oil translate English to French: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "oil" - English-French dictionary


noun /oil/
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals
olive oil vegetable oil cooking oil He put some oil on the hinges of the door The car’s engine is in need of oil.
oils noun plural oil paint
He paints in oils.
oily adjective of, like or covered with oil
huileux, gras
an oily liquid an oily rag.
trying to be too friendly or polite
The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
oilfield noun a place where mineral oil is found
gisement pétrolifère
There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint paint made with oil
peinture à huile
Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting a picture painted with oil paints.
peinture à l’huile
oil palm a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
palmier à huile
oil rig noun a structure used to drill oil-wells The ship sailed past an enormous oil rig. oil tanker noun a ship used for carrying oil
An oil tanker has run aground near here.
oil well noun a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
puits de pétrole
strike oil to find oil under the ground
trouver du pétrole
After drilling for several months, they finally struck oil We’ve struck oil (= found what we have been looking for) in our search for a suitable house.
Translations of “oil”
in Arabic زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in Korean 식용유, 기름…
in Malaysian minyak…
in Turkish petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
in Italian olio, petrolio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤膚/護發, 防護油, 潤膚油…
in Russian нефть, масло…
in Polish ropa (naftowa), olej…
in Vietnamese dầu…
in Spanish aceite, petróleo…
in Portuguese óleo, petróleo…
in Thai น้ำมัน…
in German das Öl…
in Catalan oli, petroli…
in Japanese 油, 石油…
in Indonesian minyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润肤/护发, 防护油, 润肤油…
(Definition of oil from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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