Oil in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is oil a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word oil is a Scrabble US word. The word oil is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

O1I1L1

Is oil a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word oil is a Scrabble UK word and has 3 points:

O1I1L1

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Yes. The word oil is a Words With Friends word. The word oil is worth 4 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 5 words from 'oil' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'oil'

OIL 3 

2 letters words from 'oil'

IO 2LI 2
LO 2OI 2

All 3 letters words made out of oil

oil iol oli loi ilo lio

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word oil. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in oil.

Definitions and meaning of oil

oil

Alternative forms

  • oyl (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: oil, IPA(key): /ɔɪl/, [ɔɪɫ]
  • Homophone: Oi'll
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪl

Etymology 1

From Middle English oyle, oile (olive oil), borrowed from Anglo-Norman olie, from Latin oleum (oil, olive oil), from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (élaion, olive oil), from ἐλαία (elaía, olive). More at olive. Supplanted Middle English ele (oil), from Old English ēle (oil), also from Latin.

Noun

oil (countable and uncountable, plural oils)

  1. Liquid fat.
  2. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
  3. (countable) An oil painting.
  4. (painting) Oil paint.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English oilen, oylen, from the noun (see above).

Verb

oil (third-person singular simple present oils, present participle oiling, simple past and past participle oiled)

  1. (transitive) To lubricate with oil.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23:
      Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints.
  2. (transitive) To grease with oil for cooking.
Derived terms
  • unoil
Translations

Anagrams

  • ILO, LOI, Loi, Oli

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish ail, oil (disgrace, reproach; act of reproaching; blemish, defect).

Noun

oil f (genitive singular oile)

  1. (literary) disgrace, reproach; act of reproaching
  2. (literary) blemish, defect
Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Irish ailid, oilid (nourishes, rears, fosters) (compare altram (fosterage), from a verbal noun of ailid).

Verb

oil (present analytic oileann, future analytic oilfidh, verbal noun oiliúint, past participle oilte)

  1. (transitive) nourish, rear, foster
    Proverb:
  2. (transitive) train, educate
Conjugation

Etymology 3

Noun

oil f (genitive singular oileach, nominative plural oileacha)

  1. Alternative form of ail (stone, rock)
Declension

Etymology 4

Verb

oil (present analytic oileann, future analytic oilfidh, verbal noun oiliúint, past participle oilte)

  1. (intransitive) Alternative form of oir (suit, fit, become)
Conjugation

Mutation

Further reading

  • "oil" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “2 ail (‘disgrace, reproach’)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 ailid (‘nourish, foster’”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Middle English

Noun

oil

  1. Alternative form of oyle

Old French

Etymology 1

From o +‎ il, possibly from:

  • Latin hoc ille (this is what he [said]), akin to o je, o tu, o nos, o vos, all ‘this’ constructed with other personal pronouns;
  • hoc illud (this is it);
  • an emphatically pleonastic combination of hoc (this) and illud (that).

In any case, an elliptical phrase of response, by semantic erosion/grammaticalization possibly calqued on Gaulish: compare Portuguese isso (yes, yeah, literally this), Celtic languages such as Old Irish (yes), Welsh do (indeed), from *tod (this, that).

Compare with Old French o, ou, oc, ec, euc, uoc, Old Occitan oc (Occitan òc), all from the simple Latin hoc.

Alternative forms

  • oïl (almost always used by scholars to disambiguate with other meanings)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔˈil/

Adverb

oil

  1. yes

Interjection

oil

  1. yes
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      "Oïl, mout m'an sovient il bien.
      Seneschaus, savez vos an rien?
      Yes, I remember it well
      Seneschal, do you know anything about it?

Descendants

  • French: oui
    • English: oui
    • Maori: Wīwī (France)
  • Norman: oui (Guernsey)

References

Etymology 2

See ueil.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔʎ/

Noun

oil m (oblique plural ouz or oilz, nominative singular ouz or oilz, nominative plural oil)

  1. Alternative form of ueil

Simeulue

Noun

oil

  1. water
  2. sap

References

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to lubricate with a greasy substance.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)