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oil

1. any of a number of viscous liquids with a smooth sticky feel. They are usually flammable, insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents, and are obtained from plants and animals, from mineral deposits, and by synthesis. They are used as lubricants, fuels, perfumes, foodstuffs, and raw materials for chemicals See also essential oil fixed oil
2. 
a. another name for petroleum
b. (as modifier): an oil engine
3. 
a. any of a number of substances usually derived from petroleum and used for lubrication
b. (as modifier): an oil pump
4. a petroleum product used as a fuel in domestic heating, industrial furnaces, marine engines, etc.
5. Brit
a. paraffin, esp when used as a domestic fuel
b. (as modifier): an oil lamp
6. the solvent, usually linseed oil, with which pigments are mixed to make artists' paints
7. 
a. oil colour or paint
b. (as modifier): an oil painting
8. an oil painting
9. strike oil to discover petroleum while drilling for it

Oil

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The use of oil as an anointing agent in ritual is both widespread and ancient. It is used in religious rites and in magical rituals. The ancient Egyptians used oils, as evidenced by the illustration found in Tutankhamen's tomb of the young king's mother anointing him. Hindu followers of Shiva anoint a sacred lingam. The Greeks placed containers of oil, known as lekythoi, in tombs for the dead to use. Similarly, the Romans poured oil over the ashes of the dead.

In Eastern and Latin churches, a mixture of olive oil and balsam is referred to as "chrism," from the Greek chrio, to anoint. In the Latin church it is consecrated by the bishop on Maundy Thursday in a solemn ceremony in which he is assisted by twelve priests, seven deacons, and seven sub-deacons. The chrism is used for the consecration of bishops, altars, and chalices, and in the ordination of priests.

In some traditions of Wicca, including Gardnerian, the Witch Queen is anointed from head to toe with consecrated oil as part of the coronation ritual. The kings of France were especially proud of the fact that they were anointed with oil "of divine origin," incorporating the famous oil of Clovis. The English monarch, at the coronation, is anointed on head, breast, and hands.

In modern day Witchcraft, many traditions consecrate the worshipers with oil as they enter the circle. Most traditions use oil to consecrate the neophyte at initiation. Oil is also used in Voodoo, Santeria, Catholicism, and Judaism. Oil, corn, and wine are also the Masonic elements of consecration.

O I M L E C see IMBOLC

What does it mean when you dream about oil?

Oil in a dream may symbolize religious matters, for example, the holy oil used in extreme unction (oil of the sick) or the holy oil used in baptisms, ordinations, and consecrations (oil of catechumens). Oil can also signify an excessively smooth-spoken (“oily-tongued”) or unctuous person. Crude oil may represent great wealth from under the ground or riches from one’s own inner resources.

oil

[ȯil]
(geology)
(materials)
Any of various viscous, combustible, water-immiscible liquids that are soluble in certain organic solvents, as ether and naphtha; may be of animal, vegetable, mineral, or synthetic origin; examples are fixed oils, volatile or essential oils, and mineral oils.

oil

A lightly viscous neutral liquid belonging to one of three classes: (a) animal oil, (b) mineral oil, or (c) vegetable oil.

OIL

(1)
["The Architecture of the FAIM-1 Symbolic Multiprocessing System", A. Davis et al, 9th Intl Joint Conf in Artif Intell, 1985, pp.32-38].

OIL

(2)
Operator Identification Language. Used for overloading resolution by the Eli compiler-writing system.

Oil

(dreams)
The content of the dream will tell you if its message is about wealth, religion, spirituality, or sex. Traditionally, oil is used as a part of many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it also may have sexual connotations. What does it mean for you?
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