pneumatic
adjective Etymology: Latin pneumaticus, from Greek pneumatikos, from pneumat-, pneuma air, breath, spirit, from pnein to breathe — more at sneeze Date: 1659 1. of, relating to, or using gas (as air or wind): a. moved or worked by air pressure b. (1) adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air (2) having air-filled cavities 2. of or relating to the pneuma ; spiritual 3. having a well-proportioned feminine figure; especially having a full bust • pneumatically adverbpneumaticity noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pneumatic — Pneu*mat ic, Pneumatical Pneu*mat ic*al, a. [L. pneumaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, wind, air, ? to blow, breathe; cf. OHG. fnehan: cf. F. pneumatique. Cf. {Pneumonia}.] 1. Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumatic — PNEUMÁTIC, Ă, pneumatici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. (Despre maşini, aparate, utilaje etc.) Care funcţionează cu aer comprimat. ♦ Care este folosit la comprimarea sau la deplasarea aerului. 2. s.f. Parte a fizicii care studiază proprietăţile aerului… …   Dicționar Român

  • pneumatic — [no͞o mat′ik, nyo͞omat′ik] adj. [L pneumaticus < Gr pneumatikos < pneuma, breath: see PNEUMA] 1. of or containing wind, air, or gases 2. a) filled with compressed air [pneumatic tire] b) worked by compressed air [pneumatic drill] …   English World dictionary

  • Pneumatic — Pneu*mat ic, n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires. [archaic] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumatic — 1650s, from L. pneumaticus of the wind, belonging to the air, from Gk. pneumatikos, from pneuma (gen. pneumatos) wind, also breath, from pnein to blow, to breathe, from PIE root *pneu to breathe, of imitative origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • pneumatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. DERIVATIVES pneumatically adverb. ORIGIN Greek pneumatikos, from pneuma wind …   English terms dictionary

  • pneumatic — [[t]njuːmæ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A pneumatic drill is operated by air under pressure and is very powerful. Pneumatic drills are often used for digging up roads. ...the sound of a pneumatic drill hammering away. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Pneumatic means… …   English dictionary

  • pneumatic — pneumatically, adv. pneumaticity /nooh meuh tis i tee, nyooh /, n. /noo mat ik, nyoo /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind. 2. of or pertaining to pneumatics. 3. operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air: a pneumatic… …   Universalium

  • pneumatic — pneu|mat|ic [nju:ˈmætık US nu ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: pneumaticus, from Greek, from pneuma air, breath, spirit ] 1.) technical filled with air ▪ pneumatic tyres 2.) worked by air pressure ▪ a pneumatic pump …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pneumatic — pneu|mat|ic [ nu mætık ] adjective filled with COMPRESSED air or gas: pneumatic tires a. a pneumatic tool or piece of equipment works using COMPRESSED air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pneumatic — adjective 1 technical filled with air: pneumatic tyres 2 worked by air pressure: a pneumatic pump pneumatically adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”