Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pneumatic

play
adjective pneu·mat·ic \nu̇-ˈma-tik, nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of pneumatic

  • : using air pressure to move or work

  • : filled with air

  • of a woman : having a body with full, pleasing curves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pneumatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or using gas (as air or wind): a :  moved or worked by air pressure b (1) :  adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air (2) :  having air-filled cavities

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the pneuma :  spiritual

  3. 3 :  having a well-proportioned feminine figure; especially :  having a full bust

pneumatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

pneumaticity

play \ˌnü-mə-ˈti-sə-tē, ˌnyü-\ noun

Examples of pneumatic in a sentence

  1. The movie stars a pneumatic blonde.

  2. <a movie star who is remembered mainly as a pneumatic sex symbol of the 1950s>



Origin and Etymology of pneumatic

Latin pneumaticus, from Greek pneumatikos, from pneumat-, pneuma air, breath, spirit, from pnein to breathe — more at sneeze


First Known Use: 1659

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms



PNEUMATIC Defined for Kids

pneumatic

play
adjective pneu·mat·ic \nu̇-ˈma-tik, nyu̇-\

Definition of pneumatic for Students

  1. 1 :  moved or worked by air <a pneumatic drill>

  2. 2 :  made to hold or be inflated with compressed air <pneumatic tires>




Medical Dictionary

pneumatic

play
adjective pneu·mat·ic \n(y)u̇-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of pneumatic

  1. :  of, relating to, or using gas (as air): asa:  moved or worked by air pressureb:  adapted for holding or inflated with compressed airc:  having air-filled cavities <pneumatic bone>

pneumatically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pneumatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accomodate accommodate acommadate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