gas gas  /ˈɡæs/


  1. (n) 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. (n) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  3. (n) a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
  4. (n) a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  5. (n) a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  6. (n) a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
  7. (v) attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
  8. (v) show off


  1. Charles Krauthammer has an absolutely compelling, and completely unexpected, argument for a gasoline tax in the Weekly Standard.
  2. After an abdominal operation gas generally forms in the intestines, balloons the abdomen, causes the patient excruciating agony for many hours.
  3. We have more natural gas than we need, and potentially more than we can store.


  1. Gas Commission gives PGW go-ahead for natural-gas cars

    A city panel Tuesday approved a Philadelphia Gas Works request to buy 24 natural-gas vehicles, even though the utility acknowledges it would cost less to buy conventional gasoline cars.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Gas mains closed, site secure on Far South Side

    Two gas mains have been shut down amd the site has been secured after a Level II hazmat situation was called late this morning on the Far South Side.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Gas prices go under $4

    Gas stations overnight were selling gas for under $4. Read more at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

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  1. "That means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development. It means continued investment in advanced biofuels and clean...
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian (blog)

  2. "Americans could use this money as they see fit - to help meet theirmonthly bills, cover higher costs at the gas pump or pay for other basicnecessities," Bush said in a brief statement from the Roosevelt Room of theWhite House. "Letting...
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. In a letter to Obama, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the president to "direct the US EPA to act promptly and favorably on California's reconsideration request, so that we may continue the critical work of reducing our greenhouse gas...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Reuters

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