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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Then it ordered a 21 percent hike in gasoline prices, the fifth increase in 43 days.
▪ The gas tax rollback, initiated because gasoline prices spiked this spring, has since fallen by the wayside.
▪ He noted California experienced two big gasoline price increases in the 1990s.
▪ The decline was in part due to a sharp drop in gasoline prices.
▪ With gasoline prices recently hitting their highest level in five years, is Walker driving less to save money?
▪ It was kicked off when gasoline prices shot up so fast the climb would make a Blue Angels pilot gulp.
▪ If a $ 2 increase were passed through to the pump, gasoline prices could rise by 5 per gallon.
▪ Democrats note that Dole voted several times for gasoline tax increases totaling 10 cents in the 1980s.
▪ Bond revenue and special funds like the highway account fueled by the gasoline tax are earmarked in advance.
▪ Canceling the gasoline tax, a la Dole, will deepen them again.
▪ Dole was seeking to push his own issue, eliminating the 4. 3-cent gasoline tax that Clinton pushed in 1993.
▪ For example, gasoline taxes are typically earmarked for the financing of highway construction and repairs.
▪ But nobody fuses much over daily expenditures on sales and gasoline taxes -- even though they add up to large sums annually.
▪ Dole is leading the push in Congress for repealing the gasoline tax.
▪ In the United State, use of leaded gasoline was phased out on Jan. 1.
▪ February unleaded gasoline fell 3. 75 cents to 54. 44 cents a gallon.
▪ February unleaded gasoline rose 0. 80 cent to 53. 90 cents a gallon.
▪ February unleaded gasoline fell 0. 46 cent to 58. 19 cents a gallon.
▪ After the war everything cost more: gasoline, buses, hotel accommodations, and musicians' salaries.
▪ At gasoline stations it is illegal for customers to pump more than 10 gallons a minute.
▪ February unleaded gasoline fell 3. 75 cents to 54. 44 cents a gallon.
▪ Improved gasoline yields of up to 25 percent have been achieved using them.
▪ In Connecticut, a Waterbury man suffered a fatal heart attack Sunday night after going outside to fill his snowblower with gasoline.
▪ The main gasoline engine can be turned and its valve gear operates.
▪ The National Rifle Association says taggants in gunpowder might act like a match struck near gasoline.
▪ Three hundred gallons of gasoline were loaded today.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gasoline \Gas"o*line\, Gasolene \Gas"o*lene\(? or ?; 104), n. A highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained mostly from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used as a fuel for most automobiles and for many other vehicles with internal combustion engines. The gasoline of commerce is typically blended with additives to improve its performance in internal combustion engines. Gasoline was also used in the early 1900's in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See Carburetor.

Syn: petrol[Brit]. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1864 (alternative spelling gasolene is from 1865), from gas (n.) + -ol (probably here representing Latin oleum "oil") + chemical suffix -ine (2). Shortened form gas was in common use in U.S. by 1897. Gas station as a fuel filling station for automobiles recorded by 1924.


a. Made from or using gasoline. n. 1 (context uncountable North America English) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol. 2 (context countable English) A certain kind of gasoline.


n. a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines [syn: gasolene, gas, petrol]

Gasoline (Theory of a Deadman album)

Gasoline is the second album released by Theory of a Deadman on March 29, 2005. The album features four songs used in the videogame Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, 'Santa Monica', 'No Surprise', 'Say Goodbye' and 'No Way Out'. The album was first released in Canada by 604 Records, and was later released in the U.S. by Roadrunner Records. The original 604 Records release of the album is fully unedited, however the Roadrunner version released in the U.S. contains edited versions of "No Surprise" and "Me & My Girl", making this the band's only album not to carry a " Parental Advisory" sticker.

Gasoline (Seether song)

"Gasoline" is a song by South African band Seether. It is the first track on their album Disclaimer which included the 5 Songs EP.

Gasoline (The Hard Lessons album)

Gasoline is an album by indie rock group The Hard Lessons, released by No Fun Records on May 28, 2005 (see 2005 in music). It was received with generally favorable reviews.

Gasoline (film)

Gasoline is a 2001 Italian crime film directed by Monica Stambrini. It is based on a novel by Elena Stancanelli.

Gasoline (disambiguation)

Gasoline, or petrol, is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel.

Gasoline may also refer to:

  • Petroleum
  • Gasoline (film), a 2001 Italian crime film

Gasoline , also known as petrol outside North America, is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives.

On average, a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil (159 L) yields about of gasoline when processed in an oil refinery, though this can and does vary based on the crude oil source's assay.

The characteristic of a particular gasoline blend to resist igniting too early (which causes knocking and reduces efficiency in reciprocating engines) is measured by its octane rating. Gasoline is produced in several grades of octane rating. Tetraethyllead and other lead compounds are no longer used in most areas to regulate and increase octane-rating, but many other additives are put into gasoline to improve its chemical stability, control corrosiveness and provide fuel system 'cleaning,' and determine performance characteristics under intended use. Sometimes, gasoline also contains ethanol as an alternative fuel, for economic or environmental reasons.

