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Oily meaning

oily - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance.
  2. 2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
  3. 3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating.
  4. 4. Like oil; unctuous; smooth.

oily - examples of usage

  1. All the utensils must be free from greasy or oily matter which would coat the arsenic and hinder its solution. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. " It's so nice and oily. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. He had grown to think that all these oily sweeps of brown water, touched here and there by dark, olive- green reflections, were useful only as showing where the fly dropped; there was no fish watching the slow jerking of the " Bishop" across the current; the one salmon that haunted the Rock Pool had put in an appearance and gone away long ago. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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