1. Any of numerous mineral, vegetable, and synthetic substances and animal and vegetable fats that are generally slippery, combustible, viscous, liquid or liquefiable at room temperatures, soluble in various organic solvents such as ether but not in water, and used in a great variety of products, especially lubricants and fuels.
3. A petroleum derivative, such as a machine oil or lubricant.
4. A substance with an oily consistency.
5. Oil paint.
6. A painting done in oil paint.
7. Insincere flattery.
8. To lubricate, supply, cover, or polish with oil.
9. To bribe:
an attorney who tried to oil the judge's hand in order to obtain a directed verdict favorable to his client.
10. To give a tip to:
oiled the headwaiter's palm.
11. Middle English
12. from Old French oile
源自 古法语 oile
13. from Latin oleum [olive oil]
源自 拉丁语 oleum [橄榄油]
14. from Greek elaion, .elaiwon
源自 希腊语 elaion, ·elaiwon
15. from elaia, elaiw3 [olive]
源自 elaia, elaiw3 [橄榄]