vapour

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vapour (countable and uncountable, plural vapours)

  1. British standard spelling of vapor.

Verb[edit]

vapour (third-person singular simple present vapours, present participle vapouring, simple past and past participle vapoured)

  1. British standard spelling of vapor.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman vapour, from Latin vapor.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaːˈpuːr/, /vaˈpuːr/, /ˈvaːpur/

Noun[edit]

vapour (plural vapours)

  1. Fumes or vapour; a visible gaseous emission:
    1. A visible vapour; steam
    2. The vapour of water; mist.
    3. Fumes given off by combustion; smoke.
  2. Heated air; air of a high temperature.
  3. (physiology) A noxious bodily fume believed to be the cause of maladies.
  4. (rare) A airborne smell; a nasal sensation transmitted via the air.
  5. (rare) Effect, emanation.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: vapour, vapor
  • Scots: vapour
  • Yola: vaaper
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French vaporer.

Verb[edit]

vapour

  1. Alternative form of vapouren