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Meaning & Definition of Oil in English

English

Oil

/ɔɪl/

noun

1. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

    synonym:
  • oil

2. Oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist

    synonym:
  • oil
  • ,
  • oil color
  • ,
  • oil colour

3. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

    synonym:
  • petroleum
  • ,
  • crude oil
  • ,
  • crude
  • ,
  • rock oil
  • ,
  • fossil oil
  • ,
  • oil

4. Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants

    synonym:
  • vegetable oil
  • ,
  • oil

verb

1. Cover with oil, as if by rubbing

  • "Oil the wooden surface"
    synonym:
  • oil

2. Administer an oil or ointment to

  • Often in a religious ceremony of blessing
    synonym:
  • anoint
  • ,
  • inunct
  • ,
  • oil
  • ,
  • anele
  • ,
  • embrocate

Examples of using

Bring me vinegar and oil, please.
How many litres of oil are there in a barrel?
They replaced coal with oil.