• synonyms

oil field

  1. an area in which there are large deposits of oil.
Show More

Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for oil field

Historical Examples

  • The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White

oil field in Science

oil field

  1. An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.