from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Gasoline.
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- n. Petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Petroleum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as petroleum.
- n. The lighter hydrocarbons from petroleum which are used as fuel in the motor- engines of vehicles and dirigible balloons; gasolene.
- To fill or supply with petrol: as, to petrol a motor-car.
- An abbreviation of petrology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
Banning lead in petrol is responsible for declining crime rates in Britain, the United States and other countries, startling new research suggests.
And you have refining and delivery of that crude oil as what we call petrol or gasoline.
Some oil analysts have speculated that if this sort of what they call petrol terrorism becomes common, oil could hit $100 a barrel.
It's an example of how those here are keen to preserve a heritage that has also given the world the word "petrol", matchbox toys, and dry-cleaning.
The lighting question presents also some difficulties as some of the rooms are only lighted by petrol lamps and the petrol is very scarce.
For those who remember the years after the war and the black market in petrol coupons, I'm sure we would manage to have a similar black market in alcohol!
In September last year, the first symbolic extraction of petrol from the pre-salt layer in the Jubarte field, off the Espirito Santo State coast, took place.
Katara was hit on the head with a hammer before being doused in petrol and set alight.
To cheer you up, petrol is over $11 a gallon here.
That's several hundred million dollars for a town of a few thousand for a state rolling in petrol-dollars.