from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to air or other gases.
- adj. Of or relating to pneumatics.
- adj. Run by or using compressed air: a pneumatic drill.
- adj. Filled with air, especially compressed air: a pneumatic tire.
- adj. Zoology Having cavities filled with air, as the bones of certain birds.
- adj. Of or relating to the pneuma; spiritual.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to air or other gases
- adj. Of or relating to pneumatics
- adj. Powered by, or filled with compressed air
- adj. Having cavities filled with air
- adj. Spiritual; Of or relating to the pneuma
- adj. well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy (especially during sex)
- n. In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tires.
- adj. Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid.
- adj. Of or pertaining to air, or to elastic fluids or their properties; pertaining to pneumatics.
- adj. Moved or worked by pressure or flow of air
- adj. Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air
- adj. Adapted for containing compressed air; inflated with air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to air, or gases in general, or their properties; also, employing (compressed) air or other gas as a motive power, as, pneumatic experiments; a pneumatic engine.
- Consisting of or resembling air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous.
- Moved or played by means of air: as, a pneumatic instrument of music.
- In zoology: Filled with air; fitted to receive or contain air; pneumatized, as the air-cells or the bones of birds
- Of or pertaining to the respiratory system of any animal
- A caisson within which compressed air excludes the water, permitting necessary operations to be carried on inside it.
- n. In organ-building, one of the members of a pneumatic action, whether a bellows or a tube. See pneumatic action, above.
- n. Same as pneumatology, 2, where see quotation.
- In theology, relating to the spirit or pneuma, as distinguished from both soul and body; spiritual. See soul and spirit.
- n. An inflatable rubber tire.
- n. A vehicle, as a bicycle, motor-cycle, or motorcar, lifted with inflatable rubber tires.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
French pneumatique, from Latin pneumaticus, from Greek pneumatikos, from pneuma, pneumat-, wind; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pneumaticus, from Ancient Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, "relating to wind or air"), from πνεῦμα (pneuma, "wind, air, breath, spirit"), from πνέω (pneō, "I blow, breath"). (Wiktionary)