Dictionary Results for gas


1. gas - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): gaseous_state

Hypernym(s): state_of_matter, state




2. gas - noun

· a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

Hypernym(s): fluid




3. gas - noun

· a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

Synonym(s): gasoline, gasolene, petrol

Hypernym(s): fuel, hydrocarbon




4. gas - noun

· a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Synonym(s): flatulence, flatulency

Hypernym(s): physical_condition, physiological_state, physiological_condition




5. gas - noun

· a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

Synonym(s): accelerator, accelerator_pedal, gas_pedal, throttle, gun

Hypernym(s): pedal, treadle, foot_pedal, foot_lever




6. gas - noun

· a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

Synonym(s): natural_gas

Hypernym(s): fossil_fuel




7. gas - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): gaseous_state

Hypernym(s): state_of_matter, state




8. gas - noun

· a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

Hypernym(s): fluid




9. gas - noun

· a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

Synonym(s): gasoline, gasolene, petrol

Hypernym(s): fuel, hydrocarbon




10. gas - noun

· a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Synonym(s): flatulence, flatulency

Hypernym(s): physical_condition, physiological_state, physiological_condition




11. gas - noun

· a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

Synonym(s): accelerator, accelerator_pedal, gas_pedal, throttle, gun

Hypernym(s): pedal, treadle, foot_pedal, foot_lever




12. gas - noun

· a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

Synonym(s): natural_gas

Hypernym(s): fossil_fuel




13. gas - verb

· attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"

Hypernym(s): attack, assail




14. gas - verb

· show off

Synonym(s): boast, tout, swash, shoot_a_line, brag, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade

Hypernym(s): overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify





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