Crossword clues for oil
- Dressing part
- Standard offering of old
- Something good to strike
- Work in a gallery
- OPEC product
- Nigerian export
- Little squirt, maybe
- Covering for some wrestlers
- Dipstick coating
- Venezuelan export
- Monet work
- Standard ___
- Biggest export of 99-Down
- ___ change
- It's well-supplied
- Salad additive
- Garage stock
- Business for Shell or ExxonMobil
- Palm product
- Loosen, in a way
- Museum hanging
- Corn product
- Olive product
- Joint application
- Dressing choice
- Lube (up)
- OPEC supply
- Permian Basin yield
- Salad bar bowlful
- Barrel toward
- Texaco's business
- Safflower ___
- Vinaigrette component
- Pine product
- Contents of some wells
- Jed Clampett's find on "The Beverly Hillbillies"
- Word with baby, bath or banana
- It may be struck in a field
- Upton Sinclair novel on which "There Will Be Blood" is based
- Source of the Beverly Hillbillies' wealth
- Monet medium
- Try to stop from squeaking, say
- Aromatherapist's supply
- It can be refined
- Medium for Van Dyck or van Gogh
- Nude medium, often
- What the "O" in OPEC does not stand for, surprisingly
- Subject of a 1973 crisis
- With 46-Down, common canvas coater
- Choice for a portrait
- Many an art museum piece
- Refined resource
- It may be coming down the pipeline
- "Mona Lisa," e.g.
- Big Alaska resource
- Alberta export
- "The Starry Night," e.g.
- Something well-kept?
- Restaurant dip for bread
- Medium for many 13-Down
- Gallery hanging
- Tin Man's need
- One may be essential
- Gear protector
- See 2-Down
- See 123-Across
- Big U.S. import
- Big export of Saudi Arabia and Norway
- "Texas tea"
- See 50-Across
- Cruet contents
- Painting medium
- A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
- Kind of painting
- Medium for Matisse
- Midest export
- Fix a squeak
- Upton Sinclair novel
- Corn byproduct
- Heating fuel
- Kuwaiti export
- Masseur's need
- Standard product
- Friction easer
- Source of Rockefeller money
- Salad topper
- Driveway stain
- It may be essential
- Friction reducer
- Mideast export
- Many a Rembrandt
- Van Gogh's "Irises," e.g.
- Engine need
- OPEC export
- Driveway blotch
- Peanut product
- Cruet filler
- Semi liquid
- Flattering talk
- Wildcatter's find
- Standard stuff
- Furnace fuel
- Black gold
- Masseur's supply
- Well-gotten gain?
- Old lamp fill
- Deep-frying need
- A little squirt?
- Slick makeup
- Vinaigrette ingredient
- Garage stain
- Texas tea
- Squeaky wheel's need
- Well-supplied resource?
- ___ and vinegar
- Squirt can contents
- It gets checked with a stick
- Old master's work
- Salad topping
- It's well-regulated
- Try to loosen
- Many a fine artwork
- Crude, e.g.
- A driver might dip into it
- 3-in-One product
- Something struck
- "Black gold"
- Saudi export
- Slick stuff
- With "of" and 51-Across, a facial moisturizer
- Shale extract
- Loosen up, maybe
- Gallery item
- Garage supply
- Quaker State, e.g.
- Painter's medium
- Spill material
- With 39-Across, Houston or Tulsa, popularly
- Production from a well
- Friction decreaser
- Refinery input
- Oklahoma wealth
- "Mona Lisa," for one
- See 57-Down
- Kind of change
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Oil \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 animal, vegetable, or mineral origin and of varied composition, and they are variously used for food, for solvents, for anointing, lubrication, illumination, etc. By extension, any substance of an oily consistency; as, oil of vitriol. Note: The mineral oils are varieties of petroleum. See Petroleum. The vegetable oils are of two classes, essential oils (see under Essential), and natural oils which in general resemble the animal oils and fats. Most of the natural oils and the animal oils and fats consist of ethereal salts of glycerin, with a large number of organic acids, principally stearic, oleic, and palmitic, forming respectively stearin, olein, and palmitin. Stearin and palmitin prevail in the solid oils and fats, and olein in the liquid oils. Mutton tallow, beef tallow, and lard are rich in stearin, human fat and palm oil in palmitin, and sperm and cod-liver oils in olein. In making soaps, the acids leave the glycerin and unite with the soda or potash. Animal oil, Bone oil, Dipple's oil, etc. (Old Chem.), a complex oil obtained by the distillation of animal substances, as bones. See Bone oil, under Bone. Drying oils, Essential oils. (Chem.) See under Drying, and Essential. Ethereal oil of wine, Heavy oil of wine. (Chem.) See under Ethereal. Fixed oil. (Chem.) See under Fixed. Oil bag (Zo["o]l.), a bag, cyst, or gland in animals, containing oil. Oil beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the genus Meloe and allied genera. When disturbed they emit from the joints of the legs a yellowish oily liquor. Some species possess vesicating properties, and are used instead of cantharides. Oil box, or Oil cellar (Mach.), a fixed box or reservoir, for lubricating a bearing; esp., the box for oil beneath the journal of a railway-car axle. Oil cake. See under Cake. Oil cock, a stopcock connected with an oil cup. See Oil cup. Oil color.
