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Definitions of gas

  1. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; " he stepped on the gas"
  2. show off
  3. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  4. attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; " The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
  5. a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
  6. the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
  7. a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons ( hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal- combustion engines
  8. a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  9. An aeriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aeriform state.
  10. A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.
  11. Laughing gas.
  12. Any irrespirable aeriform fluid.
  13. To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
  14. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.
  15. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas
  16. Gasoline.
  17. An aeriform fluid; - a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc.
  18. Elastic, airlike fluid; a thin, airlike mixture obtained from minerals and used to give light and heat; an airlike mixture of chemicals, poisonous to inhale; colloquially, gasoline.
  19. To cause to inhale poison gas; a method of warfare in troduced by the Germans in the World War.
  20. Gassed.
  21. Gassing.
  22. A thin fluid, like air, capable of indefinite expansion, but usually convertible by compression and cold into a liquid.
  23. Aeriform matter.
  24. In popular language, coal gas: in chem. an elastic aeriform fluid, a term originally synonymous with air, but afterwards restricted to such bodies as were supposed to be incapable of being reduced to a liquid or solid state. Under this supposition gas was defined to be " a term applied to all permanently elastic fluids or airs differing from common air." Since the liquefaction of gases by Faraday, effected by combining the condensing powers of mechanical compression with that of very considerable depression of temperature, the distinction between gas and vapor, viz., that the latter could be reduced to a liquid or solid condition by reduction of temperature and increase of pressure, while gas could not be so altered, is no longer tenable, so that the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and designates any substance in an elastic aeriform state. Gas may now be defined to be a substance possessing the condition of perfect fluid elasticity, and presenting, under a constant pressure, a uniform state of expansion for equal increments of temperature, being distinguished by this last property from vapor, which does not present such a rate of uniform expansion. Gases are distinguished from liquids by the name of elastic fluids; while liquids are termed non- elastic because they have, comparatively, no elasticity. But the most prominent distinction is the following: - Liquids are compressible to a certain degree, and expand into their former state when the pressure is removed; and in so far they are elastic, but gases appear to be in a continued state of compression, for when left unconfined they expand in every direction to an extent which has not hitherto been determined.
  25. Any fluid in the form of air. esp. that prepared from coal and used for lighting.
  26. An aeriform elastic fluid; such a fluid used for lighting or heating.
  27. A single jet or fiame supplied by gas.
  28. Gasoline. gasjet; gaslight.
  29. An elastic fluid in the form of air; popularly that obtained from coal, and used for purposes of lighting.
  30. An aeriform fluid; any air; the air or carburetted hydrogen used to light our houses.
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Quotes of gas

  1. An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match. – Fred Allen
  2. Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit. – Abu Bakar Bashir
  3. We are considering various ways of making use of our oil and gas downstream industries. This is to be complemented with the import of oil and gas from other sources as raw materials. – Hassanal Bolkiah
  4. Usually, I don't want to sit down and listen to the director gas on about his movie. I just can't actually imagine myself sitting down and having that much to say. – Joel Coen
  5. The gulf coast, we all know now, after Katrina, is responsible for 25 percent of U. S. production of natural gas Following Katrina and Rita, almost 75 percent of the natural gas production in the gulf was shut down and not producing. – Mark Foley
  6. You might be a redneck if... the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it. – Jeff Foxworthy
  7. People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas -powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. – Bill Gates
  8. Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving world prices higher. – Bobby Jindal
  9. I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores. – Jeff Miller
  10. Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas That is simply shameful. – Bill Pascrell
  11. We had no electricity, no gas Food was probably our greatest entertainment- the most fun thing that we could do was food. – Paul Prudhomme
  12. All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected. – Albert Speer
  13. Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months. – William D. Tammeus
  14. The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas collapse of its own weight. – Joan D. Vinge
  15. I came here to help make America more competitive and prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation, promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil. – Greg Walden

Usage examples for gas

  1. He insists on seeing you about the Philadelphia gas deal. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  2. Is this gas likely to be in the air? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. Never thought of turning down the gas – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  4. The shadow of each moving ridge cast from the gas light was distinctly seen. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  5. The street, lighted by three gas lamps only, seemed strangely sinister and mysterious. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  6. I-" " Pardon, madame; but it is the gas – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  7. " Isn't it odd-" she turned off the gas 'Ralestone folks. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  8. And we'll have to have gas pretty soon." – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  9. In New York a small gas engine plant was being started at the Edison offices on Fifth Avenue. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  10. " No sense wasting gas when you have me to go to the store for you," he said. – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  11. Then coming up out of Panamint Valley our car had a vaporlock in the gas line. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  12. Kemp walked steadily into his office, lit the gas and sat down at his desk. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  13. Both held gas guns. – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  14. She hastened by a gas lamp, climbed the hill, and found her way in darkness up the long steps of a house. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  15. And air is gas you know. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  16. Jimmie Dale lighted the gas again, and turned the package over in his hands. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  17. Where's your right To live and have more honors, be the man To guide the city, now that telephones, Gas railways have been taken by the city? – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  18. But it was not always easy to secure the gas – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. Possibly some gas but probably not. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. With a quick movement, as if dreading the power of prolonged darkness, he struck a match and flashed up the circle of gas jets, flooding the studio with light. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith

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