[fyoo-uh l] /ˈfyu əl/
combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil, or gas, in order to create heat or power.
something that gives nourishment; food.
an energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors:
Kerosene is used as jet engine fuel.
something that sustains or encourages; stimulant:
Our discussion provided him with fuel for debate.
verb (used with object), fueled, fueling or (especially British) fuelled, fuelling.
to supply with fuel.
verb (used without object), fueled, fueling or (especially British) fuelled, fuelling.
to obtain or replenish fuel.
any substance burned as a source of heat or power, such as coal or petrol
something that nourishes or builds up emotion, action, etc
verb fuels, fuelling, fuelled (US) fuels, fueling, fueled
to supply with or receive fuel
early 14c., from Old French foaile “bundle of firewood,” from Vulgar Latin legal term *focalia “right to demand material for making fire,” neuter plural of Latin focalis “pertaining to a hearth,” from focus “hearth” (see focus). Figurative use from 1570s.
1590s, from fuel (n.). Related: Fueled; fueling.
A substance that produces useful energy when it undergoes a chemical or nuclear reaction. Fuel such as coal, wood, oil, or gas provides energy when burned. Compounds in the body such as glucose are broken down into simpler compounds to provide energy for metabolic processes. Some radioactive substances, such as plutonium and tritium, provide energy by undergoing nuclear fission or fusion.
Almost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered stalks of herbs (Matt. 6:30), thorns (Ps. 58:9; Eccl. 7:6), animal excrements (Ezek. 4:12-15; 15:4, 6; 21:32). Wood or charcoal is much used still in all the towns of Syria and Egypt. It is largely brought from the region of Hebron to Jerusalem. (See COAL.)
see: add fuel to the fire
[non-foo l-fil-muh nt] /ˌnɒn fʊlˈfɪl mənt/ noun 1. neglect or failure to fulfill or carry out as required. 2. lack of .
[fuhngk-shuh-nl] /ˈfʌŋk ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or : functional difficulties in the administration. 2. capable of operating or : When will the ventilating system be functional again? 3. having or serving a utilitarian purpose; capable of serving the purpose for which it was designed: functional architecture; a chair that is […]
[fuhngk-shuh n] /ˈfʌŋk ʃən/ noun 1. the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role. 2. any ceremonious public or social gathering or occasion. 3. a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and […]
- None the worse for
1. Not harmed from, as in He was none the worse for walking the entire ten miles, or This carpet may be old, but it’s none the worse for wear. [ Early 1800s ] 2. Be improved by, as in The dog would be none the worse for a good brushing. [ Early 1800s ]