A paint made by grinding a coloring substance in oil.
Such paints, taken in a general sense. (b) a painting made from such a paint. Oil cup, a cup, or small receptacle, connected with a bearing as a lubricator, and usually provided with a wick, wire, or adjustable valve for regulating the delivery of oil. Oil engine, a gas engine worked with the explosive vapor of petroleum. Oil gas, inflammable gas procured from oil, and used for lighting streets, houses, etc. Oil gland.
(Zo["o]l.) A gland which secretes oil; especially in birds, the large gland at the base of the tail.
(Bot.) A gland, in some plants, producing oil. Oil green, a pale yellowish green, like oil. Oil of brick, empyreumatic oil obtained by subjecting a brick soaked in oil to distillation at a high temperature, -- used by lapidaries as a vehicle for the emery by which stones and gems are sawn or cut. --Brande & C. Oil of talc, a nostrum made of calcined talc, and famous in the 17th century as a cosmetic. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. Oil of vitriol (Chem.), strong sulphuric acid; -- so called from its oily consistency and from its forming the vitriols or sulphates. Oil of wine, [OE]nanthic ether. See under [OE]nanthic. Oil painting.
The art of painting in oil colors.
Any kind of painting of which the pigments are originally ground in oil. Oil palm (Bot.), a palm tree whose fruit furnishes oil, esp. El[ae]is Guineensis. See El[ae]is. Oil sardine (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian herring ( Clupea scombrina), valued for its oil. Oil shark (Zo["o]l.)
The liver shark.
The tope. Oil still, a still for hydrocarbons, esp. for petroleum. Oil test, a test for determining the temperature at which petroleum oils give off vapor which is liable to explode. Oil tree. (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Ricinus ( Ricinus communis), from the seeds of which castor oil is obtained.
An Indian tree, the mahwa. See Mahwa.
The oil palm.
To burn the midnight oil, to study or work late at night.
Volatle oils. See Essential oils, under Essential.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 12c., "olive oil," from Anglo-French and Old North French olie, from Old French oile, uile "oil" (12c., Modern French huile), from Latin oleum "oil, olive oil" (source of Spanish, Italian olio), from Greek elaion "olive tree," from elaia (see olive). Old English æle, Dutch olie, German Öl, etc. all are from Latin. It meant "olive oil" exclusively till c.1300, when meaning began to be extended to any fatty, greasy substance. Use for "petroleum" first recorded 1520s, but not common until 19c. The artist's oils (1660s), short for oil-color (1530s), are paints made by grinding pigment in oil.
mid-15c., from oil (n.). Related: Oiled; oiling. An Old English verb in this sense was besmyrian.
n. 1 liquid fat. 2 petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant. vb. (context transitive English) To lubricate with oil.
Oil is any of a number of nonpolar, hydrophobic, and viscous liquids.
Oil most often refers to:
Petroleum (crude oil), naturally occurring liquid found beneath the Earth's surface, or a derived product:
- Fuel oil, liquid fuel burned for heat or power
- Heating oil, liquid fuel used for building furnaces or boilers
Lubricant, a substance that reduces friction between surfaces
- Lubrication, the process of using a lubricant to reduce friction between surfaces
- Motor oil, any of various lubricants used in internal combustion engines
- Cooking oil, a fat used in cooking, baking, and other food preparation
- Big Oil, a name used to collectively describe major oil corporations
Oil was the second episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first aired on BBC2 on 16 November 1982.
