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Definitions of oil

  1. administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  2. cover with oil, as if by rubbing; " oil the wooden surface"
  3. oil paint used by an artist
  4. a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  5. any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
  6. Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin and of varied composition, and they are variously used for food, for solvents, for anointing, lubrication, illumination, etc. By extension, any substance of an oily consistency; as, oil of vitriol.
  7. To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil.
  8. An inflammable fatty liquid, insoluble in water, but soluble in ther, obtained from various animal and vegetable substances; a greenish- brown liquid found in rock or other mineral substance, and very inflammable: called also petroleum.
  9. To lubricate with oil.
  10. Oiler, Oiliness.
  11. A liquid of fatty consistence and unctuous feel, insoluble in water, soluble or not in alcohol, freely soluble in ether, and inflammable. Oils are variously classified into animal, vegetable, and mineral oils according to their source ( the mineral oils, are probably of remote animal or vegetable origin); into fixed or fatty ( olea pinguia) and volatile or ethereal or essential ( olea volatilia, ( aetherea, essentialia) oils, the former being permanent, leaving a stain on an absorbent surface, the latter evaporating when exposed to the air and being capable of distillation; and into drying and non- drying ( fatty) oils, the former becoming gradually thicker when exposed to the air and finally drying to a varnish, the latter not drying but liable to become rancid on exposure. The volatile oils are of vegetable origin; the fatty oils are of both animal and vegetable origin. Many of the oils, both fixed and volatile, are employed in medicine; see oleum.
  12. A fatty fluid.
  13. The juice from the fruit of the olive- tree: any greasy liquid.
  14. To smear or anoint with oil.
  15. The unctuous juice of the olive; any liquid grease.
  16. To lubricate or anoint with oil.
  17. A greasy liquid, of vegetable or animal origin, insoluble in water.
  18. An unctuous liquid drawn from various animal and vegetable substances.
  19. To smear, lubricate, or anoint with oil. Oil of vitriol, sulphuric acid.
  20. A highly inflammable fatty liquid expressed or obtained from various animals, from many vegetable substances, and as a natural product from the earth.
  21. To smear or rub over with oil.
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Quotes of oil

  1. Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to. – Dan Aykroyd
  2. Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. – Walter Benjamin
  3. Advice is like castor oil easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. – Josh Billings
  4. About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks. – Sherwood Boehlert
  5. I believe- though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert- that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil – Dustin Hoffman
  6. Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. – Walter Savage Landor
  7. I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years. – Richard Linklater
  8. The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power. – James Lovelock
  9. Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil – Golda Meir
  10. What is the first thing we did when we took control of Iraq? Protect the oil fields. Remember the administration quote about how the oil would pay for the war. – Peter Schuyler
  11. Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline. – Allyson Schwartz
  12. People understand we have a dependence upon foreign oil What they do not understand and find incredibly ridiculous is that we import refined product just making us more dependent on the industry. – John Shimkus
  13. With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable. – Greg Walden
  14. If a war started, the oil price probably would go up, as you said, maybe $5, $6 a barrel until you saw other oil from the extra supplies that are available elsewhere coming into the world, into the market. – Daniel Yergin
  15. The Russians are turning east to the Chinese- to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas. – Daniel Yergin

Usage examples for oil

  1. He then turned their attention to an oil painting hanging on the wall just above his head. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  2. There was less pressure to the wind, and the seas rose and fell, sweeping past them like moving hills of oil – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  3. There seems to be a lot of oil there. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  4. The oil would be spoiled. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  5. A rush is burning in a cup of oil upon the table, casting a feeble glimmer round the empty room. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  6. Mebbe he hasn't found the oil yet. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  7. There was no oil – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  8. Train oil from the captured animals was used for lighting. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  9. She thought he had just put it out, since she noted a smell of oil – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  10. In the course of the day an oil stove in the kitchen was lighted. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  11. I'm in oil myself- in a small way, of course. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  12. Only to Moya did she tell what had happened to the chimney, so that she might prepare breakfast on the oil stove. – Ethel Morton at Rose House by Mabell S. C. Smith
  13. A few oil lamps gave a feeble light here and there. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  14. It was your shot, as you fell through the trap, broke the oil lamp. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  15. There is a natural oil of the hair, which is far superior to either Rowland's Macassar Oil or any other oil – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  16. This fellow had money, too, and hair oil – Life On The Mississippi, Part 1. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  17. There was little enough of it and it was hard work carrying the oil up the steep trail. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  18. Watch oil is made from the porpoise' jaw, and I have not seen anything to equal it. – History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome by Chauncey Jerome
  19. Doctor Dorn talked more, telling us how we would have to learn to live with less and less light so that the oil would last as long as possible. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich

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