What does Liquid mean?

Definitions for Liquid
ˈlɪk wɪdLiq·uid

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Liquid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liquidnoun

    a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

  2. liquid, liquidness, liquidity, liquid statenoun

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

  3. liquidnoun

    fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

  4. liquidadjective

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

  5. liquidadjective

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

    "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"

  6. liquid, swimmingadjective

    filled or brimming with tears

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

  7. liquid, limpidadjective

    clear and bright

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

  8. melted, liquid, liquifiedadjective

    changed from a solid to a liquid state

    "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"

  9. liquidadjective

    smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness

    "the liquid song of a robin"

  10. fluent, fluid, liquid, smoothadjective

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

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

  11. fluid, liquidadjective

    in cash or easily convertible to cash

    "liquid (or fluid) assets"

GCIDE

  1. Liquidadjective

    (Finance) In cash or readily convertible into cash without loss of principle; -- said of assets, such as bank accounts, or short-term bonds tradable on a major stock exchange.

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

Wiktionary

  1. liquidnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

  2. liquidnoun

    An l or r sound.

    Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

  3. liquidadjective

    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

    Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

  4. liquidadjective

    Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.

    Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

  5. liquidadjective

    Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.

    Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.

Wikipedia

  1. Liquid

    A liquid is a nearly incompressible fluid that conforms to the shape of its container but retains a (nearly) constant volume independent of pressure. As such, it is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, gas, and plasma), 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, held together by intermolecular bonds. Like a gas, a liquid is able to flow and take the shape of a container. Most liquids resist compression, although 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. Water is, by far, the most common liquid on Earth. 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 (with traces of detectable solid matter) as interstellar clouds or in plasma from within stars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liquidadjective

    flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  2. Liquidadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  3. Liquidadjective

    flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  4. Liquidadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  5. Liquidadjective

    fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  6. Liquidadjective

    clear; definite in terms or amount

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  7. Liquidnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

  8. Liquidnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r to ooze, drop, l to melt.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liquid

    lik′wid, adj. flowing: fluid: soft: smooth: clear.—n. a flowing substance: a letter of a smooth flowing sound, coalescing easily with a preceding mute, l, m, n, r.—adj. Liq′uidable.—v.t. Liq′uidate, to make clear, esp. to clear or settle an account: to arrange or wind up the affairs of a bankrupt estate.—ns. Liquidā′tion, the clearing up of the money affairs, esp. the adjustment of the affairs of a bankrupt estate; Liquidāt′or, one engaged in a liquidation.—v.t. Liq′uidise, to render liquid.—n. Liquid′ity.—adv. Liq′uidly.—n. Liq′uidness. [Fr.,—L. liquidus, fluid—liquēre, to be fluid.]

Editors Contribution

  1. liquid

    A type of matter.

    Liquids have a variety of uses, as lubricants, solvents, and coolants. In hydraulic systems, liquid is used to transmit power. 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.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Liquid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Liquid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Liquid in a Sentence

  1. Greg Hopper:

    They represented investments that were reasonably liquid, but had a risk of becoming less liquid.

  2. Alejandro Diaz de Leon:

    So far this year, the market has been liquid, it has been deep and that helps us to have the peace of mind that the price may go up or down, but it is reflecting market conditions, to the extent that there may be episodes in which liquidity is compromised and the market is very thin, at that moment the foreign exchange commission may review that situation.

  3. Jon Weiss:

    While we have built out activities such as liquid products, mortgages and prime brokerage - and our business has grown consistently over the years - value-at-risk and other measures of risk have actually gone down.

  4. Yasuhito Sekine:

    We knew that Mars might had liquid ocean and heat in the past, but now it's a cold and dry planet. But the Saturn moon, Enceladus, has liquid water and heat reacting to each other, which is a new discovery that raises the possibility of that there may be living organisms.

  5. Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou:

    These oil exporters are getting more defensive. They're probably reducing their equity exposure and moving to more liquid investments such as U.S. Treasuries in anticipation that they might need to run down their reserves.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. contagious
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