Vapour vs Vaporose - What's the difference?

vapour | vaporose |


As a noun vapour

is cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.

As a verb vapour

is to become vapour; to be emitted or circulated as vapour or vapour can be to become vapour; to be emitted or circulated as vapour.

As an adjective vaporose is

full of vapour; vaporous.

vapour

English

Alternative forms

* vapor (US)

Noun

  • Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
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  • The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
  • (label) Wind; flatulence.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • Something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory; unreal fancy; vain imagination; idle talk; boasting.
  • * Bible, (w) iv. 14
  • For what is your life? It is even a vapour , that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
  • (label) Hypochondria; melancholy; the blues; hysteria, or other nervous disorder.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • a fit of vapours
  • (label) Any medicinal agent designed for administration in the form of inhaled vapour.
  • Derived terms

    * vapour pressure * vapour trail * water vapour

    See also

    * dew point

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become vapour; to be emitted or circulated as vapour.
  • To turn into vapour.
  • to vapour away a heated fluid
  • * Ben Jonson
  • He'd laugh to see one throw his heart away, / Another, sighing, vapour forth his soul.
  • To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
  • * 1888 , (Rudyard Kipling), ‘The Bisara of Pooree’, Plain Tales from the Hills , Folio Society 2005, p. 172:
  • He vapoured , and fretted, and fumed, and trotted up and down, and tried to make himself pleasing in Miss Hollis's big, quiet, grey eyes, and failed.
  • * 1904 , , ‘Reginald's Christmas Revel’, Reginald :
  • then the Major gave us a graphic account of a struggle he had with a wounded bear. I privately wished that the bears would win sometimes on these occasions; at least they wouldn't go vapouring about it afterwards.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 513:
  • He felt he would start vapouring with devotion if this went on, so he bruptly took his leave with a cold expression on his face which dismayed her for she thought that it was due to distain for her artistic opinions.
  • To emit vapour or fumes.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Running waters vapour not so much as standing waters.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become vapour; to be emitted or circulated as vapour.
  • To turn into vapour.
  • To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
  • * 1888 , (Rudyard Kipling), ‘The Bisara of Pooree’, Plain Tales from the Hills , Folio Society 2005, p. 172:
  • He vapoured , and fretted, and fumed, and trotted up and down, and tried to make himself pleasing in Miss Hollis's big, quiet, grey eyes, and failed.
  • * 1904 , , ‘Reginald's Christmas Revel’, Reginald :
  • then the Major gave us a graphic account of a struggle he had with a wounded bear. I privately wished that the bears would win sometimes on these occasions; at least they wouldn't go vapouring about it afterwards.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia , Faber
  • British English forms

    vaporose

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Full of vapour; vaporous.
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