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Definition of the noun gas

What does gas mean as a name of something?

Gas is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: gases / gasses (less preferred form)

  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
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of gas: gaseous state
    • more generic terms: state / state of matter = the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases
  2. a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: fluid = continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
    • more specific terms:
      • atmosphere = the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
      • inert gas / noble gas / argonon = any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table
      • atomic number 17 / chlorine / Cl = a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
      • atomic number 9 / fluorine / F = a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent
      • atomic number 1 / hydrogen / H = a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas
      • atomic number 7 / nitrogen / N = a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume
      • atomic number 8 / oxygen / O = a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume
      • butane = occurs in natural gas
      • propane = colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum
      • afterdamp = a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine
      • firedamp = a mixture of gases (mostly methane) that form in coal mines and become explosive when mixed with air
      • arsine = a poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare
      • nitrogen dioxide = a highly poisonous brown gas
      • nitric oxide = a poisonous red-brown gas
      • blowing gas / blow gas = the gas leaving a generator during a blow period
      • butylene / butene = any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8
      • cyanogen = a colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor
      • exhaust fumes / exhaust / fumes = gases ejected from an engine as waste products
      • air = a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
      • compressed gas = gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant
      • ethylene / ethene = a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals
      • producer gas / air gas = a gas made of carbon monoxide and hydrogen and nitrogen
      • formaldehyde / methanal = a colorless poisonous gas
      • greenhouse emission / greenhouse gas = a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
      • liquefied petroleum gas / bottled gas = hydrocarbon gases, usually propane or butane, kept under pressure
      • water gas = a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases
      • perfect gas / ideal gas = a hypothetical gas with molecules of negligible size that exert no intermolecular forces
      • inhalant = something that is inhaled
      • methane = a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
      • ozone = a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent
      • phosgene = a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay
      • phosphine = a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell
      • poison gas = a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact
      • propylene / propene = a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum
      • mephitis = a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
      • sewer gas = foul-smelling gas that forms in sewers
      • sublimate = the product of vaporization of a solid
      • sulphur dioxide / sulfur dioxide = a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions
      • lachrymator / lacrimator / tear gas / teargas = a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them
  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
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of gas: gasolene / gasoline / petrol
    • more generic words: fuel = a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; hydrocarbon = an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
    • more specific terms:
    • substance of: gasohol = a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
  4. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  5. a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  6. a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of gas: natural gas
    • more generic term: fossil fuel = fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
    • substance: methane = a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

Alternative definition of the noun gas


  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 held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
  2. [countable, chemistry] A chemical element or compound in such a state.
    • synonyms: wind, fart (when gas is released) [US, slang]
  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.
  4. [countable] A hob on a gas cooker.
  5. [US] Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
  6. [slang] A humorous or entertaining event or person.
  7. [baseball] A fastball.
  8. [uncountable, US] Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.

Definition of the adjective gas

What does gas mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [Ireland, colloquial] comical, zany.

Definition of the verb gas

What does gas mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gassed, gasses, gassing

  1. attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: assail / attack = launch an attack or assault on
    • more specific word: teargas = attack with teargas
  2. show off


  1. Gas is a music project of Wolfgang Voigt, a Cologne, Germany-based electronic musician. Voigt cites his youthful LSD experiences in the Königsforst, a German forest situated near his hometown of Köln, as the inspiration behind his work under the name Gas. He has claimed that the intention of the project is to "bring the forest to the disco, or vice-versa".
    • also known as Wassermann; Vinyl Countdown; Freiland; Grungerman; Fuchsbau; All; Strass; Digital; Dom; Tal; Riss; Mike Ink; Brom; Love Inc.; Crocker; Split Inc.; M:I:5; Auftrieb; Dextro NRG; Dextro N.R.G.; Studio 1; RX7; W.V.; Wolfgang Voigt; Voigt, Wolfgang; Ink, Mike; Mike Inh; Popacid; Wolfgang Voight
    • born in (55 years ago) in Cologne
    • nationality: Germany
    • member of musical groups:
    • genres: Techno, Ambient music, Intelligent dance music
    • albums: "Studio 1", "Polka Trax", "Modern", "Gas", "Zauberberg", "Königsforst", "Oktember", "Pop", "Fackeln im Sturm", "Alltag 1-4", "Girls in Love", "Silber", "Remixe", "Blau", "Dunkelgrün", "Gelb", "Orangerot", "Schwarz", "Jingle Bells / Trump Tower", "Parade / Polier", "Paroles", "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.", "Ballerland", "Box Energy / Silbersee (remix)", "5:0:1", "Autogen / Bonus", "Mikrophon", "20' to 2000.November: 20 Minuten Gas Im November", "Diskoschleifen 2000", "Loikum 1", "Oktoberfest", "Stomp (Die Remixe)", "All", "Edeltrance", "Gymnopedie / Logopedie", "Life's a Gas", "New Jack City", "Hausdepp", "Prinzipal", "Rissko Acid Catch", "Undertaker", "Jazz / Ska", "Funky Town / Trance Atlantic XS", "Alles Ist Gut", "Wankelmotorbass", "Nachschub", "Dadajack", "Maßstab 1:5", "Live Evil, Part 1", "Live Evil, Part 2"
  2. GAS a.k.a. Kim Larsen: Kim Melius Flyvholm Larsen is a Danish rock musician.
  3. Gas a.k.a. Mat P. Jarvis is an electronic music artist from England who has released one full-length CD and several other tracks on the Em:t Records label under the name Gas.

