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Definitions of oil

  1. To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To lubricate with oil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To smear or anoint with oil. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To lubricate or anoint with oil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To smear or rub over with oil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Oiler, Oiliness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. The juice from the fruit of the olive-tree: any greasy liquid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. The unctuous juice of the olive; any liquid grease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A greasy liquid, of vegetable or animal origin, insoluble in water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An unctuous liquid drawn from various animal and vegetable substances. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A highly inflammable fatty liquid expressed or obtained from various animals, from many vegetable substances, and as a natural product from the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for oil

  1. The oil would be spoiled. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  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
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