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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES oil/petroleum/sugar refinery petroleum jelly refined sugar/oil/petroleum COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ NOUN company ▪ The leaded petrol market is shrinking so fast that some major petroleum companies have discontinued refining...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Petroleum \Pe*tro"le*um\, n. [NL., fr. L. petra a rock + oleum oil: cf. F. p['e]trole. Cf. Petrify , and Oil .] Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A flammable liquid ranging in color from clear to very dark brown and black, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in deposits under the Earth's surface.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum , from Latin petra "rock" (see petrous ) + oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons [syn: crude oil , crude , rock oil , fossil oil ]

Gazetteer Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 493 Housing Units (2000): 292 Land area (2000): 1653.903684 sq. miles (4283.590695 sq. km) Water area (2000): 20.110830 sq. miles (52.086808 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1674.014514 sq. miles (4335.677503 sq. km) Located within: Montana...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Petroleum (from : "rock" + oleum: "oil".) is a naturally occurring , yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth 's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels . Components of petroleum are separated using...

Usage examples of petroleum.

And just as the bow that spans the mantling cloud reminds us of all beautiful things that glow around its antitype that spans the emerald throne on high, so, as we gaze upon the prismatic tints that are reflected from the oily surface, we dream of all that is beautiful in color and gorgeous in tinted radiance, as being hidden amid the elements of petroleum.

Hydrocarbon Oils -- Scotch Shale Oils -- Petroleum -- Vegetable and Animal Oils -- Testing and Adulteration of Oils -- Lubricating Greases -- Lubrication -- Appendices -- Index.

For the first, the technical directorate of an entire Atlantic Sub-Sea Petroleum Corporation district, and all wells, fields, pipelines, stills, storage fields, transport, fabrication and maintenance appertaining thereto.

The second principle which underlies all the most recent methods for extracting the grease from the wool, consists in treating the fibre with some solvent like benzol, carbon bisulphide, petroleum spirit, carbon tetrachloride, etc.

Specific Gravity Tables -- Percentage Tare Tables -- Petroleum Tables -- Paraffine and Benzoline Calculations -- Customary Drafts -- Tables for Calculating Allowance for Dirt, Water, etc.

Ia Chevaux was back on television, again clutching a half-gallon of Old White Stagg, but this time in the company of the governor and the president of Amalgamated World-Wide Petroleum.

Funded by multinational polluters such as Phillips Petroleum, Exxon, Texaco, Amoco, Shell, Ford Motor Company, and Chevron, the MSLF filed suits intended to block efforts by environmentalists, unions, minorities, and handicapped Americans that might cut into corporate profit taking.

Linda Fisher, a former lobbyist for Monsanto, and Superfund was run by Marianne Horinko, a lobbyist and consultant to polluters, including the Koch Petroleum Group and Koch Industries.

Texas ratite industry enjoyed a boom in the late 1980s akin to the booms enjoyed by the Texas petroleum industry in times past.

The sky was lit at uneven intervals by waste-gas fires, and the air was foul with the stink of petroleum distillates: aviation kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, benzine, nitrogen tetroxide for intercontinental missiles, lubricating oils of various grades, and complex petrochemicals identified only by their alphanumeric prefixes.

Thus we will patent the Cadbury clown fish, the British Petroleum stag coral, the Marks and Spencer moray eel, the Royal Bank of Scotland angelfish, and gliding silently overhead, the British Airways manta ray.

Just in this county are found gold, silver, copper, asphaltum, bituminous rock, gypsum, quicksilver, natural gas, and petroleum.

The oil producing nations were still antsy about the future as more depolymerization plants turning waste into oil came online in the United States, making the prospects for near self-sufficiency in petroleum more realistic.

Fire coughed uncertainly from the mouths of the flamethrowers, spattering the hall along the floors, walls, and ceiling, where it clung in globs of what had to be a mix of gasoline or some other accelerant, and petroleum jellyhomemade napalm.

Even before this demand for goods could be filled, a new wave of investment activity in Canada was triggered by the discovery of the petroleum deposits at Leduc, Alberta, on February 13, 1947.