Definitions for OILɔɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water.
a substance of this or similar consistency.
refined or crude petroleum.
Category: Fine Arts
Ref: oil color.; oil painting.
unctuous hypocrisy; flattery.
an oilskin garment.
(v.t.)to smear, lubricate, or supply with oil.
to convert into oil by melting, as butter.
Origin of oil:
1125–75; ME olie, oile < OF < L oleum, olīvum (olive) oil <*oleivum
a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
oil, oil color, oil colour(noun)
oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil(noun)
a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
vegetable oil, oil(verb)
any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
cover with oil, as if by rubbing
"oil the wooden surface"
anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate(verb)
administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick liquid substance taken from plants or animals and used in cooking
a thick black liquid taken from under the ground
a Texas oil well; The car needs more oil.
to put oil on sth
He was oiling his brakes.
Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
An oil painting.
to lubricate with oil
to grease with oil for cooking
Origin: oile, from olie, from oleum , from ἔλαιον, from ἐλαία. More at olive. Supplanted æle, also from Latin.
An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance, that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures, and is immiscible with water but soluble in alcohols or ethers. Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually flammable and slippery. Oils may be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical in origin, and may be volatile or non-volatile.
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Rank popularity for the word 'OIL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #966
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'OIL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1435
Rank popularity for the word 'OIL' in Nouns Frequency: #402
Translations for OIL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals
olive oil; whale oil; vegetable oil; cooking oil; He put some oil on the hinges of the door; The car's engine is in need of oil.
- óleoPortuguese (BR)
- olie; -olieDanish
- λάδι, πετρέλαιοGreek
- aceite; petróleoSpanish
- õli, naftaEstonian
- aliejus, alyva, naftaLithuanian
- oliwa, olejPolish
- 油Chinese (Trad.)
- олія; нафтаUkrainian
- تيل، روغنUrdu
- 油Chinese (Simp.)
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