[syn: cream, ointment, emollient]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ointment \Oint"ment\, n. [OE. oinement, OF. oignement, fr. F.
oindre to anoint, L. ungere, unguere; akin to Skr. a[~n]j,
and to G. anke (in Switzerland) butter. The first t in the E.
word is due to the influence of anoint. Cf. Anoint,
That which serves to anoint; any soft unctuous substance used
for smearing or anointing; an unguent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine)
applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an
irritation [syn: ointment, unction, unguent, balm,
2: toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form
of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing
effect when applied to the skin [syn: cream, ointment,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "ointment":
balm, balsam, blunt, boodle, brass, bread, brilliantine, bucks,
cabbage, cerate, chips, chrism, chrismal, chrismation, chrismatory,
chrisom, cold cream, collyrium, cream, demulcent, dinero, dough,
dressing, embrocation, emollient, extreme unction, eye-lotion,
eyewash, eyewater, face cream, gelt, gilt, grease, green,
green stuff, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, jack, kale, lanolin,
last rites, lenitive, liniment, lotion, mazuma, moolah, mopus,
nard, oil, oil of palms, oof, ooftish, petrolatum, pomade, pomatum,
rhino, rocks, sacramental anointment, sacred unction, salve,
shekels, simoleons, soothing syrup, spikenard, spondulics, sugar,
the needful, tin, unction, unguent, unguentum, viaticum, vulnerary,
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Various fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical
purposes, are so called (Ex. 30:25; Ps. 133:2; Isa. 1:6; Amos
6:6; John 12:3; Rev. 18:13).