American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something consumed to produce energy, especially:
- n. A material such as wood, coal, gas, or oil burned to produce heat or power.
- n. Fissionable material used in a nuclear reactor.
- n. Nutritive material metabolized by a living organism; food.
- n. Something that maintains or stimulates an activity or emotion: "Money is the fuel of a volunteer organization” ( Natalie de Combray).
- v. To provide with fuel.
- v. To support or stimulate the activity or existence of: rhetoric that fueled the dissenters.
- v. To take in fuel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any matter which serves by combustion for the production of fire; combustible matter, as wood, coal, peat, oil, etc.
- n. Figuratively, anything that serves to feed or increase something conceived as analogous to flame, as passion or emotional excitement.
- To feed or furnish with fuel or combustible matter.
- n. Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.
- n. Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food.
- n. figuratively Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.
- v. to provide fuel
- v. to exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.
- n. Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.
- v. obsolete To feed with fuel.
- v. obsolete To store or furnish with fuel or firing.
- v. provide with fuel
- n. a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
- v. provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
- v. stimulate.
- v. take in fuel, as of a ship
- Old French fouaille, from feu ("fire"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English feuel, from Old French fouaille, feuaile, from Vulgar Latin *focālia, neuter pl. of *focālis, of the hearth or fireplace, from Latin focus, hearth, fireplace. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fossil fuel is a word made up by the Devil and promoted by the liberal media … all clear bobcat?”
“Each man had three strips, one for barley, one for wheat and one for grass, besides a right to pasture a cow or a pig and obtain fuel from the common fields.”
“When the average person hears the term fuel cell, typically what comes to mind is something that mysteriously makes electricity from hydrogen.”
“By controlling the combustion process with these tiny tubes, the fuel is able to be burned in pure oxygen, which has the effect of producing pure CO2 and steam.”
“The cetane rating of the fuel is as much as 10 points higher than U.S. diesel.”
“His report is the first to measure the shortfall that some households face in heating their homes, which he calls the fuel poverty gap.”
“A study just came out today on the health costs of what they call "fuel poverty", commissioned by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary don't we need one of those?”
“It might sound like blasphemy to suggest vacationing without going anywhere, but when the cost of airline tickets or fuel is factored in and the actual hassle of traveling — especially if you have young kids — is factored in, planning a staycation starts to look pretty appealing.”
“Expenses rose 7.3%, mostly because of a 40.6% jump in fuel costs.”
“Mr. Kinahan noted this week is full of November housing data that could provide some short-term fuel for Home Depot's stock.”
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