a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
variant of 2 .
(in prescriptions) oil.
(in prescriptions) the left eye.
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenols: ethanol, quinol
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole1
word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum “oil” (see oil (n.)).
An alcohol or a phenol: glycerol.
Variant of -ole.
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
1. (in prescriptions) the left eye. 1. Old Latin. Old Latin
1. a formative of no precise significance found in a variety of commercial coinages (Crayola; granola; Victrola) and jocular variations of words (crapola). 2. a suffix extracted from , used in coinages that have the general sense “bribery, especially covert payments to an entertainment figure in return for promoting a product, making an appearance, etc.” […]
[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf/ noun 1. (Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000. noun 1. Saint (Olaf Haraldssön) a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway. [oo-lahf, English oh-luh f, oh-luh v] /ˈu lɑf, English ˈoʊ ləf, ˈoʊ ləv/ noun 1. 1903–91, king of […]
- Olaf I
[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf/ noun 1. (Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000. /ˈəʊləf/ noun 1. known as Olaf Tryggvesson. ?965–?1000 ad, king of Norway (995–?1000). He began the conversion of Norway to Christianity