- of or relating to petroleum or the petroleum industry.
- Canadian. the federally owned petroleum industry.
Origin of petro
- a combining form meaning “rock,” “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: petrology.
Origin of petro-1
- a combining form meaning “petroleum,” “the extraction and export of petroleum,” used in the formation of compound words: petrochemistry; petropower.
Origin of petro-2
Examples from the Web for petro
They predict the government of President Petro Poroshenko may not last another three months.Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup
November 28, 2014
MOSCOW, Russia — On Friday Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accepted President Vladimir Putin's peace plan for Ukraine.
Petro Poroshenko proposes a utopian solution to the problem.
According to opinion polls, the most popular leader in Ukraine and very possibly its next president is Petro Poroshenko.
“My favorite job is Petro Poroshenko,” he laughed when we met.
But what is distance to Petro, whose strong wings carry him lightly?
So bad luck had come not only to Eve and Petro, but to the story of their lives.
"Now, Zoe and Petro, it is your time to help," she said laughing.
"You will have your cousin Petro to play with," said her uncle.
"Mother brought the washing and we have been here since morning," said Petro.
before a vowel petr-
- indicating stone or rockpetrology
- indicating petroleum, its products, etcpetrochemical
- of or relating to a petroleum-producing countrypetrostate
Word Origin and History for petro
before vowels petr-, word-forming element used from 19c., from comb. form of Greek petros "stone," petra "rock" (see petrous).
word-forming element used from mid-20c. to mean "of or having to do with petroleum products," from petroleum.
- Rock; stone; stone-like hardness:petrous.