There are other people with in their name, like Ela Gas, Gas Gas, Gena Gas, Pete Gas, Mario Gas, Adrian Gas, Gelsen Gas, Manuel Gas, Miranda Gas, Orestes Gas and many others.


  1. Gas is a musical group.
    • albums: "Sweet Emotion", "The Day After", "No More Hiroshima", "1982-1986 Gas"
  2. Gas is a musical group.
    • album: "The Four Fists of Armageddon"

There are other groups with in their name, like Gas Rag, Gas Club, Tarm gas, Tear gas, tear-gas, Gas giant, Saron Gas, Gas Giants, Gas Huffer, Natural gas, Natural-Gas, North Sea Gas, President Gas, The Gas House Gang, The Gas Chamber Orchestra.


  1. Gas is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Big Swindle.
  2. Gas a.k.a. Gus is a fictional character from the Japanese film Instant Swamp.
    • read more about Gus
  3. Gas is a fictional character from the 1999 film eXistenZ.
  4. Gas is a fictional character from the 2010 film Madly in Love.

There are other characters with in their name, like The Gas Man, Gas Inspector, Gas-masked rapist, Gas Station Attendant and Customer at Gas Station.


  1. "Gas" is a 2004 comedy/drama film, directed by Henry Chan. The film stars Flex Alexander and Khalil Kain.
  2. "Gas" is a 1981 Canadian comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, the plot of which was inspired by the 1979 energy crisis.
  3. "Gas" is an animated short, directed by Chuck Jones and first released in May, 1944. It features Private Snafu learning the value of a gas mask in warfare. The cartoon was produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons. The script writers for the Snafu cartoons were typically uncredited, though animation historians consider that several of them were written or co-written by Dr. Seuss and Munro Leaf.
    • also known as Gas Attack
    • country: United States of America
    • genre: Animation
    • subject: World War II
    • released in (71 years ago)
  4. "Gas" is a 2008 short film directed and written by Buyar Alimani.
  5. "Gas" is a 2006 Short Thriller film written and directed by Sylvie Bolioli.


"Gas" is a painting (oil paint) by Edward Hopper, completed in (76 years ago).

  • media: oil paint
  • genre: Genre art


  1. "Gas": Gas is the debut album by Wolfgang Voigt's Gas project. It is the second release under the Gas name, preceded only by the Modern EP. It was released on 29 November, 1996 on the Mille Plateaux label. Like all Gas albums, the tracks are untitled. Along with Modern, it is unusual in that the artwork does not share the unifying forest theme common to all other Gas releases.
  2. "Gas" is a musical album of Johan Wieslander.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Gas" is a musical EP of Siasia.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  4. "Gas" is a musical album of Terrolokaust.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  5. "Gas" is a musical EP of Cloud.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Gas" is a musical album of Los Enemigos.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  7. "Gas" is a musical album of Ravcan.
    • released on
  8. "GAS" is a musical album of Gustavo Santaolalla.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  9. "Gas" is a musical album of Laco Deczi & Cellula New York.
  10. "gas" is a composition.


  1. Gas is a city in the northwestern part of Allen County, located in southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 564. The city was named for the abundant natural gas that was found in the area.
  2. Gas a.k.a. Garissa Airport is an airport in Kenya.
  3. Gas a.k.a. Gallia–Meigs Regional Airport is an airport located in Gallipolis, Ohio, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Gas Museum, Gas Works Park, Troll gas field, Beckton Gas Works, advanced gas-cooled reactor, Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.


