Word OIL
Character 3
Hyphenation oil
Pronunciations /ɔɪl/

Definitions and meanings of "Oil"

What do we mean by oil?

Any of numerous mineral, vegetable, or synthetic substances or animal or vegetable fats that are generally slippery, combustible, viscous, liquid or liquefiable at room temperatures, soluble in various organic solvents such as ether but not in water, and used in a great variety of products, especially lubricants and fuels. noun

Petroleum. noun

A petroleum derivative, such as a machine oil or lubricant. noun

A protective or cosmetic liquid applied to the skin or hair. noun

Oil paint. noun

A painting done in oil paint. noun

To lubricate, supply, cover, or polish with oil. transitive verb

(hand/palm) To bribe. idiom

(hand/palm) To give a tip to. idiom

In chem., a termination denoting an ether derived from a phenol: as, anisoïl (formerly called anisol).

To smear or rub over with oil; prepare for use by the application of oil: as, to oil a rag; oiled paper or silk.

To anoint with oil.

To render smooth by the application of oil; lubricate: as, to oil machinery; hence, figuratively, to render oily and bland; make smooth and pleasing.

To make it water-proof, as in China, Japan, etc., where oiled paper is extensively used for umbrellas, water-pails, lanterns, rain-clothes, etc.

Indian geranium or palmarosa oil (formerly called Turkish geranium-oil), a fragrant essential oil distilled from the leaves of Andropogon Schœnanthus, used in perfumery. It comes from the Bombay Presidency in India. noun

The general name for a class of bodies which have all or most of the following properties in common: they are neutral bodies having a more or less unctuous feel and viscous consistence, are liquid at ordinary temperatures, are lighter than water, and are insoluble in it, but dissolve in alcohol and more readily in ether, and take fire when heated in air, burning with a luminous smoky flame. noun

Specifically Oil as used for burning in a lamp, to afford light: as, to burn the midnight oil (alluding to nocturnal study). noun

An oil of indifferent scent from the Lebanon cedar. noun

Oil of chrism, oil mixed with balsam, or with wine and aromatics, used at baptism, confirmation, coronation of sovereigns, etc.: also called chrism. noun

Liquid fat.

Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.

An oil painting.

Oil paint.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Oil

The word "oil" in example sentences

George W. Bush runs the risk of alienating the world’s biggest source of oil with his plan to end America’s “oil addiction”, Opec delegates, oil ministers, energy experts and even some environmentalists said yesterday. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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Moab abounded with flocks, particularly with sheep; * it abounded also with oil; and Balak supposed that the divine favor might be obtained by sacrifices of this kind -- by a profusion of them -- _thousands of ram, and ten thousands of rivers of oil_. ❋ Andrew Lee (N/A)

He would offer all the cattle, and all the oil of his kingdom, _thousands of ram, and ten thousands of rivers of oil_! ❋ Andrew Lee (N/A)

Mucilage, camphor, and oil may be taken to neutralize cantharides: -- CANTHARIDES ... hair-grower ... _oil_ ... smooth-running ❋ Unknown (N/A)

Add 12 ounces of beeswax to a gallon of linseed oil, and boil it two hours; prime the cloth with this mixture, and use the same in place of _boiled oil_ for mixing the paint. ❋ United States. Navy Dept. Bureau Of Ordnance (N/A)

But as soon as the vermin have disappeared, let the oil be discontinued, as the _natural oil_ of the hair is, at other times, the only oil that is required on the head. ❋ Pye Henry Chavasse (1844)

You have poured oil in the raw and festering wound of an old friend's conscience, Cottle! but it is _oil of vitriol! ❋ Joseph Cottle (1811)

I've added equipment (from plantdrive. com) so I can use vegetable oil as a fuel, but as long as I keep away from high sulfur canola oil*, I'm in the clear. ❋ By?Jack McCornack (2010)

I got 2 boxes (12x2) 5w30 1qt NAPA syn oil for $2.99/qt and purolator filter for $1.25 a piece a few months back with my MM rebate cards (so basically oil+ filter is all FREE for me). ❋ Unknown (2010)

"'You have poured oil in the raw and festering wound of an old friend's conscience Cottle, but it is _oil of vitriol! ❋ Horace B. Day (N/A)

Crude oil is full of toxic materials, and when oil from a leaking underwater well hits the surface, many of those materials can enter the air near where cleanup workers are breathing. ❋ Unknown (2010)

America would probably still be able to obtain oil from the mid-East — which is our only strategic interest in the region. ❋ Unknown (2010)

While increased production in oil from the Persian Gulf as part of it, the North Sea and Alaska fields came online at the same time, due to exploration during the 1973 oil embargo. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Two thirds of our massive adverse-balance of payments represents the cost of oil: we should be self-sufficient in oil from the North Sea by 1980. ❋ Unknown (1974)

The term oil is of very wide significance, being applied to substances of vastly different natures, both organic and inorganic, but so far as soap-making materials are concerned, it may be restricted almost entirely to the products derived from animal and vegetable sources, though many attempts have been made during the last few years to also utilise mineral oils for the preparation of soap. ❋ H. A. Appleton (N/A)

The term oil shale generally refers to any sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials (called kerogen) that are released as petroleum-like liquids when the rock is heated in the chemical process of pyrolysis. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Contango is the term oil traders use to describe the profitable price spread that can develop between the spot price of oil and the higher price they can obtain for future delivery. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Besides, the idea that we attacked Iraq for their oil is an old piece of candy only leftists love to suck on. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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