Pronunciation Noun


  1. Liquid fat.
  2. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
  3. (countable) An oil painting.
  4. (painting) Oil paint.
I prefer to paint in oil
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oil (oils, present participle oiling; past and past participle oiled)

  1. (transitive) To lubricate with oil.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23:
      Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints.
  2. (transitive) To grease with oil for cooking.
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