American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. Pneumatic notes numerous instruments, machines, apparatus, etc., for experimenting on elastic fluids, or for working by means of the compression or exhaustion of air.
- 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.
- adj. Of or relating to air or other gases
- adj. Of or relating to pneumatics
- adj. Powered by, or filled with compressed air
- adj. zoology Having cavities filled with air
- adj. Spiritual; Of or relating to the pneuma
- adj. of a woman well-rounded; full-breasted; bouncy (especially during sex)
- n. Gnosticism In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the highest type; a person focused on spiritual reality (the other two being hylic and psychic).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. archaic 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
- 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. (Biol.) Fitted to contain air; Having cavities filled with air
- adj. Adapted for containing compressed air; inflated with air.
- adj. of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
- 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)
- 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)
“It's fitted with what they call a pneumatic cushion -- I mean, if anything goes wrong, the lift falls into a funnel shaped well, made of concrete, which forms a cushion of air, and so breaks the fall.”
“Baltic newts are equipped with a new, normally peaceful, apparatus called the pneumatic drill which is capable of drilling ten metres deep into the best Swedish granite in an hour and can penetrate fifty or sixty metres deep into English chalk in the same time?”
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“He collected the gas that this reaction released with an instrument known as a pneumatic trough.”
“According to Pemex, 42% of natural gas is currently consumed in Pemex's own processes, such as pneumatic pumping in oil fields, while 31% goes to private industry, 22% to the power industry and the remainder to small businesses and households.”
“I may have thought of a solution: some kind of pneumatic/hydraulic damper mechanism.”
“While there have been many useful innovations such as pneumatic tires and variable shifting, today's diamond-framed bicycle would remain recognizable to those who participated in bicycling's first Golden Age.”
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