gas

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See also: Gas, gás, gaś, gãs, gås, gą̊s, gæs, gæs', gås', and Gaś

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: găs, IPA(key): /ɡæs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æs

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gas [1650s], coined by chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont. Probably derived from Dutch chaos (chaos), from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos, chasm, void, empty space); perhaps inspired by geest (breath, vapour, spirit).

Noun[edit]

gas (countable and uncountable, plural gases or gasses)

  1. (uncountable, 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 by deposition.
    • 2013 July–August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, in American Scientist[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.
    A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder.
    Synonyms: vapor, vapour
  2. (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
    The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases.
  3. (uncountable) 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.
    Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones.
  4. (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
    She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven.
  5. (chiefly US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
    Synonyms: wind, fart (US slang)
    My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas.
    • 2008, Nicholas Drayson, A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, page 72:
      But anyone with that many large brown birds aroost in his cranium and that much gas in his bottom was clearly not a well person.
  6. (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
    He is such a gas!
    • 1963 May, Gloria Steinem, “A Bunny's Tale”, in Show Magazine[2], archived from the original on 2017-10-04:
      Two more girls came in, one in bright pink stretch pants and the other in purple. “Man this place is a gas,” said pink.
    • 1978, “Heart of Glass”, in Parallel Lines, performed by Blondie:
      Once I had a love and it was a gas / Soon turned out had a heart of glass
    • 1979, “Belsen Was a Gas”, in The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, performed by Sex Pistols:
      Be a man, Be a man / Belsen was a gas / Be a man, kill someone
  7. (slang) Frothy talk; chatter.
  8. (baseball) A fastball.
    The closer threw him nothing but gas.
  9. (medicine, colloquial) Arterial or venous blood gas.
  10. (slang, uncountable) Marijuana, typically of high quality.
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Verb[edit]

gas (third-person singular simple present gases or gasses, present participle gassing, simple past and past participle gassed)

  1. (transitive) To attack or kill with poisonous gas.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To talk in a boastful or vapid way; chatter.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in Twelve O'Clock:
      [] (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. []
    • 1955, C. S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew, Collins, 1998, Chapter 3,
      "Well don't keep on gassing about it," said Digory.
  3. (transitive, slang) To impose upon by talking boastfully.
  4. (intransitive) To emit gas.
    The battery cell was gassing.
  5. (transitive) To impregnate with gas.
    to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder
  6. (transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
    to gas thread
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of gasoline.

Noun[edit]

gas (countable and uncountable, plural gases or gasses)

  1. (uncountable, US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
    Synonyms: gasoline (US), petrol (British); see also Thesaurus:petroleum
  2. (US) Gas pedal.
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Terms derived from gas (gasoline)
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gas (third-person singular simple present gases or gasses, present participle gassing, simple past and past participle gassed)

  1. (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
    The cops are coming. Gas it!
    Synonyms: step on the gas, en, hit the gas
  2. (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
    Synonym: refuel
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Etymology 3[edit]

Compare the slang usage of "a gas", above.

Adjective[edit]

gas (comparative gasser, superlative gassest)

  1. (Ireland, colloquial) comical, zany; fun, amusing
    • 2016, Liz Nugent, Lying In Wait, →ISBN, page 113:
      The other models were gas fun, though they were all a bit hoity-toity.
    Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
    It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch gast.

Noun[edit]

gas (plural gaste)

  1. guest

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch gas.

Noun[edit]

gas (plural gasse)

  1. gas (substance in gaseous phase)

Basque[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gas inan

  1. gas

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Catalan[edit]

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gas m (plural gasos)

  1. gas

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Coined by chemist Van Helmont. Perhaps inspired by geest (breath, vapour, spirit) or by chaos (chaos), from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos, chasm, void).

