What is oil?

  • (noun): Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants.
    Synonyms: vegetable oil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on oil:

Economy Of Barbados - Secondary Industries - Manufacturing
... The other significant industrial employer is the petroleum sector, where oil deposits are located in the southern parishes but oil has not been produced in ...
John Singer Sargent - Important Works
... National 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, Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art The Misses Vickers ... The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, oil on canvas, 1896 ... and Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969) William Merritt Chase, oil on canvas, 1902 ...
... OPEC /ˈoʊpɛk/ OH-pek) is 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 ... 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 ...
Standard Oil
... Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company ... 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 ... Standard Oil had significant success, and out competed many of its rivals with lower costs and efficient production and logistics ...
Nuiqsut, Alaska - Natural Resources
... Nuiqsut is located in the midst of a vast quantity of oil ... Many major oil companies have oil facilities in the region (ConocoPhillips, BP, etc.) ... 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 exchange for use of the land ...

More definitions of "oil":

  • (noun): A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.
  • (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:

    No skilled hands
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    a word is spoken
    no feasting
    before a tale is told, before
    the stranger tells his name.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    I became increasingly anarchistic. I began to find people of my own class vicious, people in clean collars uninteresting. I even accepted smells, personal as well as official. Everyone who came to the studio smelled either of machine oil or herring.
    Margaret Anderson (1886–1973)

    Mr. Chadband is a large yellow man, with a fat smile, and a general appearance of having a good deal of train oil in his system.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)