Definition of "oiled" []

  • Treated or covered with oil: "Seventy percent of eagle nests in the oiled area failed to produce live chicks” ( Timothy Egan). (adjective)
  • Slang Intoxicated; drunk. (adjective)
  • Lubricated, smeared, polished, etc with oil or an oily substance (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "oiled" in a sentence
  • "Solomons and New Guinea who carried their god about them, wrapped in oiled paper."
  • "The naked blade sat on the ground instead of in oiled leathers."
  • "And inside, wrapped in oiled silk, yellowed with age and worn and thumbed, was the original scrap of newspaper containing the quotation from Thoreau."