Noun[edit]

gas n (plural gassen, diminutive gasje n)

  1. gas
  2. liquefied petroleum gas
    Synonyms: autogas, LPG
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  • Afrikaans: gas
  • English: gas
  • French: gaz
  • German: Gas
  • West Frisian: gas

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch gasse (unpaved street), from Middle High German gazze, from Old High German gazza, from Proto-Germanic *gatwǭ.

Noun[edit]

gas f (plural gassen, diminutive gasje n)

  1. unpaved street

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

gas

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gassen
  2. imperative of gassen

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

gas m (plural gases)

  1. gas
    Synonym: vapor

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gas.

Noun[edit]

gas n (genitive singular gass, nominative plural gös)

  1. gas (state of matter)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French gaze.

Noun[edit]

gas n (genitive singular gass, no plural)

  1. gauze
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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch gas (gas), a term coined by chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont. Perhaps inspired by geest (breath, vapour, spirit) or by chaos (chaos), from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos, chasm, void).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡas]
  • Hyphenation: gas

Noun[edit]

gas (plural, first-person possessive gasku, second-person possessive gasmu, third-person possessive gasnya)

  1. gas,
    1. (chemistry, physics) 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.
    2. 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.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

gas (plural gases)

  1. gas

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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gas m (genitive singular gais, nominative plural gais or gasa)

  1. stalk, stem
  2. sprig, shoot, frond
  3. (figuratively) stripling; scion

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gas ghas ngas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "gas" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “gas” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “gas” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gas m (uncountable)

  1. gas (state of matter, petroleum)
  2. carbon dioxide (in fizzy drinks)
  3. petrol
    Synonym: benzina
  4. poison gas

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Further reading[edit]

  • gas in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont (appearing in his Ortus Medicinae as an invariable noun).

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Noun[edit]

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gas n (genitive gasis); third declension

  1. (physics) gas (state of matter)
    Synonyms: gasum, gasium

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gas gasa
Genitive gasis gasum
Dative gasī gasibus
Accusative gas gasa
Ablative gase gasibus
Vocative gas gasa

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gars, nominative singular form of garçon.

Noun[edit]

gas m (plural gas)

  1. (Jersey) chap

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gaze

Noun[edit]

gas m (definite singular gasen, indefinite plural gaser, definite plural gasene)

  1. gauze

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gaze

Noun[edit]

gas m (definite singular gasen, indefinite plural gasar, definite plural gasane)

  1. gauze

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Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gans, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰh₂éns.

Noun[edit]

gās f

  1. a goose

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Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gás, from Proto-Germanic *gans.

Noun[edit]

gās f

  1. goose

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Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit.

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gas

  1. tree

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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gȃs m (Cyrillic spelling га̑с)

  1. (chiefly Bosnia, Serbia or colloquial) gas (state of matter)
    Synonym: plȋn (Croatian)
  2. gas (as fuel for combustion engines)
  3. (figuratively) acceleration
    • dȁti gȃs - “give gas”: accelerate
  4. gas pedal, accelerator

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gas, coined by Belgian chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont. Perhaps inspired by Middle Dutch gheest (Modern Dutch geest (breath, vapour, spirit), or from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos, chasm, void).

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gas m (plural gases)

  1. gas (matter between liquid and plasma)
  2. gas (an element or compound in such a state)
  3. gas (flammable gas used for combustion)
  4. (in the plural) gas (waste gases trapped in one's belly)

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Swedish[edit]

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gas c

  1. gas; a state of matter
  2. gas; a compound or element in such a state
  3. gas; gaseous fuels
  4. (plural only: gaser) gas; waste gas

Declension[edit]

Declension of gas 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gas gasen gaser gaserna
Genitive gas gasens gasers gasernas

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gas

  1. Soft mutation of cas.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cas gas nghas chas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gas n (plural gassen)

  1. gas

Further reading[edit]

  • gas”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

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gas n

  1. Romping, cry (of joy.)
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡoːs/, /ɡɒːs/, /ɡɑːs/

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gas f

  1. Goose.
  2. A round piece of butter with a depression created with the thumb.
  3. = klening m
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