Definitions for liquidˈlɪk wɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

liq•uidˈlɪk wɪd(adj.)

  1. composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid.

    Category: Physics

  2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of liquids:

    a liquid diet.

  3. flowing like water.

  4. clear:

    liquid eyes.

  5. (of sounds) smooth; flowing freely.

  6. in cash or readily convertible into cash without significant loss of principal:

    liquid assets.

    Category: Business

  7. of or designating a frictionless speech sound pronounced with only a partial obstruction of the breath stream and capable of being prolonged like a vowel.

    Category: Phonetics

  8. graceful; smooth; free; not constricted.

  9. (n.)a liquid substance.

    Category: Physics

  10. a liquid speech sound, esp. (l) or (r).

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of liquid:

1350–1400; ME < L liquidus=liqu(ēre) to be liquid +-idus -id4

liq′uid•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liquid(noun)

    a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

  2. liquid, liquidness, liquidity, liquid state(noun)

    the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

  3. liquid(noun)

    fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

  4. liquid(adj)

    a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')

  5. liquid(adj)

    existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow

    "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"

  6. liquid, swimming(adj)

    filled or brimming with tears

    "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"

  7. liquid, limpid(adj)

    clear and bright

    "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"

  8. melted, liquid, liquified(adj)

    changed from a solid to a liquid state

    "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"

  9. liquid(adj)

    smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness

    "the liquid song of a robin"

  10. fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth(adj)

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

    "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"

  11. fluid, liquid(adj)

    in cash or easily convertible to cash

    "liquid (or fluid) assets"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. liquid(noun)ˈlɪk wɪd

    a substance that flows like water

    liquids and solids; Heat the butter until it becomes liquid.; liquid metal

Wiktionary

  1. liquid(Noun)

    A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.

    A liquid can freeze to become a solid or evaporate into a gas.

  2. liquid(Noun)

    An l or r sound.

  3. liquid(Adjective)

    Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.

    liquid nitrogen

  4. liquid(Adjective)

    Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.

  5. liquid(Adjective)

    Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.

  6. Origin: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liquid(adj)

    flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid

  2. Liquid(adj)

    being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor

  3. Liquid(adj)

    flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones

  4. Liquid(adj)

    pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters

  5. Liquid(adj)

    fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air

  6. Liquid(adj)

    clear; definite in terms or amount

  7. Liquid(noun)

    a substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aeriform

  8. Liquid(noun)

    a letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids

Freebase

  1. Liquid

    Liquid is one of the four fundamental states of matter, and is the only state with a definite volume but no fixed shape. A liquid is made up of tiny vibrating particles of matter, such as atoms and molecules, held together by intramolecular bonds. Water is, by far, the most common liquid on Earth. Like a gas, a liquid is able to flow and take the shape of a container. Some liquids resist compression, while others can be compressed. Unlike a gas, a liquid does not disperse to fill every space of a container, and maintains a fairly constant density. A distinctive property of the liquid state is surface tension, leading to wetting phenomena. The density of a liquid is usually close to that of a solid, and much higher than in a gas. Therefore, liquid and solid are both termed condensed matter. On the other hand, as liquids and gases share the ability to flow, they are both called fluids. Although liquid water is abundant on Earth, this state of matter is actually the least common in the known universe, because liquids require a relatively narrow temperature/pressure range to exist. Most known matter in the universe is in gaseous form as interstellar clouds or in plasma form within stars.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'liquid' in Nouns Frequency: #2269

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'liquid' in Adjectives Frequency: #880


Translations for liquid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

liquid(adjective)

able to flow; not solid, but not a gas

liquid nitrogen; The ice-cream has become liquid.

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