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But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability.
Jim Clyburn

Meaning of "oil" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OIL

From Old French oile, from Latin oleum (olive) oil, from olea olive tree, from Greek elaiaolive.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL

oil  [ɔɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oil is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb oil in English.

WHAT DOES OIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil

Oil

An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic and lipophilic. 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.

Definition of oil in the English dictionary

The first definition of oil in the dictionary is Also called: lubricating oil. any of a number of substances usually derived from petroleum and used for lubrication. Other definition of oil is Also called: fuel oil. a petroleum product used as a fuel in domestic heating, industrial furnaces, marine engines, etc. Oil is also paraffin, esp when used as a domestic fuel.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OIL

PRESENT

Present
I oil
you oil
he/she/it oils
we oil
you oil
they oil
Present continuous
I am oiling
you are oiling
he/she/it is oiling
we are oiling
you are oiling
they are oiling
Present perfect
I have oiled
you have oiled
he/she/it has oiled
we have oiled
you have oiled
they have oiled
Present perfect continuous
I have been oiling
you have been oiling
he/she/it has been oiling
we have been oiling
you have been oiling
they have been oiling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I oiled
you oiled
he/she/it oiled
we oiled
you oiled
they oiled
Past continuous
I was oiling
you were oiling
he/she/it was oiling
we were oiling
you were oiling
they were oiling
Past perfect
I had oiled
you had oiled
he/she/it had oiled
we had oiled
you had oiled
they had oiled
Past perfect continuous
I had been oiling
you had been oiling
he/she/it had been oiling
we had been oiling
you had been oiling
they had been oiling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will oil
you will oil
he/she/it will oil
we will oil
you will oil
they will oil
Future continuous
I will be oiling
you will be oiling
he/she/it will be oiling
we will be oiling
you will be oiling
they will be oiling
Future perfect
I will have oiled
you will have oiled
he/she/it will have oiled
we will have oiled
you will have oiled
they will have oiled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been oiling
you will have been oiling
he/she/it will have been oiling
we will have been oiling
you will have been oiling
they will have been oiling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would oil
you would oil
he/she/it would oil
we would oil
you would oil
they would oil
Conditional continuous
I would be oiling
you would be oiling
he/she/it would be oiling
we would be oiling
you would be oiling
they would be oiling
Conditional perfect
I would have oil
you would have oil
he/she/it would have oil
we would have oil
you would have oil
they would have oil
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been oiling
you would have been oiling
he/she/it would have been oiling
we would have been oiling
you would have been oiling
they would have been oiling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you oil
we let´s oil
you oil
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to oil
Past participle
oiled
Present Participle
oiling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL

oik
oil beetle
oil cake
oil change
oil colour
oil cooler
oil deposits
oil drill
oil drum
oil embargo
oil filter
oil find
oil gauge
oil hardening
oil industry
oil installation
oil lamp
oil level
oil men
oil minister

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL

April
brasil
brazil
civil
council
detail
devil
e-mail
evil
fail
il
mail
mil
nail
on the nail
retail
tail
Tamil
teil
thumbnail

Synonyms and antonyms of oil in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oil» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oil

Translation of «oil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL

Find out the translation of oil to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aceite
570 millions of speakers

English

oil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نِفْطٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

масло
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

huile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Öl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기름
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lenga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıvı yağ
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

petrolio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

олія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

petrol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

olje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL»

The term «oil» is very widely used and occupies the 1.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oil» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oil» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «OIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oil.
1
Abu Bakar Bashir
Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit.
2
Eike Batista
Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people - statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books.
3
Jeff Bingaman
I've voted in some cases to remove and reduce tax breaks for the oil industry in other cases I've voted not to because I felt that the proposals covered too much.
4
Sherwood Boehlert
About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks.
5
Sherwood Boehlert
Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation.
6
Sherrod Brown
We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
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Jim Clyburn
But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability.
8
Tom Colicchio
I have kind of a weird technique with zucchini. I cut it into small cubes; sweat it in olive oil, adding just a little oil at time so it crisps. Then I cover it with boiling water, not stock, which really brings out the flavor of the zucchini, add lemon, thyme, and serve it with burrata and a fried zucchini flower.
9
Jim Costa
But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation, developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting our reliance on foreign oil.
10
Trick Daddy
If I was in office, I'd get together all the chiefs and all the heads and chiefs of staffs of all the countries and explain to them like, 'This is how it's going to be. We need y'all oil and water. Y'all need our money and technology. Now, what y'all gon' do?'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL»

