Synonyms for oil

Synonyms for (noun) oil

Synonyms: oil, oil color, oil colour

Definition: oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist

Similar words: oil paint

Definition: paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle


Synonyms: oil, vegetable oil

Definition: any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants

Similar words: edible fat

Definition: oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue


Synonyms: oil

Definition: a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

Similar words: lipid, lipide, lipoid

Definition: an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)


Synonyms: petroleum, oil, rock oil, fossil oil, crude, crude oil

Definition: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

Similar words: fossil fuel

Definition: fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content


Similar words: oil

Definition: a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

Synonyms for (verb) oil

Synonyms: oil, inunct, anele, anoint, embrocate

Definition: administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Similar words: bless

Definition: give a benediction to

Usage: The dying man blessed his son


Synonyms: oil

Definition: cover with oil, as if by rubbing

Usage: oil the wooden surface

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers