Adjective "oil" definition and examples

(Oil may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɔɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A viscous liquid derived from petroleum, especially for use as a fuel or lubricant.
  1. 'In general, expect to change your mower's engine oil twice each year.'
  2. 'Carbon emissions occur wherever fossil fuels, like oil, gasoline, and natural gas, are burned for energy.'
  3. 'That competition is helping the world move away from carbon-rich fuels, like oil and coal.'
  4. 'Ireland's heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as oil and coal is not sustainable for the future, he said.'
  5. 'We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.'
  6. 'My Maserati is a top flight machine that requires the best grades of oil and fuel because I want it to run faster and burn hotter.'
  7. 'Prices are up for energy products, including diesel fuel and heating oil.'
  8. 'Stoves can be wood-burning or fuelled by coal, oil, gas or even electricity.'
  9. as modifier 'the oil industry'
  10. 'On August 5 a boat collided with the oil tanker causing more than 85 tons of oil to spill into the river and coastal wetlands.'
  11. 'Although often simplified as a religious war, the conflict is also fueled by competition for oil, land and other resources.'
  12. 'Essentially, you are selling a depleting resource, and once the oil is extracted from your land, no more will follow.'
  13. 'Perhaps the most impressive feat was refining the oil to run vehicles.'
  14. 'Although Iran exports oil, fuel for use in homes is not always available.'
  15. 'In 1912, a small economic boom was fueled by drilling for oil, but it was short-lived.'
  16. 'On the way home, their plane flies above a ship spilling oil into the sea.'
  17. 'It is unusual to drill an oil well without a paleontologist onsite to determine when the desired oil-bearing rock layer has been reached.'
  18. 'If the railroad supervisor was negligent in overseeing the independent contractor who accidentally spilled oil into a river, whatever harm resulted should have been addressed in a civil proceeding.'
  19. 'Taken together, these factors will increase the cost of refining oil.'
  20. 'The most abundant sources of industrial fatty acids are coconut oil, palm oil, and soybean oil.'
  21. 'Add the sunflower oil and enough water to form a supple dough.'
  22. 'Billy has been researching organic repellent using the oil of the neem trees he has planted around the gardens.'
  23. 'The strong fragrance of the special Japanese soybean oil made our mouth water and left us addicted to the cuisine.'
  24. 'Finally, Bell was to try adding flaxseed oil and other healthy plant oils daily to her food.'
  25. 'Vitamin A is present in animal tissue, mainly in liver, fish oil, egg yolks, butter, and cheese.'
  26. 'These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them.'
  27. 'The pouring of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.'
  28. 'The cheddar made from animals fed on sunflower oil contained almost 2.5 times the amount of the nutrient than that made from cows fed a normal diet.'
  29. 'The one exception to the blockade against animal fat is fish oil.'
  30. 'suntan oil'
  31. 'She always wore Joop Berlin and The Body Shop Dewberry oil.'
  32. 'In the grainy black and white photo I can still make out the sheen of A.'s hair oil and the way he slicked his dark locks back on the sides.'
  33. 'The fashion of tanned skin was born in the twenties, when sun tan oil was first sold.'
  34. 'He strode over to Katrina's back and engulfed her in a hug, inhaling the scent of her hair and bath oils.'
  35. 'The only thing missing was the Gipper's slicked back do, all Grecian formula and hair oil.'
  36. 'You can use soap substitutes, bath oils and moisturising creams or ointments to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin in the treatment of dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.'
  37. 'You even get some Aveda shampoo to wash the massage oil out of your hair.'
  38. 'Glycerin is a thick liquid with a sweet taste that is found in fats and oils and is the primary triglyceride found in coconut and olive oil.'
  39. 'Included among these compounds are acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, and numerous other esters and fusel oils.'
Oil paint.
  1. 'Latex-based paints and stains are water borne, and oil or alkyd paints are solvent borne.'
  2. 'All these wonderful print images are first painted on canvas with oil or acrylic.'
  3. 'The paintings consist of works by local artists in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and mixed media.'
  4. 'The paintings, oils on canvas, were large, and the paper works, also done in oil, were more painted than drawn.'
  5. 'Hopper worked in watercolour as well as oil and also made etchings, beginning in 1915.'
  6. 'Compared to mediums like oil or acrylic, watercolor has a vaguely genteel air.'
  7. 'Jeng executes his landscapes in crayon and oil, as opposed to the more traditional Chinese ink.'
  8. 'He picked up the nuances of usage of media such as charcoal, chalk, watercolour, oil, and acrylic.'
  9. 'On slightly off-white paper, Botha paints in oils of the same colour, a series of partial and whole coats of arms.'
  10. 'The traditional painterly mediums of oil and watercolour remain the norm for the portraiture commissions.'
  11. 'a dark discoloured oil of an elderly cleric'
  12. 'Oil paintings sell for more money so it is reasonable to expect that the reproductions of oils on canvas will sell better, too.'
  13. 'This remarkably representative exhibits of 42 oils and gouaches from that later period suggest why.'
  14. 'Luan Nel, occupying most of the space at the Goodman, shows an extensive body of oils and watercolours on paper and canvas.'
  15. 'Canadian war artists, commissioned and attached to units of all three services, produced a splendid array of oils, water-colours, and sketches.'
  16. 'These oils on canvas rework that fulcrum of modernist painting, the grid.'
  17. 'Thereafter, Hunt painted only the occasional oil, concentrating on watercolour, of which he was to become a master technician.'
  18. 'This offering boasted major works by Reynolds and Millais together with an oil and a watercolour by Turner.'
  19. 'Bolton Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of oils, watercolours and prints of the Lancashire landscape, from the sea to the windswept moors.'
  20. 'Wilson Gallery is the sole representative of Machado's original oils and sculptures in North America.'
  21. 'Smirnov creates original oils and limited edition serigraphs that are sold all over the world.'
Information or facts.

    verb

    Lubricate, coat, or impregnate with oil.
    1. 'Lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tray then line each mould with a bacon rasher.'
    2. 'Hasina, who knows certain basics of stitching, has oiled her sewing machine.'
    3. 'Set in an ice bath until chilled, drain and place on an oiled sheet pan.'
    4. 'On 26 April 1994, the transport was pushed out of the hangar in preparation for oiling and fueling.'
    5. 'The hinges didn't even squeak; Dïen must have oiled them.'
    6. 'In Tucson, Arizona, Barbara dries them on her roof, spreading the tomatoes on oiled screens under cheesecloth tents to foil the birds.'
    7. 'He put away the golf clubs, having oiled them, and they did not come out of cold storage until 2000.'
    8. 'Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.'
    9. 'However the two couldn't work without the other, they worked like a freshly oiled machine, another reason for the success of their business.'
    10. 'I mean we already are a perfectly oiled machine.'
    Supply with oil as fuel.

      More definitions

      1. any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water: used for anointing, perfuming, lubricating, illuminating, heating, etc.

      2. a substance of this or similar consistency.

      3. refined or crude petroleum.

      4. Painting. oil color. oil painting.

      5. Informal. unctuous hypocrisy; flattery.

      6. an oilskin garment.

      7. Australian andNew Zealand Slang. facts or news; information: good

      More examples(as adjective)

      "tenders can be oil in places."

      "tenders can be oil at consultancies."

      "exports can be oil."

      "products can be oil."

      "stocks can be oil."

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      Origin

      Middle English: from Old Northern French olie, Old French oile, from Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’; compare with olea ‘olive’.

      Phrase

      oil and water