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ˈpɛ trəlpetrol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrolnoun

    a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines


  1. petrolnoun

    Petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel.

  2. Etymology: From (essence de) pétrole, from petroleum, from πετρέλαιον, from πέτρα+ ἔλαιον

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Petrol, Petroleumnoun

    Petrol or petroleum is a liquid bitumen, black, floating on the water of springs. John Woodward

    Etymology: petrole, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petrolnoun



  1. Petrol

    "Petrol" is a song by Ash, released as the second single from their 1994 album Trailer, and their first single on Infectious. It was released on 15 August 1994 on CD and a limited 7" format. Only 500 copies of the 7" format were released, and came with a numbered picture sleeve. "Petrol" was first recorded on the "Garage Girl" demo tape, and later appeared on Ash's debut live album, "Live at the Wireless", and again on Ash's first greatest hits collection "Intergalactic Sonic 7″s". The song is said to be about being "lynched" by a gang. The B-side, "The Little Pond" first appeared on the "Garage Girl" demo-tape. Tim Wheeler has expressed his dissatisfaction with this recording, and has even mentioned re-recording it as an acoustic b-side on a future album. The second B-side, "A Message From Oscar Wilde and Patrick the Brewer" is a spoken-word track, lasting just 30 seconds, and consists of an excerpt of a tape Tim was sent, consisting of two of his Dutch friends, Oscar and Patrick, talking to each other. This track also appears on the "Cosmic Debris" B-sides collection and on Ash's debut album "Trailer". The third b-side, "Things" first appeared on the "Shed" demo tape. Ash bassist Mark Hamilton claims that "Things" is his least favourite Ash song of all time.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'petrol' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4285

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'petrol' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2039

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'petrol' in Nouns Frequency: #1632

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrol in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of petrol in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The Security Cabinet unanimously adopted a series of measures within the framework of our fight against stone throwers, petrol bombs and flares.

  2. Volvo Cars:

    These five cars will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48-volt options on all models, this means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor.

  3. Abdul Karim Sabra:

    Islamic State aren't many and they don't have petrol to move around, they don't have military vehicles either. They get around in fertilizer trucks.

  4. Akhlaq Ahmed:

    This government should be ashamed of itself, how can they run this country if they can't even manage petrol distribution in the capital?

  5. Laxmi Prasad Dhakal:

    Beginning on Thursday, we are further restricting distribution due to the very limited supplies we have. Private vehicles will not be able to purchase petrol or diesel.

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