What does vaseline mean?

Definitions for vaselineˈvæs əˌlin, ˌvæs əˈlin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vaseline(noun)

    a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly


  1. Vaseline(ProperNoun)

    A trademark brand of petroleum jelly or vaseline.

  2. vaseline(Noun)

    Petroleum jelly (now sold by Unilever) under the trade name Vaseline.

    "Hearts of putty, hearts of vaseline" (Aldous Huxley, Brief Candles, 1930)

  3. vaseline(Noun)

    Any petroleum jelly or similar lubricant.

    "A Russian vaseline has been lately added to the many kinds of vaseline found in ..." (Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, 1882)

  4. vaseline(Noun)

    A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.

  5. vaseline(Verb)

    To lubricate with vaseline.

    "Even at this late date, vaselining will preserve the best of these leathers."

  6. Origin: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaseline(noun)

    a yellowish translucent substance, almost odorless and tasteless, obtained as a residue in the purification of crude petroleum, and consisting essentially of a mixture of several of the higher members of the paraffin series. It is used as an unguent, and for various purposes in the arts. See the Note under Petrolatum

  2. Origin: [Said by the manufacturer to be derived from G. wasser water + Gr. 'e`laion olive oil.]


  1. Vaseline

    Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly based products owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. Products include plain petroleum jelly and a selection of skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers, deodorants and personal lubricants. The Vaseline name is considered generic in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries, where the Unilever products are called Vasenol, and in German, Nordic and Slavic speaking countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vaseline

    vas′e-lin, n. a yellowish, almost tasteless and inodorous, translucent substance obtained from petroleum, used as a salve, liniment, lubricant, &c. [Formed from Ger. wasser, water, and Gr. elaion, oil.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaseline in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaseline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexandar Djelic:

    He told me I could inject my manhood with Vaseline and this would pump it up and make it much larger.

  2. Republican Gov. Paul LePage:

    Sen. Jackson claims to be for the people, but he's the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.

Images & Illustrations of vaseline

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