noun, plural gas·es or gas·ses.
- Also called gas pedal. the foot-operated accelerator of an automotive vehicle: Take your foot off the gas.
- empty talk.
- a person or thing that is very entertaining, pleasing, or successful: The party was an absolute gas, and we loved it.
- a person or thing that affects one strongly.
verb (used with object), gassed, gas·sing.
- to talk nonsense or falsehood to.
- to amuse or affect strongly: Her weird clothes really gas me.
verb (used without object), gassed, gas·sing.
- to indulge in idle, empty talk.
- to become drunk (often followed by up).
Origin of gas
Related formsgas·less, adjectivenon·gas, noun, plural non·gas·es.
Examples from the Web for gasses
Some eruption, perhaps, this we have seen—an ignition of gasses in the upper air—who knows?
Twelve or more evacuations may take place during a day; as a rule they are much increased by gasses and are of bad odor.
It absorbs the gasses produced by the fermentation of undigested food.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
The gasses rolled to the supporting trenches and made life unbearable.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
Gasses party and took the water where they pursued it and cought it.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
British Dictionary definitions for gasses
noun plural gases or gasses
- to increase the speed of a motor vehicle; accelerate
- to hurry
verb gases, gasses, gassing or gassed
Derived Formsgasless, adjective
Word Origin for gas
Medicine definitions for gasses
n. pl. gas•es
Science definitions for gasses
Related formsgaseous adjective (găs′ē-əs, găsh′əs)
Culture definitions for gasses
Idioms and Phrases with gasses
In addition to the idiom beginning with gas
- gas up
- cook with gas
- run out of steam (gas)