oil

oil
oil1 [ ɔıl ] noun ***
▸ 1 liquid for fuel
▸ 2 used in engines
▸ 3 used in cooking
▸ 4 type of paint
▸ 5 for your skin
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) uncount a thick dark smooth liquid from under the ground, used for making gas and other fuels:
The Middle Eastern countries produce most of the world's oil.
We need to do more to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Heat can be provided by oil, gas, or electricity.
crude oil (=oil in its natural state): A large tanker can carry several million tons of crude oil.
a ) only before noun relating to this liquid:
Oil prices will probably rise again next year.
an oil company
China has large coal and oil reserves.
2. ) count or uncount a thick smooth liquid used in an engine, so it will work smoothly:
Change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles.
3. ) count or uncount a thick smooth liquid used in cooking and preparing food, and in medicines:
Cook the chicken in some oil.
vegetable/olive/sunflower oil
peanut/sesame/walnut oil
cod liver oil
4. ) count or uncount usually plural a type of paint made from oil:
in oils: I prefer to work in oils.
a ) count a painting made with this type of paint:
We saw an exhibit of oils and watercolors by local artists.
5. ) count or uncount a thick clear liquid that you use for protecting your skin or making it soft:
bath/suntan oil
baby oil
a ) an ESSENTIAL OIL:
aromatherapy oils
lavender oil
be (like) oil and water
if two people or things are like oil and water, they are very different and are not good together
oil
oil 2 [ ɔıl ] verb transitive
to put oil on something, for example to make it move easily, or so that things will not stick to it:
He's outside oiling his bike.
Place the cookies on a lightly oiled tray and bake them for 15 minutes.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Oil — (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil! —   1st edition …   Wikipedia

  • oïl — [ ɔjl ] adv. d affirmation • 1080 « oui »; a. fr. o « cela »; du lat. hoc et il ♦ Langue d oïl : ensemble des dialectes (picard, bourguignon, anglo normand, francien …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • oil — [oil] n. [ME oile < OFr < L oleum, oil, olive oil < Gr elaion, (olive) oil, akin to elaia,OLIVE] 1. any of various kinds of greasy, combustible substances obtained from animal, vegetable, and mineral sources: oils are liquid at ordinary… …   English World dictionary

  • oil — oil; oil·dom; oil·er; oil·field·er; oil·i·ly; oil·i·ness; oil·less; oil·let; oil·man; oil·om·e·ter; oil·skinned; oil·less·ness; oil·tight·ness; …   English syllables

  • oil — Ⅰ. oil UK US /ɔɪl/ noun [U] ► NATURAL RESOURCES a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth s surface and is used as a fuel and for making plastics, etc.: »More than 6,000 rigs were drilling for oil and gas. »The oil price increase is a… …   Financial and business terms

  • OIL — steht für: Oïl Sprachen, eine Gruppe galloromanischer Sprachen, siehe Langues d’oïl OIL steht für Ontology Inference Layer, eine semantische Auszeichnungssprache Office Infrastructures et logistique Luxembourg, Amt für Gebäude, Anlagen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oil — vb Oil, grease, lubricate, anoint, cream all mean to smear or treat with an oily, fatty, or greasy substance, but they vary greatly in their implications of the substance used and the purpose for which it is employed and in their idiomatic… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Oil — steht für: Oïl Sprachen, eine Gruppe galloromanischer Sprachen, siehe Langues d’oïl OIL steht für Ontology Inference Layer, eine semantische Auszeichnungssprache Office Infrastructures et logistique Luxembourg, Amt für Gebäude, Anlagen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oil|y — «OY lee», adjective, oil|i|er, oil|i|est. 1. of oil: »an oily smell. 2. containing oil: »an oily salad dressing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oil — Oil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oiling}.] To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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