Random Word and Random Image Generator

This site generates a random word, shows the definition, and displays a creative commons image result for that word. If you find an interesting/funny/ridiculous word-image combination, click on "Link to current word" and copy the url to share.


random image word refinery


3 definitions found
 for refinery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Refinery \Re*fin"er*y\ (-?), n.; pl. Refineries (-?z). [Cf. F.
     1. The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp.
        metals and sugar.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a
        blast on the molten metal.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "refinery":
     armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant,
     atomic energy plant, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery,
     brewery, brickyard, cannery, clarifier, colander, cradle, creamery,
     cribble, dairy, defense plant, distillery, dockyard, factory,
     factory belt, factory district, feeder plant, filter, flour mill,
     industrial park, industrial zone, lixiviator, main plant,
     manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, mill,
     mint, munitions plant, oil refinery, packing house, percolator,
     plant, pottery, power plant, production line, purifier,
     push-button plant, refiner, riddle, rocker, sawmill, screen,
     shipyard, sieve, sifter, strainer, subassembly plant,
     sugar refinery, tannery, winery, winnow, winnowing basket,
     winnowing fan, winnowing machine, yard, yards