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

English[edit | edit source]

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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Dutch gas, a word coined by chemist Van Helmont. Perhaps inspired by Dutch & Flemish gheest "breath, vapour, spirit" or from Ancient Greek χάος (khaos), chasm, void). More at ghost, ghastly

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Gas

Plural
es

Gas (es)

  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.
    A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder
  2. (countable, chemistry) 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 or entertaining event or person.
    He is such a gas!
  6. (baseball) A fastball.
    The closer threw him nothing but gas.
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
  • (state of matter): vapor / vapour
  • (digestive process): wind, fart (when gas is released) (US, slang)
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Verb[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Shortened from gasoline.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Gas

Plural
-

Gas (-)

  1. (uncountable, US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
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Verb[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Confer slang term "a gas", above.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Gas (not comparable)

Positive
Gas

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Irish, colloquial) comical, zany.
    Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
    It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • This is common in speech, but rarely used in writing.

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Dutch[edit | edit source]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas n. (plural gassen)

  1. gas

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Galician[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas m. (plural gases)

  1. gas

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Icelandic[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas n.

  1. gas (state of matter)

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Indonesian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas

  1. gas

Interlingua[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas

  1. gas

Irish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas m.

  1. stalk

Declension[edit | edit source]

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 [[Template:Ga eclipsis anas]]

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[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas m.

  1. gas (state of matter, petroleum)
  2. petrol
  3. poison gas

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Rohingya[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Template:Bn[[Category:rhg:Template:Bn derivations|Gas]].

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas [[Category:Template:Rhg nouns|Gas]]

  1. tree

Serbo-Croatian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

gȃs m. (Cyrillic spelling га̑с)

  1. (Bosnian, Serbian) gas (state of matter)

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Spanish[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas m. (plural gases)

Singular
Gas m.

Plural
gases m.

  1. gas

Swedish[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Inflection for Gas Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form
Possessive form gas

Gas c.

  1. gas; a state of matter
  2. gas; a compound or element in such a state
  3. gas; gaseous fuels
  4. (plural only: gaser) gas; waste gas

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West Frisian[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Gas n. [[Category:Template:Fy nouns|Gas]]

  1. gas

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