What does ointment mean?

Definitions for ointmentˈɔɪnt mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ointment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve(noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

  2. cream, ointment, emollient(noun)

    toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin


  1. ointment(Noun)

    a viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient. (compare with cream)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ointment

    oint′ment, n. anything used in anointing: (med.) any greasy substance applied to diseased or wounded parts: (B.) a perfume. [O. Fr.,—L. unguentumungĕre, to smear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ointment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ointment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    What is the usual healing time for; . . . . . . . 'A fly in the ointment'?

  2. Art Hogan:

    I think the Fed is desperate to raise rates this year and I think it will happen in September. The only fly in the ointment is the inflation rate which is below what the Fed wants.

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