vapor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English vapour, from Anglo-French vapor, from Latin, steam, vapor Date: 14th century 1. diffused matter (as smoke or fog) suspended floating in the air and impairing its transparency 2. a. a substance in the gaseous state as distinguished from the liquid or solid state b. a substance (as gasoline, alcohol, mercury, or benzoin) vaporized for industrial, therapeutic, or military uses; also a mixture (as the explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine) of such a vapor with air 3. a. something unsubstantial or transitory ; phantasm b. a foolish or fanciful idea 4. plural a. archaic exhalations of bodily organs (as the stomach) held to affect the physical or mental condition b. a depressed or hysterical nervous condition II. intransitive verb (vapored; vaporing) Date: 15th century 1. a. to rise or pass off in vapor b. to emit vapor 2. to indulge in bragging, blustering, or idle talk • vaporer noun

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  • Vapor — Va por, n. [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. ? smoke, ? to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. {Vapid}.] [Written also {vapour}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vapor — puede referirse a lo siguiente: Vapor (estado): aquel gas que se puede condensar por presurización a temperatura constante o por enfriamiento a presión constante. Vapor de agua. El vapor como fuente de propulsión o de generación de energía… …   Wikipedia Español

  • vapor — VAPÓR, vapoare, s.n. Navă pusă în mişcare de un motor propriu. – Din ngr. vapori. Trimis de bogdanrsb, 27.04.2006. Sursa: DEX 98  VAPÓR s. (mar.) navă, vas, (rar) bastiment. (vapor de mare tonaj.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • vapor — (Del lat. vapor, ōris). 1. m. Fluido gaseoso cuya temperatura es inferior a su temperatura crítica. Su presión no aumenta al ser comprimido, sino que se transforma parcialmente en líquido; p. ej., el producido por la ebullición del agua. 2. Gas… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Vapor — Va por, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vapored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaporing}.] [From {Vapor}, n.: cf. L. vaporare.] [Written also {vapour}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vapor — Va por, v. t. To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid. [Written also {vapour}.] [1913 Webster] He d laugh to see one throw his heart away, Another, sighing, vapor forth his soul. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vapor — |ô| s. m. 1. Fluido como fumo que pela ação do calor se desprende dos corpos úmidos e que não é senão a água ou umidade que se transforma. 2. Exalação de corpos sólidos resultante de decomposição ou de combustão. 3.  [Por extensão] Fumo.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vapor — [vā′pər] n. [ME vapour < Anglo Fr < MFr vapeur < L vapor < IE base * wep , to give off vapors] 1. a) visible particles of moisture floating in the air, as fog, mist, or steam b) any cloudy or imperceptible exhalation, as smoke or… …   English World dictionary

  • vapor — vàpōr (vapȏr) m <G vapóra> DEFINICIJA 1. rij. para 2. reg. parobrod 3. reg. svaki veći brod ETIMOLOGIJA tal. vapore ← lat. vapor: para …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • vapor — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. vapour, from L. vaporem (nom. vapor) exhalation, steam, heat, of unknown origin. Vapors fit of fainting, hysteria, etc. is 1660s, from medieval notion of exhalations from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vapor — (lat.), Dampf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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