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See also Gas, gás, gås, gãs, gæs, and gaas

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch gas, probably from Ancient Greek χάος (khaos), chasm, void).

Noun

Singular
gas

Plural
es

gas (es)
  1. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
    A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder
  2. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
    The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases
  3. (uncountable) An inflammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating or electricity generation.
    Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones.
  4. (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process. My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas.
  5. (slang) A humorous event or person.
    He is such a gas!
  6. (baseball) A fastball.
    The closer threw him nothing but gas.
Synonyms
  • (state of matter): vapor / vapour
  • (digestive process): wind, fart (when gas is released) (US, slang)
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Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to gas

Third person singular
gases

Simple past
gassed

Past participle
-

Present participle
gassing

to gas (third-person singular simple present gases, present participle gassing, simple past and past participle gassed)
  1. To kill with poisonous gas.
  2. To talk, chat.
  3. To emit gas.
    The battery cell was gassing.

Etymology 2

Shortened from gasoline.

Noun

Singular
gas

Plural
-

gas (-)
  1. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
Synonyms
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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to gas

Third person singular
gases or gasses

Simple past
gassed

Past participle
-

Present participle
gassing

to 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!
  2. (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel

Etymology 3

Confer slang term "a gas", above.

Adjective

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Positive
gas

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) comical, zany.
    Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
    It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.
Usage notes
  • This is common in speech, but rarely used in writing.

Anagrams


Dutch

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Noun

gas n. (plural gassen, diminutive gasje)

  1. gas

Derived terms


Icelandic

Noun

gas n. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|gas]]

  1. gas (state of matter)

Indonesian

Noun

gas

  1. gas

Interlingua

Noun

gas

  1. gas

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ɡasˠ]

Noun

gas m.

  1. stalk

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gas gais
Vocative a ghais a ghasa
Genitive gais gas
Dative gas gais

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an gas na gais
Genitive an ghais na ngas
Dative leis an ngas

don ghas

leis na gais

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.

Italian

Noun

gas m. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|gas]]

  1. gas
  2. petrol

Synonyms

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Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

gas

  1. tree

Spanish

Noun

gas m. (plural gases)

Singular
gas m.

Plural
gases m.

  1. gas

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

gas c.

  1. gas

Derived terms


West Frisian

Noun

gas n.

  1. gas

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