Gas vs Olefine - What's the difference?

gas | olefine |

As nouns the difference between gas and olefine

is that gas is goose while olefine is olefin.



(wikipedia gas)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) gas, a word coined by chemist . From (etyl) .


  • (uncountable, chemistry) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
  • (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
  • (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
  • (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
  • (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
  • (baseball) A fastball.
  • Synonyms
    * (state of matter) vapor / vapour * (digestive process) wind, fart (when gas is released) (qualifier)
    Derived terms
    * cooking with gas * gas giant * gaslight * gasometer * LP gas * natural gas * shale gas
    See also
    * fluid * liquid * solid


  • To kill with poisonous .
  • To talk, chat.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1899, author=(Stephen Crane)
  • , title=, chapter=1 , passage=[…] (it was the town's humour to be always gassing of phantom investors who were likely to come any moment and pay a thousand prices for everything) — “[…] Them rich fellers, they don't make no bad breaks with their money. […]”}}
  • To emit gas.
  • Etymology 2

    Shortening of (gasoline).


  • (uncountable, US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
  • (US) gas pedal
  • Synonyms
    * (gasoline) gasoline (US), petrol (British) * See also .


  • (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
  • The cops are coming. Gas it!
  • (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel
  • Synonyms
    * (accelerate) step on the gas, hit the gas * (filll fuel tank) refuel

    Etymology 3

    Compare the slang usage of "a gas", above.


  • (Ireland, colloquial) comical, zany.
  • Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.
    It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.
    Usage notes
    * This is common in speech, but rarely used in writing.


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  • (chemistry) olefiant gas, or ethylene
  • (chemistry, by extension) any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is a type
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