What is oil?

  • (verb): Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing.
    Synonyms: anoint, inunct, anele, embrocate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on oil:

John Singer Sargent - Important Works
... Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The Sulphur Match, oil on canvas, 1882 Madame × (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1884, oil on canvas, 234.95 × 109.86 cm ... Metropolitan Museum of Art The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, oil on canvas, 1896 ... Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969) William Merritt Chase, oil on canvas, 1902 ...
Nuiqsut, Alaska - Natural Resources
... located in the midst of a vast quantity of oil ... Many major oil companies have oil facilities in the region (ConocoPhillips, BP, etc.) ... relationship with the community of Nuiqsut is such that the oil company using the land, considered to be the property of the native Nuiqsut residents (Inupiat Eskimos), pay dividends to residents in ...
Standard Oil
... Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world and operated as a major company trust and was one of the world's first and largest multinational ... Standard Oil had significant success, and out competed many of its rivals with lower costs and efficient production and logistics ...
OPEC
... an intergovernmental organization of twelve oil-producing countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela ... in Vienna since 1965, and hosts regular meetings among the oil ministers of its Member Countries ... Indonesia withdrew in 2008 after it became a net importer of oil, but stated it would likely return if it became a net exporter again ...
Economy Of Barbados - Secondary Industries - Manufacturing
... industrial employer is the petroleum sector, where oil deposits are located in the southern parishes but oil has not been produced in commercial quantities ...

More definitions of "oil":

  • (noun): A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.
  • (noun): Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants.
    Synonyms: vegetable oil
  • (verb): Cover with oil, as if by rubbing.
    Example: "Oil the wooden surface"
  • (noun): Oil paint used by an artist.
    Synonyms: oil color

Famous quotes containing the word oil:

    Oh Gull of my childhood,
    cry over my window over and over, take me back,
    oh harbors of oil and cunners, teach me to laugh
    and cry again that way that was the good bargain
    of youth....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Friendship and money: oil and water.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)

    To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist—the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one’s vinegar.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)