a colorless odorless gaseous factor that give a red shine in a vacuum pipe; the six inert gasses; happens floating around in small amounts
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
1898, created by its discoverers, Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers, from Greek neon, neuter of neos "new" (see brand new); so named as it was recently found. Neon sign is attested from 1927.
The cities are too large for my hunting and the towns so open a stranger stands out like neon sign on a starless night.