An example of gas is helium.
An example of gas is the fuel you put in your car to get it to move.
The party was a gas.
An example of gas is when you give someone nitrous oxide.
An example of gas is when people are exposed to mustard gas in a war setting.
An example of gas is when a car exhaust gives off fumes into the air.
The movie was a gas.
A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder.
The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases.
Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones.
She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven.
My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas.
He is such a gas!
The battery cell was gassing.
The cops are coming. Gas it!
Step on the gas.
By game's end, the players had run out of gas.
- to put gasoline into the tank of (a vehicle)
- to press on the accelerator of an automobile
- to hurry; move or act faster
Other Word Forms
Origin of gas
- Dutch an occult physical principle supposed to be present in all bodies alteration of Greek khaos chaos, empty space coined by Jan Baptista van Helmont (1577–1644), Flemish chemist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Dutch gas, a word coined by chemist Van Helmont. From Ancient Greek χάος (khaos, “chasm, void”).
- Compare the slang usage of "a gas", above.
- Shortening of gasoline.