follow Dictionary.com

Simon Cowell made what word trend?

petrol

[pe-truh l] /ˈpɛ trəl/
noun
1.
British, gasoline.
2.
Archaic. petroleum.
verb (used with object), petrolled, petrolling.
3.
British. to clean with gasoline.
Origin of petrol
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French petrole < Medieval Latin petroleum petroleum

petrol.

1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for petrol
British Dictionary definitions for petrol

petrol

/ˈpɛtrəl/
noun
1.
any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and a fuel for internal-combustion engines. Usually petrol also contains additives such as antiknock compounds and corrosion inhibitors US and Canadian name gasoline
Word Origin
C16: via French from Medieval Latin petroleum

petrol.

abbreviation
1.
petrology
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for petrol
n.

"gasoline," 1895, from French pétrol (1892); earlier used (1580s) in reference to the unrefined substance, from Middle French petrole "petroleum," from Old French (13c.), from Medieval Latin petroleum (see petroleum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for petrol

petrol.

petrology
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for petrol

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for petrol

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with petrol