oil oil  /ˈɔ ɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  2. (n) oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
  3. (n) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
  4. (n) any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
  5. (v) cover with oil, as if by rubbing
  6. (v) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Usage(s):

  1. Of all industrial accidents, few are messier than oil spills.
  2. French oil companies have operated there for most of the past 75 years.
  3. Much has been written about the benefits of fish oil for the heart.

News

  1. Oil rises to $96, reverses 2 days of losses

    Oil rises to $96, reverses 2 days of losses Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:11 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 OPEC's higher production, rising crude output in the U.S. and sluggish demand have helped keep oil prices below $100 a barrel since May of last year. In the U.S ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Oil price down slightly on lower demand forecast

    Oil price down slightly on lower demand forecast Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:35 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The price of oil was down slightly but remained above $95 a barrel Wednesday as experts said global demand for crude would be slightly lower than previously ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  3. Oil price highest since January on Syria concerns

    Oil rose to the highest level since January amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war. Benchmark oil for July delivery rose $1.16 to close at $97.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  • During his Oval Office speech on the spill June 15, President Barack Obama said, "In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90 percent of the oil leaking out of the well."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AOL News

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