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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gas  \Gas\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gassed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gassing}.] 
  1.  (Textiles)  To  singe,  as  in  a  gas  flame,  so  as  to  remove 
  loose  fibers;  as  to  gas  thread. 
 
  2.  To  impregnate  with  gas;  as  to  gas  lime  with  chlorine  in 
  the  manufacture  of  bleaching  powder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gas  \Gas\,  n. 
  Gasoline.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gas  \Gas\  (g[a^]s),  n.;  pl  {Gases}  (-[e^]z).  [Invented  by  the 
  chemist  Van  Helmont  of  Brussels,  who  died  in  1644.] 
  1.  An  a["e]riform  fluid;  --  a  term  used  at  first  by  chemists 
  as  synonymous  with  air,  but  since  restricted  to  fluids 
  supposed  to  be  permanently  elastic,  as  oxygen,  hydrogen, 
  etc.,  in  distinction  from  vapors,  as  steam,  which  become 
  liquid  on  a  reduction  of  temperature.  In  present  usage, 
  since  all  of  the  supposed  permanent  gases  have  been 
  liquified  by  cold  and  pressure,  the  term  has  resumed 
  nearly  its  original  signification,  and  is  applied  to  any 
  substance  in  the  elastic  or  a["e]riform  state. 
 
  2.  (Popular  Usage) 
  a  A  complex  mixture  of  gases,  of  which  the  most 
  important  constituents  are  marsh  gas,  olefiant  gas, 
  and  hydrogen,  artificially  produced  by  the  destructive 
  distillation  of  gas  coal,  or  sometimes  of  peat,  wood, 
  oil,  resin,  etc  It  gives  a  brilliant  light  when 
  burned,  and  is  the  common  gas  used  for  illuminating 
  purposes. 
  b  Laughing  gas. 
  c  Any  irrespirable  a["e]riform  fluid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gas 
  n  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 
  2:  a  fluid  in  the  gaseous  state  having  neither  independent 
  shape  nor  volume  and  being  able  to  expand  indefinitely 
  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  [syn:  {gasoline}, 
  {gasolene},  {petrol}] 
  4:  a  state  of  excessive  gas  in  the  alimentary  canal  [syn:  {flatulence}, 
  {flatulency}] 
  5:  a  pedal  that  controls  the  throttle  valve;  "he  stepped  on  the 
  gas"  [syn:  {accelerator},  {accelerator  pedal},  {gas  pedal}, 
  {throttle},  {gun}] 
  6:  a  fossil  fuel  in  the  gaseous  state;  used  for  cooking  and 
  heating  homes  [syn:  {natural  gas}] 
  v  1:  attack  with  gas;  subject  to  gas  fumes;  "The  despot  gassed 
  the  rebellious  tribes" 
  2:  show  off  [syn:  {boast},  {tout},  {swash},  {shoot  a  line},  {brag}, 
  {blow},  {bluster},  {vaunt},  {gasconade}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gas,  KS  (city,  FIPS  25975) 
  Location:  37.92271  N,  95.34470  W 
  Population  (1990):  505  (227  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gas  [as  in  `gas  chamber']  1.  interj.  A  term  of  disgust  and 
  hatred,  implying  that  gas  should  be  dispensed  in  generous  quantities, 
  thereby  exterminating  the  source  of  irritation.  "Some  loser  just  reloaded 
  the  system  for  no  reason!  Gas!"  2.  interj.  A  suggestion  that  someone 
  or  something  ought  to  be  flushed  out  of  mercy.  "The  system's  getting 
  {wedged}  every  few  minutes.  Gas!"  3.  vt  To  {flush}  (sense  1). 
  "You  should  gas  that  old  crufty  software."  4.  [IBM]  n.  Dead  space 
  in  nonsequentially  organized  files  that  was  occupied  by  data  that  has 
  since  been  deleted;  the  compression  operation  that  removes  it  is  called 
  `degassing'  (by  analogy,  perhaps,  with  the  use  of  the  same  term  in 
  vacuum  technology).  5.  [IBM]  n.  Empty  space  on  a  disk  that  has  been 
  clandestinely  allocated  against  future  need 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  gas 
 
  {GNU  assembler} 
 
 




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