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English Dictionary: Gas by the DICT Development Group
7 results for Gas
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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): gas, gaseous state
  2. a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  3. 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, gas, petrol
  4. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    Synonym(s): flatulence, flatulency, gas
  5. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
    Synonym(s): accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun
  6. a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
    Synonym(s): natural gas, gas
  1. attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
  2. show off
    Synonym(s): boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gas \Gas\, n.
      Gasoline. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gas \Gas\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gassed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove
            loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
      2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in
            the manufacture of bleaching powder.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gas \Gas\ (g[acr]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (-[ecr]z). [Invented by the
      chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.]
      1. An a[89]riform 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 a[89]riform state.
      2. (Popular Usage)
            (a) 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
            (b) Laughing gas.
            (c) Any irrespirable a[89]riform fluid.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Gas, KS (city, FIPS 25975)
      Location: 37.92271 N, 95.34470 W
      Population (1990): 505 (227 housing units)
      Area: 1.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   gas   [as in `gas chamber'] 1. interj. A term of disgust and
   hatred, implying that gas should be dispensed in generous
   quantities, thereby exterminating the source of irritation.   "Some
   loser just reloaded the system for no reason!   Gas!"   2. interj. A
   suggestion that someone or something ought to be flushed out of
   mercy.   "The system's getting {wedged} every few minutes.   Gas!"   3.
   vt.   To {flush} (sense 1).   "You should gas that old crufty
   software."   4. [IBM] n. Dead space in nonsequentially organized
   files that was occupied by data that has since been deleted; the
   compression operation that removes it is called `degassing' (by
   analogy, perhaps, with the use of the same term in vacuum
   technology).   5. [IBM] n. Empty space on a disk that has been
   clandestinely allocated against future need.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
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