from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A volatile mixture of flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived chiefly from crude petroleum and used principally as a fuel for internal-combustion engines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
- n. A certain kind of gasoline.
- adj. Made from or using gasoline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Given the nature of the your editorial "The Ethanol Bailout" (Oct. 18), it may come a surprise that I agree with the Journal that the EPA's decision to allow more ethanol use in gasoline is not based on all the science.
Imagine if all the costs for basic individual worker survival were treated in like manner to gasoline is to the airline industry.
First of all, what we call a gasoline pump is actually a gasoline dispenser.
And that's, you know, it's really coming from the consumption side and those figures do include ethanol, when it's blended with gasoline that becomes part of the, what we call gasoline, just for those of you are asking that.
While I don’t like demagoguery either, I think a good case can be made that the current price inflation in gasoline is the result of deliberate price manipulation.
A three hours drive from Guadalajara to Manzanillo @ 180 miles cost 300.00 mexican pesos @ US $ 23.00 and the price of gasoline is about the same as in United States.
The recession that brought back $2 gasoline is about to bring back to casual dining another retro price point: $5 meals.
The surprise increase in gasoline, coupled with tax increases and some services take us in despite increases between 8 and 10 percent for next year in food.
Firstly, no one has advocated a $2.50 increase in gasoline prices.
That's predicated on the assumption that the long-run price elasticity of demand for gasoline is 0.2.