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English noun: oil

1. oil (substance) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water


Broader (hypernym)lipid, lipide, lipoid


Narrower (hyponym)almond oil, animal oil, babacu oil, babassu oil, calamus oil, camphor oil, chaulmoogra oil, Chinese wood oil, cohune fat, cohune oil, cohune-nut oil, colza oil, croton oil, crude, crude oil, essential oil, expressed almond oil, fatty oil, fixed oil, flaxseed oil, fossil oil, fuel oil, fusel oil, grease, heating oil, hedeoma oil, hydnocarpus oil, hyssop oil, lemon grass, lemongrass, lemongrass oil, linseed oil, lubricating oil, mineral oil, motor oil, mustard oil, neroli oil, oil, pennyroyal oil, pennyroyal oil, petroleum, rape oil, rapeseed oil, rock oil, safflower oil, sassafras oil, shale oil, spike lavender oil, spike oil, stand oil, sweet almond oil, tall oil, tung oil, volatile oil

2. oil (artifact) oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist


Synonymsoil color, oil colour


Broader (hypernym)oil paint

3. oil (substance) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons


Synonymscrude, crude oil, fossil oil, petroleum, rock oil


Broader (hypernym)fossil fuel, oil


Narrower (hyponym)resid, residual oil


Substance holonymatomic number 6, C, carbon

4. oil (food) any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants


Synonymsvegetable oil


Broader (hypernym)edible fat


Narrower (hyponym)canola, canola oil, coconut oil, cooking oil, copra oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, drying oil, groundnut oil, madia oil, olive oil, palm oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, salad oil, sesame oil, soyabean oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, sunflower-seed oil, sweet oil, walnut oil


Substance meronymmargarin, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine


English verb: oil

1. oil (contact) cover with oil, as if by rubbing


SamplesOil the wooden surface.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

2. oil (body) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing


Synonymsanele, anoint, embrocate, inunct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)bless









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