  1. Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter. A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms, elemental molecules made from one type of atom, or compound molecules made from a variety of atoms. A gas mixture would contain a variety of pure gases much like the air. What distinguishes a gas from liquids and solids is the vast separation of the individual gas particles. This separation usually makes a colorless gas invisible to the human observer. The interaction of gas particles in the presence of electric and gravitational fields are considered negligible as indicated by the constant velocity vectors in the image. One type of commonly known gas is steam.
    • also known as 气体
  2. Gas a.k.a. Flatulence is the expulsion through the rectum of a mixture of gases that are byproducts of the digestion process of mammals and other animals. The medical term for the mixture of gases is flatus, informally known as a fart, or simply gas. The gases are expelled from the rectum in a process colloquially referred to as "passing gas", "breaking wind" or "farting". Flatus is brought to the rectum by the same peristaltic process which causes feces to descend from the large intestine. The noises commonly associated with flatulence are caused by the vibration of the anal sphincter, and occasionally by the closed buttocks.
  3. Gas was a British adult comic that was published monthly by Galaxy Publications from 1989 to 1991.
  4. Gas a.k.a. Gallium(II) sulfide: Gallium sulfide, GaS, is a chemical compound of gallium and sulfur. The normal form of gallium sulfide as made from the elements has a hexagonal layer structure containing Ga₂⁴⁺ units which have a Ga-Ga distance of 248pm. This layer structure is similar to GaTe, GaSe and InSe. An unusual metastable form, with a distorted wurtzite structure has been reported as being produced using MOCVD. The metal organic precursors were di-tert-butyl gallium dithiocarbamates, for example GaᵗBu₂ and this was deposited onto GaAs. The structure of the GaS produced in this way is presumably Ga²⁺ S2−.
    • also known as Сульфид галлия
  5. Gas is a TV program, begun in (18 years ago).
  6. Gas a.k.a. gastrin is a gene.
  7. Gas: A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely.
  8. Gas is a print ad.
  9. Gas a.k.a. galactosamine (N-acetyl)-6-sulfate sulfatase (Morquio syndrome, mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA) is a gene.
    • also known as chondroitinase, N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gas

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Google previewEnergy-Resource Maps (2012)

by Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett

Russia and Kazakhstan: Gas Gas is the decayed remains of tiny sea creatures that lived over 200 million years ago and are now trapped in layers of porous rock. Gas is a popular form of energy because it is easily ignited, giving instant heat.

Google previewIntelligent Computer Based Engineering Thermodynamics and Cycle Analysis (2002)

by Chih Wu

An ideal gas is a hypothetical substance. The mathematic definition of an ideal gas is that the ratio pv/T is exactly equal to R at all pressures and temperatures, otherwise it is called a real gas (note that when using this equation, the pressure ...

Google previewA System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry (1803)

by Friedrich Christian Accum

C3xiGEN Gas is an elastic invisible fluid like common air, capable of indefinite expansion and compression. It has neither taste or odour, nor does it show any traces of an acid. Its specific gravity, as determined by Kirwan, is 0.00135, that of ...

Google previewClimate Protection and Development (2012)

by Frank Ackerman, Richard Kozul-Wright, Rob Vos

Natural gas is the most attractive of the three fossil fuels from a climate perspective, because it emits the least amount of greenhouse gases per unit of energy. Nevertheless, gas is a finite commodity like petroleum, and many of the most prolific ...

Google previewSpectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmas (1987)

by A. Dalgarno, D. Layzer

interstellar gas is a relatively new branch of astronomy. Before the 1970s, there was little direct evidence for such gas, although theoretical models predicted that it should ...

Google previewClean Coal Technologies for Power Generation (2013)

by P. Jayarama Reddy

COMPOSITION AND EMISSIONS Natural gas is a hydrocarbon, formed deep underground, like oil and coal. It is a mixture of several hydrocarbon gases, primarily methane (70%–90%), and heavy hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, ...

Google previewA Million of Facts connected with the studies, pursuits and interests of mankind, serving as a Common-Place Book ... on all subjects of research and curiosity, etc (1832)

Carbonic acid gas is a compound of 72 of oxygen and 28 of charcoal. It forms one-thousandth part of the atmospheric air, and is chiefly generated by combustion and the respiration of animals. Its specific gravity is 1.518. Carbonic acid gas is a ...

Google preview23rd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (2013)

INTRODUCTION Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel of today and tomorrow. It consists of methane as its major component (70-90%) and ethane, propane, traces of other gases as minor components. The production of methane from carbon ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

GARNER - GARRISON GAS TYPES AND TERMS erall, don, dress, frock, gatb, garment, gear, getup, gown, habiliment, habit, invest, jacket, jeans, jersey, jumper , ornament, outfit, ovetalls, pants, pteen, primp, robe, shift, shirt, skirt, sweater, tog, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1989)

Volume 31 - Natural Gas Liquids and Natural Gasoline to Offshore Process Piping: High Performance Alloys by John J. McKetta Jr

Volume 31 - Natural Gas Liquids and Natural Gasoline to Offshore Process Piping: High Performance Alloys John J. McKetta...

Google previewDictionary of Automotive Engineering (2016)

by Don Goodsell

gas exchange process In a reciprocating...

Google previewThe Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001)

by Baumel Judith Tydor Laqueur Walter, Walter Laqueur, Judith Tydor Baumel

Gas Chambers Ever since the Holocaust the term gas chambers has been associated with the Final Solution—the genocide of the Jewish people—and with Nazi crimes against other peoples in occupied nations as well as against Germans ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) by a Lime Scrubbing Process ........................... ........................................................... 881 Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) by a Limestone Scrubbing Process .............................................................................. 882 ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

Cincinnati Street Gas Lamps 1109 Street ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

Gas. Chromatography. Silvia Lacorte IIQAB-CSIC Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Anna Rigol University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain INTRODUCTION Monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the environment has ...

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Quotes about Gas

We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we've got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama. (Tim Pawlenty)
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Scrabble value of G2A1S1

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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