Oil is a Christian thrash metal band from Long Beach, California, USA. The band was formed in 1997 by Ron Rinehart, the former vocalist with Dark Angel, who converted to Christianity at a Harvest Crusade after Dark Angel's dissolution in 1992. Other members include lead guitarist Blake Nelson (formerly with Deceiver, Desire and Captain Black) and drummer Jason Vander Pal. Oil has released two studio albums and one live album.
In 2004, Rinehart left the band to pursue other non-musical interests. The rest of the group is looking for a new vocalist.
An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally "water fearing") and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally "fat loving"). Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually flammable and slippery.
The general definition of oil includes classes of chemical compounds that may be otherwise unrelated in structure, properties, and uses. Oils may be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical in origin, and may be volatile or non-volatile. They are used for food, fuel, lubrication, and the manufacture of paints, plastics, and other materials. Specially prepared oils are used in some religious ceremonies as purifying agents.
OIL (formerly known as Offshore Incorporations Limited) is a privately owned global provider of company formation, focusing on serving the financial and professional intermediary sectors. In addition to setting-up companies, OIL also provides post-incorporation support and a selection of corporate services. It is majority owned by the private equity firm IK Investment Partners.
The company specialises in the 11 jurisdictions of Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands ( BVI), Cayman Islands, Delaware, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Samoa, Seychelles and Singapore. They also provide company incorporations in other leading jurisdictions through its group network and global alliances with leading law and accounting firms. It has been estimated that OIL is one of the largest offshore incorporators, making up about 10% of the entire industry. OIL is regarded as a wholesaler in the industry, selling large quantities of offshore structures to banks, law firms, corporations and accounting firms.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, OIL has offices in the BVI, Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, UK, Cyprus and Dubai and has around 220 employees.
OIL is a group company of Vistra Group, which has about 2,300 employees in 40 jurisdictions; its global headquarters are in Hong Kong. Vistra Group Companies include Vistra, a specialist service providing tailored trust, fiduciary, fund and corporate services, and OIL, service provider in international incorporations, company formation and post-incorporation support across global jurisdictions, as well as the company incorporation service providers NovaSage and TAKA.
'Oil ' is a 2009 documentary film directed by Massimiliano Mazzotta. It explores the Italian energy provider Saras S.p.A., operating in the area of oil refining and the production of electricity, located in the island of Sardinia, near Cagliari and the impact of oil development on the land and lives of the local population.
Usage examples of "oil".
Then it was on the radiates, echinoderms, acalephes, polypes, entozoons, sponges, and infusoria, that he had for such a long time burned the midnight oil?
As for drinking, I am something of a chemist and I have yet to find a liquor that is free from traces of a number of poisons, some of them deadly, such as fusel oil, acetic acid, ethylacetate, acetaldehyde and furfurol.
Fifty eggs well fried will yield about five ounces of this oil, which is acrid, and so enduringly liquid that watch-makers use it for lubricating the axles and pivots of their most delicate wheels.
Raw Onions contain an acrid volatile oil, sulphur, phosphorus, alkaline earthy salts, phosphoric and acetic acids, with phosphate and citrate of lime, starch, free uncrystallized sugar, and lignine.
The virtues of black Mustard depend on the acrid volatile oil contained in its seeds.
The acridity of its oil is modified in the seeds by combination with another fixed oil of a bland nature which can be readily separated by pressure, then the cake left after the expression of this fixed oil is far more pungent than the seeds.
His hair and beard shone with scented oil and he wore a chain of snowy agates around one wrist.
No food element has been more closely linked to arterial aging than these kinds of fats, found mostly in meats, full-fat dairy products, baked goods, fried fast foods, and palm and coconut oils.
Chemists have determined that the Agrimony possesses a particular volatile oil, and yields nearly five per cent.
I infer from this latter fact that the power of linseed oil to cause inflection cannot be attributed to the albumin which it is said to contain.
The bath attendant drifted hesitantly back as Alec finished dressing, offering him a tray of oils and combs.
Frik Van Alman would be more upset about not regaining the artifact than he would ever have been about losing the oil rig.
He sniffed the air, the scent a mixture of diesel oil and diesel exhaust from the emergency generator, ozone from the electrical equipment, cooking oil, lubricating oils, and amines from the atmospheric control equipment.
The electrical smell of the ship came into his nostrils, a brew of cooking oil, ozone, diesel fuel, cleaning solution, and amines, the perfume of it filling him with nostalgia.
The ammoniacal fluid was harsh, and smelled strong, but it dissolved oils and grease on her skin and in her hair, and it killed any lice or fleas she might have picked up.