Gasoline, as used worldwide in the vast number of internal combustion engines used in transport and industry, has a significant impact on the environment, both in local effects (e.g., smog) and in global effects (e.g., effect on the climate). Gasoline may also enter the environment uncombusted, as liquid and as vapors, from leakage and handling during production, transport and delivery, from storage tanks, from spills, etc. As an example of efforts to control such leakage, many (underground) storage tanks are required to have extensive measures in place to detect and prevent such leaks. Gasoline contains benzene and other known carcinogens.

Gasoline (1913 song)

"Gasoline" is a popular song written in 1913 in deference to the modern necessity for the commodity, gasoline. Lyrics were written by J. Will Callahan (1874-1946) and the music composed by Indiana musician Paul Pratt (1890-1948). The song asks a series of questions—What is it keep this world of ours a-going? What makes us happy night and day? What is the precious thing for which we're blowing each blessed dollar of our weekly pay? etc.—which it answers in the chorus:

Gasoline! Gasoline! Ev'rywhere you go you smell it, Ev'ry motor seems to yell it. Gasoline! Gasoline! That's the cry that echoes thro your dreams. Gasoline! Gasoline! In this land of milk and honey 'Tisn't love—isn't money Rules the world, now ain't it funny? Gasoline! Gasoline!

Written in 2/4 time, the song is set to the tempo of Moderato marcia.

"Gasoline" is one of the songs the National Museum of American History includes in its collection, America on the Move.

Gasoline (magazine)

Gasoline is a Canadian quarterly rock music magazine based out of Toronto, Ontario. The magazine was first published in May 2003. It is affiliated with the bar Bovine Sex Club in Toronto and has interviewed a variety of bands and artists from all over the world. Gasoline is available in major cities across Canada.

Gasoline (band)

Gasoline are a southern rock band and side project for former Pantera member Vinnie Paul. They once included Dimebag Darrell, Thurber T. Mingus, and Stroker of Pumpjack. Paul described the group's general theme as "booze and women." The band has covered many artists including Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P., Thin Lizzy, Quiet Riot, and Slayer, but have also performed original songs like "This Ain’t a Beer Belly, It’s a Gas Tank For My Love Machine" and "Get Drunk Now." Paul claims the band formed as followed:

Pantera played every New Year’s Eve until about ’97. After that, the other two guys decided they didn’t want to play on New Year’s Eve, and that was my favorite time to play. Me and Dime decided that we’d put together a good time band and just do cover tunes and it was all about beer drinkin' and hell raisin'.

In 2006 Pantera's ex-bassist, Rex Brown, played with Vinnie Paul in Texas for the first time in several years with the band.

Usage examples of "gasoline".

It was a rough leveling of the debris, upon which several small objects lay carelessly scattered, and at one corner of which a considerable amount of gasoline must have been spilled lately enough to leave a strong odor even at this extreme superplateau altitude.

To make sure Capello gets the message, they pour gasoline into the booth, shut the door, and light a match.

No grease is ever allowed to foul the gasoline, no sludge to find its way into the carb, no bolt to loosen on the driveshaft.

Dissolve in gasoline and pour this liquid onto 90 parts potassium chlorate crystals in a plastic bowl.

They laughed manically as the clearish yellow gasoline fell about the zombie, soaking into his clothes and skin.

The increased demand for ethanol as a gasoline additive in many states, but particularly in the huge California market, has spurred the US government to continue its exemption of the federal fuel tax on ethanol.

The ethanol rule was meant to double the use of ethanol in gasoline, providing a boon to corn farmers.

Canisters of napalm hitting the treetops, and jellied gasoline trickling down like stalactites, and see fifteen or twenty North Vietnamese soldiers jump up from underneath it and try to escape.

The day before, white hoodlums had come up to Harlem and thrown gasoline bombs in their neighborhood stores and their houses, and they were out to fix honkies and nothing else.

They carry knives, clubs, pistols, zip guns, brass knucks, rifles, sawed-off shotguns, bayonets, baseball bats, broken bottles, gasoline bombs, bricks, rocks, bicycle chains .

The ridiculously low total would make more than one land speculator moan, curse and cry in his beer, for along with the abandoned rendering plant went fifty acres of land bordering the Intracoastal Waterway, a sturdy pier built to hold a hundred and fifty foot pogy boat in winds up to near hurricane force, three large buildings, two small houses, assorted boilers and pipes and other odds and ends of rusting machinery, a loft filled with rotting nets and bags of used net floats, three beached purse boats with gasoline motors still mounted and usable after overhaul and six huge storage tanks which had been erected to store the rendered menhaden oil pending shipment to fertilizer and pet food plants further inland.

Down from the mountains she went an dover the Olifants River to make a brief fuel stop at Vanrynsdorp and scan the road map anxiously in the light of the gasoline pumps.

After Pilau left, they slowly rolled the few drums of gasoline to the cave.

They were the battered, paintless gasoline standards that fronted the abandoned filling station on the forgotten road just outside of Pomelo City.

Then there was a rumbling noise within its body which sounded like some unnatural gasoline engine, and it hitched itself around with the ponderosity of a canal boat being warped into a dock and proceeded on its journey to take its appointed place in the battle line.