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oil paint

n.
A paint in which the vehicle is a drying oil. Also called oil color.

oil paint

or

oil colour

n
(Art Terms) paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting

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n.
2. a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.
[1780–90]

oil paint

A paint made by mixing color pigments with oil (usually linseed oil) to produce a malleable, slow-drying substance. The technique evolved gradually during the latter Middle Ages. The van Eyck brothers did much to perfect the medium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil paint - paint in which a drying oil is the vehicleoil paint - paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
oil color, oil colour, oil - oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
paint, pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
Translations
دهان زَيْت
oliefarve
olíumálning
olejová farba

oil paint

ncolore m a olio

oil

(oil) noun
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals. olive oil; whale oil; vegetable oil; cooking oil; He put some oil on the hinges of the door; The car's engine is in need of oil.
verb
to put oil on or into. The machine will work better if it's oiled.
oils noun plural
oil paint. He paints in oils.
ˈoily adjective
1. of, like or covered with oil. an oily liquid; an oily rag.
2. trying to be too friendly or polite. The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
ˈoilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found. There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint
paint made with oil. Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints.
oil palm
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
ˈoil-rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells. The ship sailed past an enormous oil-rig.
ˈoil-tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil. An oil-tanker has run aground near here.
ˈoil-well noun
a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
strike oil
to find oil under the ground. 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.
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