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va·pour

 (vā′pər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of vapor.

vapour

(ˈveɪpə) or

vapor

n
1. (General Physics) particles of moisture or other substance suspended in air and visible as clouds, smoke, etc
2. (General Physics) a gaseous substance at a temperature below its critical temperature. Compare gas3
3. (General Physics) a substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature below its boiling point
4. rare something fanciful that lacks substance or permanence
5. the vapours archaic a depressed mental condition believed originally to be the result of vaporous exhalations from the stomach
vb
6. (General Physics) to evaporate or cause to evaporate; vaporize
7. (intr) to make vain empty boasts; brag
[C14: from Latin vapor]
ˈvapourable, ˈvaporable adj
ˌvapouraˈbility, ˌvaporaˈbility n
ˈvapourer, ˈvaporer n
ˈvapourish, ˈvaporish adj
ˈvapourless, ˈvaporless adj
ˈvapour-ˌlike, ˈvapor-ˌlike adj
ˈvapoury, ˈvapory adj

va•por

(ˈveɪ pər)
n.
1. a visible exhalation, as fog or smoke, suspended in the air.
2. a substance in gaseous form that is below its critical temperature.
3. a substance converted into vapor for technical or medicinal uses.
4. a combination of a vaporized substance and air.
5. gaseous particles of drugs that can be inhaled as a therapeutic agent.
6. Archaic.
a. a strange, senseless, or fantastic notion.
b. something insubstantial.
7. vapors, Archaic.
a. mental depression or hypochondria.
b. injurious exhalations supposed to be produced within the body, esp. in the stomach.
v.i.
8. to rise in the form of vapor.
9. to emit vapor.
10. to talk pompously.
Also, esp. Brit., vapour.
[1325–75; < Latin vapor steam]
va′por•a•ble, adj.
va`por•a•bil′i•ty, n.
va′por•er, n.
va′por•less, adj.
va′por•y, adj.

vapour


Past participle: vapoured
Gerund: vapouring

Imperative
vapour
vapour
Present
I vapour
you vapour
he/she/it vapours
we vapour
you vapour
they vapour
Preterite
I vapoured
you vapoured
he/she/it vapoured
we vapoured
you vapoured
they vapoured
Present Continuous
I am vapouring
you are vapouring
he/she/it is vapouring
we are vapouring
you are vapouring
they are vapouring
Present Perfect
I have vapoured
you have vapoured
he/she/it has vapoured
we have vapoured
you have vapoured
they have vapoured
Past Continuous
I was vapouring
you were vapouring
he/she/it was vapouring
we were vapouring
you were vapouring
they were vapouring
Past Perfect
I had vapoured
you had vapoured
he/she/it had vapoured
we had vapoured
you had vapoured
they had vapoured
Future
I will vapour
you will vapour
he/she/it will vapour
we will vapour
you will vapour
they will vapour
Future Perfect
I will have vapoured
you will have vapoured
he/she/it will have vapoured
we will have vapoured
you will have vapoured
they will have vapoured
Future Continuous
I will be vapouring
you will be vapouring
he/she/it will be vapouring
we will be vapouring
you will be vapouring
they will be vapouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vapouring
you have been vapouring
he/she/it has been vapouring
we have been vapouring
you have been vapouring
they have been vapouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vapouring
you will have been vapouring
he/she/it will have been vapouring
we will have been vapouring
you will have been vapouring
they will have been vapouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vapouring
you had been vapouring
he/she/it had been vapouring
we had been vapouring
you had been vapouring
they had been vapouring
Conditional
I would vapour
you would vapour
he/she/it would vapour
we would vapour
you would vapour
they would vapour
Past Conditional
I would have vapoured
you would have vapoured
he/she/it would have vapoured
we would have vapoured
you would have vapoured
they would have vapoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vapour - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substancevapour - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
suspension - a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
steam - water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
water vapor, water vapour - water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
2.vapour - the process of becoming a vaporvapour - the process of becoming a vapor  
boiling - the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
clouding, clouding up - the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
smoke, smoking - a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"

vapour

noun mist, fog, haze, smoke, breath, steam, fumes, dampness, miasma, exhalation a cloud of poisonous vapour
Translations
بُخاربُخار او دُخان في الهَواء
páravýpary
=-dampdampem
aur
höyry
gufamistur
dūmakagaraiņimiglatvaiks

vapour

vapor (US) [ˈveɪpəʳ]
A. N (= steam) → vapor m; (on breath, window) → vaho m
the vapours (Med) (o.f.) → los vapores
B. CPD vapour trail N (Aer) → estela f (de humo)

vapour

[ˈveɪpər] (British) vapor (US) nvapeur f
water vapour → vapeur f d'eauvapour trail (British) vapor trail (US) ntraînée f de condensation

vapour

, (US) vapor
nDunst m; (Phys also) → Gas nt; (steamy) → Dampf m; the vapours (Med old) → Schwermut f; thick vapours around the planeteine dichte Dunsthülle um den Planeten

vapour

vapor (Am) [ˈveɪpəʳ] nvapore m

vapour

(American) vapor (ˈveipə) noun
1. the gas-like form into which a substance can be changed by heating. water vapour.
2. mist, fumes or smoke in the air. Near the marshes the air was filled with a strange-smelling vapour.
ˈvaporize, ˈvaporise verb
to (cause to) change into a gas-like state.
References in classic literature ?
As the day declined into the afternoon, and the air, which had been at intervals clear enough to allow the French coast to be seen, became again charged with mist and vapour, Mr.
Scrooge could not feel it himself, but this was clearly the case; for though the Ghost sat perfectly motionless, its hair, and skirts, and tassels, were still agitated as by the hot vapour from an oven.
From the windows of my room I saw all London lying in the distance like a great vapour, with here and there some lights twinkling through it.
Waiting for some reply, I looked about me, noticing how the sluice was abandoned and broken, and how the house - of wood with a tiled roof - would not be proof against the weather much longer, if it were so even now, and how the mud and ooze were coated with lime, and how the choking vapour of the kiln crept in a ghostly way towards me.
Our purer essence then will overcome Thir noxious vapour, or enur'd not feel, Or chang'd at length, and to the place conformd In temper and in nature, will receive Familiar the fierce heat, and void of pain; This horror will grow milde, this darkness light, Besides what hope the never-ending flight Of future days may bring, what chance, what change Worth waiting, since our present lot appeers For happy though but ill, for ill not worst, If we procure not to our selves more woe.
The constant vapour which this occasioned, had polished the rafters and beams of the low-browed hall, by encrusting them with a black varnish of soot.
But where Silver stood with his lieutenant, all was still in shadow, and they waded knee-deep in a low white vapour that had crawled during the night out of the morass.
I had so worked upon my imagination as really to believe that about the whole mansion and domain there hung an atmosphere peculiar to themselves and their immediate vicinity-- an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of heaven, but which had reeked up from the decayed trees, and the grey wall, and the silent tarn--a pestilent and mystic vapour, dull, sluggish, faintly discernible, and leaden-hued.
The mixture, which was at first of a reddish hue, began, in proportion as the crystals melted, to brighten in colour, to effervesce audibly, and to throw off small fumes of vapour.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.
From one point a thin white thread of vapour rose slantingly to an immense height, and then frayed out like a down feather.
I saw trees growing and changing like puffs of vapour, now brown, now green; they grew, spread, shivered, and passed away.