IPA: gˈæs


  • (uncountable, chemistry) Matter in an intermediate state 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.
  • (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles, especially natural gas.
  • (uncountable, military) Poison gas.
  • (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
  • (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
  • (uncountable) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process; flatus.
  • (slang, dated) A humorous or entertaining event, person or thing.
  • (slang) Frothy or boastful talk; chatter.
  • (baseball) A fastball.
  • (medicine, colloquial) Arterial or venous blood gas.
  • (uncountable, Canada, US, New Zealand) Gasoline, a light derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
  • (uncountable, cryptocurrencies) An internal virtual currency used in Ethereum to pay for certain operations, such as blockchain transactions.
  • (slang, uncountable) Marijuana, typically of high quality.
  • A commune in Eure-et-Loir, France.
  • A city in Kansas.
  • (uncountable, Canada, US, by extension) Ellipsis of gas pedal. [(Canada, US, automobiles) Accelerator; foot control for fuel flow.]
  • Acronym of group A Streptococcus.


  • (transitive) To attack or kill with poison gas.
  • (intransitive, slang) To talk in a boastful or vapid way; chatter.
  • (transitive, slang) To impose upon by talking boastfully.
  • (intransitive) To emit gas.
  • (transitive) To impregnate with gas.
  • (transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
  • (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
  • (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.


  • (slang) Comical, zany; fun, amusing.

Examples of "gas" in Sentences

  • The gas is called _carbonic acid gas_; the liquid is _alcohol_.
  • Its natural form, at the temperature of the atmosphere, when free from combination, is that of gas; and in this state it is called _ammoniacal gas_.
  • This renders it heavier than pure hydrogen gas, and gives it some peculiar properties; it is distinguished by the name of _carbonated hydrogen gas_.
  • -- A gas stove for cooking, or _gas range_, as it is frequently called, consists of an oven, a broiler, and several burners over which are plates to hold pans, pots, and kettles in which food is to be cooked.
  • Besides, it is evident, from the peculiar fetid smell of this gas, that it is a new compound totally different from either of its constituents; it is called _sulphuretted hydrogen gas_, and is contained in great abundance in sulphureous mineral waters.
  • In a somewhat similar way, we always get positively electrified particles of the mass of the hydrogen atom, or about 1,760 times the mass of the electron, whenever we send an electric charge through a gas at very low pressure, _no matter what the kind of gas_.
  • The live broadcasting by the telechannels of Moscow's principal steps in the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute was called upon to distract the attention of the Russian public from the financial-and-economic crisis, as well as to plant a thought about how the Ukraine is much to blame for Russia's misfortunes because it «steals gas».
  • Though my decision-making was not driven by gas consumption it was driven by my time, which is way more valuable to me than a gallon of gas** one could argue that I have already made a huge gas-use-reduction investment in terms of the location of my home, and thus a further investment in gas-use-reduction via my car is not necessary.
  • The source of the gas, which Bonnet had first noticed to be given off from plant-leaves, Priestley had identified as oxygen, and Ingenhousz had proved to be only given off under the influence of the sun's rays, was finally shown by a Swiss naturalist, Jean Sénébier [6] (1742-1809), to be the _carbonic acid gas_ in the air, which the plant absorbed and decomposed, giving out the oxygen and assimilating the carbon.

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