English translation of 'huile'
1. (alimentaire) oil
huile d’arachide groundnut oil
huile de table salad oil
huile de foie de morue cod-liver oil
huile de ricin castor oil
faire tache d’huile (figurative) to spread
mer d’huile glassy sea
2. (cosmétique, pour parfumer) oil
huile essentielle essential oil
l’huile solaire suntan oil
3. (lubrifiante, de chauffage) oil
huile moteur engine oil
huile de vidange sump oil
4. (Art) (= œuvre) oil ⧫ oil painting
peinture à l’huile (= œuvre, activité) oil painting; (= substance) oil paint
5. (informal) (= notable) bigwig (informal)
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Example Sentences Including 'huile'
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Alain Madelin (DL) a ajouté un peu d'huile sur le feu, mardi 10 juillet.Le Monde (2001)
Il fait de la contrebande de tabac, d'allumettes, d'huile d'olive frelatée.Les moulins à nuages
Il fera très vite la même chose pour le riz, la farine, et plus tard l'huile de palme.Le Monde (1997)
La Muette en tirait même une huile fine, pour les soins de la peau, à l'aide d'un pressoir miniature.Les moulins à nuages
Nous travaillons à l'huile de coude et à la débrouillardise, sans même avoir la possibilité de voyager comme il le faudrait.Le Monde (2002)
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'huile' in Other Languages
British English: oil /ɔɪl/ NOUN
Oil is a smooth thick liquid used as a fuel and for lubricating machines. Oil is found underground.
The company buys and sells about 600,000 barrels of oil a day.
- American English: oil
- Arabic: نِفْطٌّ زيت
- Brazilian Portuguese: óleo
- Chinese: 油
- Croatian: nafta
- Czech: olej
- Danish: olie
- Dutch: olie
- European Spanish: aceite
- Finnish: öljy
- French: huile
- German: Öl
- Greek: λάδι
- Italian: petrolio
- Japanese: 油
- Korean: 기름
- Norwegian: olje
- Polish: olej
- European Portuguese: óleo
- Romanian: petrol
- Russian: масло
- Spanish: aceite
- Swedish: olja
- Thai: น้ำมัน
- Turkish: yağ
- Ukrainian: олія
- Vietnamese: dầu
British English: big fish NOUN
If you describe someone as a big fish, you believe that they are powerful or important in some way.
The four men arrested were described by the police as really big fish.
British English: high-up NOUN
A high-up is an important person who has a lot of authority and influence.
His boss recommended that he be disciplined, but higher-ups rejected the idea.
British English: oil painting NOUN
An oil painting is a picture which has been painted using oil paints.
Several magnificent oil paintings adorn the walls.
British English: oiled ADJECTIVE
Something that is oiled has had oil put into or onto it, for example to make it work smoothly or to protect it.
Oiled wood is water-resistant and won't flake.
Translation of huile from the Collins French to English
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