.
            1. […] (it was the town's humour to be always gassing of phantom investors who were likely to come any moment and pay a thousand prices for everything) — “[…] Them rich fellers, they don't make no bad breaks with their money. […]”
          2. VI To emit gas.
            1. The battery cell was gassing. ‎
          3. VT To impregnate with gas.
            1. to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder
          4. VT To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
            1. to gas thread
          5. (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
            1. The cops are coming. Gas it!
          6. (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
          7. Adjective
            1. (Ireland) COL comical, zany.
              1. Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
              2. It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.
          8. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Very shortly after the beginning of the universal expansion, the ylem was a gas of neutrons only.
              • Though natural gas prices dropped, the folks doing solar didn't get with the program.
              • If I lend you my car, my only stipulation is that you fill up the gas tank before returning it.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • In other European cities the president visited this week, people waited for his motorcade to pass to throw insults at him, requiring the police to intervene with batons, water cannons and tear gas.
              • If you do not immediately vacate the area, we will make you leave with tear gas!
              • That tightwad would walk ten miles to save a few cents on gas.
          • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
            1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 1-10000
            2. Voice of America Learning English : Special English Word Book
            3. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs

                    Other Vocabulary

                    Look-Alike Words
                    1. en gasp
                    2. en gash
                    3. en gast
                    4. en Agas
                    5. en IgAs
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                    Meaning of gas for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "gas" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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