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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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