A viscous liquid derived from petroleum, especially for use as a fuel or lubricant
make sure the car has enough oil
The form of medieval French spoken north of the Loire, generally characterized by the use of oïl to mean ‘yes’, and forming the basis of modern French
An age in which oil is used extensively, especially as a source of power.
A bag containing oil or for containing oil; (Nautical) a bag used to drip oil on to the sea to calm the waves. Also (formerly): †a bag to contain a substance from which oil is to be expressed (obsolete).
Christian Church a container for holy oil.
More fully oil-nut tree. Any of various trees or shrubs that produce oil-rich nuts or large seeds; specifically (a) the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis; (b) the butternut, Juglans cinerea; (c) the buffalo-nut, Pyrularia pubera; (d) the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis.
Any of several vivid red, oil-soluble azo dyes, especially (in full Oil Red O) one having the formula C26H24N4O, used as a histological stain for lipids.
A vat containing oil.
Oleic acid (now rare).
A type of fuel oil distilled from petroleum and heavier than paraffin oil
Oil obtained from the kernels of nuts and used in cooking and to make paints and varnishes
A gaseous mixture derived from mineral oils by destructive distillation
An engine sump
A structure with equipment for drilling an oil well; an oil platform
A volatile oil obtained by distilling tar, sometimes used as an insecticide
An oil resembling olive oil obtained from the seeds of the sasanqua and related plants, used chiefly in China and Japan
A compound or mixture of chemicals used to imitate the flavour or scent of apples; especially the ester isoamyl isovalerate (C10H20O2).
Any of various dark-coloured oils; (in later use) specifically a heavy mineral oil used for lubrication and fuel.
Oil, especially paraffin, transported in metal cans packed in wooden cases.
Petroleum, natural mineral oil.
Oil pressed from unripe olives.
Any of several medicinal preparations containing mercury and one or more oily substances, typically administered by injection in the treatment of syphilis.
An oil obtained from the liver of a fish (or a cetacean).
An oil applied to the inner surface of formwork to prevent concrete adhering to it.
A volatile oil obtained from the exudate of a myrrh tree.
Alcoholic drink, especially beer.
= niger seed oil.
An oil used as a main ingredient in, or foundation or medium for, paint, varnish, perfume, or some other product (frequently attributive).
A zone containing oilfields.
Botany and Microbiology (in various eukaryotic microorganisms and plant tissues) an intracellular inclusion consisting of a core of neutral lipids surrounded by a membrane monolayer of phospholipids.
A sudden increase in economic activity or wealth as a result of the exploitation of mineral oil.
A floating barrier placed over a stretch of water to prevent the passage of oil, especially following an oil spill.
A brush for applying oil or (more usually) oil paint.
A drop of oil or lipid.
Oil for use as fuel.
A very large national or multinational oil company.
A small hole in a machine through which oil can be passed for lubricating.
An oil baron.
A pipeline or tube for conveying oil.
A leading international oil company.
A patch of oil on a floor or other surface; especially an oil slick on the sea or some other area of water.
Any of various plants yielding an oil; specifically (a) sesame, Sesamum indicum; (b) bok choy, Brassica chinensis; (c) regional (Irish English), sundew, Drosera rotundifolia. Now usually with distinguishing word, as in castor-oil plant.
A rock formation in which oil is present throughout without interruption, forming a single reservoir.
(Of a painting medium or varnish) prepared from a mixture of a drying oil and a varnish resin.
Containing or yielding much oil.
Engineering. A ring or chain which dips into an oil reservoir and continuously lubricates a shaft or bearing around which it revolves. Also: a piston ring serving to prevent leakage of lubricants from the cylinder.
A shark from which oil may be obtained; specifically the soupfin, Galeorhinus zyopterus.
A sheet of oilskin or oil paper.