Definition of oil :
1. 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.
2. To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil.
oil color, soft soap, blarney, unction, incense, anele, crude oil, adulation, anoint, fossil oil, blandishment, rock oil, embrocate, oil colour, honeyed words, praise, slaver, vegetable oil, flattery, lubricant, inunct
fuel (part of speech: noun)
oil (part of speech: noun)
lubricate (part of speech: verb)
- " That is what us deteckatives spend the midnight oil learning the Rising Sun Deteckative Agency's Correspondence School lessons for," said Mr. Gubb. - "Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective", Ellis Parker Butler.
- The packing, it may be observed, is kept well lubricated with oil, and the following is the method of adjusting it. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- We need an oil stove or something like that. - "Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid", Amy D. V. Chalmers.