Definitions for oilɔɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oil(noun)

    a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

  2. oil, oil color, oil colour(noun)

    oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist

  3. petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil(noun)

    a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

  4. vegetable oil, oil(verb)

    any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants

  5. oil(verb)

    cover with oil, as if by rubbing

    "oil the wooden surface"

  6. anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate(verb)

    administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing


  1. oil(Noun)

    Liquid fat.

  2. oil(Noun)

    Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.

  3. oil(Noun)

    An oil painting.

  4. oil(Verb)

    to lubricate with oil

  5. oil(Verb)

    to grease with oil for cooking

  6. Origin: oile, from olie, from oleum , from ἔλαιον, from ἐλαία. More at olive. Supplanted æle, also from Latin.


  1. Oil

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. oil

    Is a chemical substance with different consistencies created and used for a variety of purposes.

    There are a variety of consistencies and uses for oil e.g. Fuel, Body oil, Cooking oil, essential oils etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #966

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1435

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Nouns Frequency: #402

Anagrams for oil »

  1. ILO, LOI

  2. ILO

  3. LOI

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rick Meckler:

    Oil is confusing for investors.

  2. Carl Icahn:

    I believe that oil will go lower.

  3. Santhosh Balakrishnan:

    This is a typical oil tracking rally.

  4. Michael Simpson:

    The market appears to be following oil.

  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I support eliminating the oil export ban.

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