Discover the use of oil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Coconut Oil Miracle
This revised edition of the original, groundbreaking guide also includes a nutrition plan with 50 delicious recipes that will allow anyone to experience the healing miracles of coconut oil.
Bruce Fife, 2004
2
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to ...
Daniel Yergin, 2011
3
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
The author, a regular contributor to New York Times Magazine and Harper's speculates on the role of oil in dominating the world's economy for the last century and the coming scenario that will result when the well runs dry.
Paul Roberts, 2005
4
The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development ...
"The Oil Curse" is essential reading for scholars and those engaged in public debates. An important contribution."--Robert Bates, Harvard University "This is the single most important book on the resource curse to date.
Michael Ross, 2012
5
Before and After an Oil Spill: The Arthur Kill
Thus, we have before -and-after data about the habitat--the only oil spill anywhere for which this is true.
Joanna Burger, 1994
6
The Global Oil & Gas Industry: Management, Strategy & Finance
The Global Oil & Gas Industry is a single source for anyone interested in how the business of the worldís largest industry actually works: business executives, students, government officials and regulators, professionals working in the ...
Andrew C. Inkpen, Michael H. Moffett, 2011
7
Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting
An excellent training manual and professional reference, this new edition is packed with examples, diagrams, and appendices.
Charlotte J. Wright, Rebecca A. Gallun, 2008
8
Oil Painting Techniques and Materials
Speed also provides expert analysis of works by Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, and others. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.
Harold Speed, 1987
9
Oil Spill Science and Technology
The National Academy of Sciences estimate that 1.7 to 8.8 million tons of oil are released into world's water every year, of which more than 70% is directly related to human activities.
Mervin Fingas, 2010
10
A Manual of Oil Painting
This republication of the third edition (1889) of John Collier's classic text offers a fascinating and informative glimpse into the academic oil painting tradition of the late nineteenth century.
John Collier, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oil futures suffer a more than 5% weekly drop
U.S. oil prices were in bear market territory Friday, settling with a weekly loss ... WTI oil briefly dropped below the $48 level after data from Baker ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
2
It's a bad-news bear market for crude oil
Oil is getting mauled. A fresh plunge in prices for West Texas Intermediate has given way to a bona fide bear market this week, and some ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
3
Crude oil price drops 'like a stone,' so why are gas prices so high?
Crude oil prices are low but the oil company savings aren't being passed on to customers. Burlington's Roger McKnight, Chief Petroleum ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
Oil Prices Fall as US Drilling Increases
NEW YORK—Oil prices fell to a new multi-month low Friday as drilling data confirmed the resilience of robust U.S. production. U.S. prices slid ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
5
US Oil-Rig Count Increases to 659 in Latest Week
The U.S. oil-rig count rose by 21 to 659 in the latest week, reversing last ... The number of U.S. oil-drilling rigs, which is a proxy for activity in the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
6
After Blast, 2.7 Million Barrels of Pemex Oil Go Missing
Since a deadly blast on April 1 tore through one of its offshore platforms, the state oil giant has baffled industry analysts with its assessment of ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
7
Olive oil prices surge due to drought and disease in Spain and Italy
Salads have rarely been so expensively dressed after a combination of drought and disease pushed the price of olive oil up 10% so far this ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Encana cuts jobs as oil drop boosts loss
Encana Corp. cut more jobs and booked a major writedown on the value of its oil and natural gas reserves, as the sharp drop in commodity ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
9
Oil Prices Spell Bad News For Texas Budget Forecast
This week, oil prices dropped below $50 for the first time since February, a development that could upend the state's predictions of oil revenue ... «StateImpact Texas, Jul 15»
10
OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 25
Hughes: BP America Production Co.; Sherry No. 3-13H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 13-04N-11E; 7,119,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»

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