gas noun Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "gas" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

gas

noun
 
 
/ɡæs/
SUBSTANCE [C, U] B2 a substance in a form like air and not solid or liquid: poisonous gasesThe state of matter
FUEL [U] A2 a substance in a form like air used as a fuel for heating and cooking: UK a gas cooker/ US a gas stovePetroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels
CAR FUEL [U] US ( UK petrol) a liquid fuel used in cars: half a tank of gasPetroleum products especially when used as fuelFuelsFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
STOMACH [U] US ( UK wind) air in your stomach that makes you feel uncomfortable and sometimes makes noisesDigestive disorders
the gas US informal the part of a car that you push with your foot to make it go faster: We'd better step on the gas (= drive faster). →  See also natural gas , tear gas The interior of vehicles
(Definition of gas noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gas” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More