or OL., O.L.
- Old Latin.
- (in prescriptions) oil.
Origin of Ol.
- (in prescriptions) the left eye.
Origin of O.L.
- a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
Origin of -ol1
- variant of -ole2.
Examples from the Web for ol
Historical Examples of ol
An' I hopes, ol girl,' says he, 'that you'll be able t' boil the water 'ithout burnin' it.'Quaint Courtships
They peered over, and from out of the blackness they were hailed by a faint "Ol!"Love-at-Arms
Eusebius says that Bacchylides "flourished" (ἤκμαζεν) in Ol.
Osc Brewster and Ol Perry, who had been foremost in the trick had a fight as to which had been to blame.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)
I want to stay here on de ol plantation, along 'o my ol woman.The White Shield
- denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenolsethanol; quinol
Word Origin for -ol
- (not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
- A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.