Dictionary: OIL – OLD-EN

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OIL, v.t.

To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil. Wotton. Swift.

OIL'-BAG, n.

A bag, cyst or gland in animals containing oil.


Cloth oiled or painted for covering floors.


A color made by grinding a coloring substance in oil. Boyle.

OIL'ED, pp.

Smeared or anointed with oil. Huloet.

OIL'ER, n.

One who deals in oils and pickles.

OIL'-GAS, n.

Inflammable gas procured from oil, and used for lighting streets and apartments in buildings.


The quality of being oily; unctuousness; greasiness; a quality approaching that of oil. Bacon. Arbuthnot.

OIL'ING, ppr.

Smearing or anointing with oil.


One who deals in oils and pickles. Johnson.

OIL'-NUT, n.

The butternut of North America. Carver.

OIL'-NUT, or OIL'-TREE, n.

A plant, a species of Ricinus, the Palma Christi, from which is procured caster-oil. Fam. of Plants. Encyc.


A shop where oils and pickles are sold.

OIL'Y, a.

  1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the qualities of oil; as, oily matter or substance. Bacon.
  2. Resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
  3. Fatty; greasy. Shak.


A plant. Miller.


A tree. Miller.

OINT, v.t. [Fr. oindre, oint; Sp. and Port. untar. The French oindre is formed from the L. ungo, like joindre from jungo.]

To anoint; to smear with an unctuous substance. They oint their naked limbs with mother'd oil. Dryden.

OINT'ED, pp.

Anointed; smeared with an oily or greasy matter.

OINT'ING, ppr.



Unguent; any soft, unctuous substance or compound, used for smearing, particularly the body or a diseased part.


Pyramidical ore of titanium. Ure.

OKE, n.

An Egyptian and Turkish weight, equal to about two pounds and three quarters, English avoirdupois weight. Eton.

O'KER, n. [See OCHER.]

OLD, a. [Sax. eald; G. alt; D. οud; Dan. ælde, old age.]

  1. Advanced far in years or life; having lived beyond the middle period, or rather toward the end of life, or toward the end of the ordinary term of living; applied to animals, or plants; as, an old man; an old age; an old camel or horse; an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived. Abraham was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Gen. xii.
  2. Having been long made or used; decayed by time; as, an old garment; an old house.
  3. Being of long continuance; begun long ago; as, an old a acquaintance.
  4. Having been long made; not new or fresh; as, old wine.
  5. Being of a former year's growth; not of the last crop; as, old wheat; old hay.
  6. Ancient; that existed in former ages; as, the old inhabitants of Britain; the old Romans.
  7. Of any duration whatever; as, a year old; seven years old. How old art thou?
  8. Subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.
  9. Long practiced. He is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.
  10. That has been long cultivated; as, old land; an old farm; opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated. America.
  11. More than enough; great. If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning of the key. Shak.
  12. In vulgar language, crafty; cunning. Of old, long ago; from ancient times; as, in days of old. Dryden. We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.

OLD-EN, a.

Old; ancient. Shak.