Definitions for Liquid
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Liquid.
a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
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
fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow
"water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
filled or brimming with tears
"swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
clear and bright
"the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"
melted, liquid, liquifiedadjective
changed from a solid to a liquid state
"rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
"the liquid song of a robin"
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"
in cash or easily convertible to cash
"liquid (or fluid) assets"
(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.
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.
An l or r sound.
Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
Etymology: From liquide, from liquide, from liquidus, from liquere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: liquide, French; liquidus, Latin.
Gently rolls the liquid glass. Daniel.
Her breast, the sug’red nest
Of her delicious soul, that there does lie,
Bathing in streams of liquid melody. Richard Crashaw.
The many liquid consonants give a pleasing sound to the words, though they are all of one syllable. John Dryden, Æn.
Let Carolina smooth the tuneful lay,
Lull with Amelia’s liquid name the nine,
And sweetly flow through all the royal line. Alexander Pope, Horace.
If a creditor should appeal to hinder the burial of his debtor’s corpse, his appeal ought not to be received, since the business of burial requires a quick dispatch, though the debt be entirely liquid. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Liquid substance; liquor.
Be it thy choice, when Summer heats annoy,
To sit beneath her leafy canopy,
Quaffing rich liquids. Philips.
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.
A liquid is a state of matter that flows freely and takes the shape of its container but maintains a constant volume. It is characterized by its ability to retain almost a constant density, expand slightly under pressure, and rapidly diffuse in the presence of other liquids. Liquids typically have a higher density compared to gases but lower than solids.
flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid
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
flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones
pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters
fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air
clear; definite in terms or amount
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
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.]
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
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.]
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.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Liquid' in Nouns Frequency: #2269
Rank popularity for the word 'Liquid' in Adjectives Frequency: #880
The numerical value of Liquid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Liquid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sometimes life is like living in a chamber of Liquid Oxygen. Liquid don't allow you to live and Oxygen don't let you die.
Water...That fishy liquid that makes Pastis cloudy!
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.
caffeine buzz liquid thrill, chills slowly going down kinda wicked 'n edgy like legs spread wide in razor wrapped dreams, like looking glass lust on lsd, like wigged out flesh of lightening fear, like fried out bits of lovers angst, i lust at you, i live for you, i want you here w/ me
People visualize DNA in the classical helix structure in the way that Watson and Crick discovered it, when you put DNA into this solution, though, it starts to organize itself in a bulk liquid crystal. It’s not quite a liquid or a solid, it transitions through phases. That’s what people are seeing through these images. Being able to visualize it in an attractive way is pretty cool.
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Translations for Liquid
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- سائل, مائعArabic
- sıyıq, mayeAzerbaijani
- шыйыҡ, шыйыҡсаBashkir
- líquidCatalan, Valencian
- likvidní, kapalný, tekutina, tekutý, kapalinaCzech
- hylif, hylifolWelsh
- flydende, væskeDanish
- disponibel, Flüssigkeit, flüssigGerman
- υγρός, υγρόGreek
- likviidne, vedel, vedelikEstonian
- آبگونه, مایعPersian
- neste, likvidi, nestemäinen, likvidaFinnish
- נוזלית, נזיל, נוזלי, נוזלHebrew
- likvid, folyadék, lé, folyékonyHungarian
- լիկվիդային, հեղուկArmenian
- liquido, liquidaItalian
- 液体, 流体Japanese
- სითხე, თხევადიGeorgian
- likvidus, skystas, skystisLithuanian
- likvīda, šķidra, šķidrums, plūdenis, likvīds, šķidrsLatvian
- cair, cecair, cairanMalay
- vloeibaar, vloeiklank, vloeistofDutch
- væskeNorwegian Nynorsk
- likvid, flytendeNorwegian
- płynny, ciekły, cieczPolish
- lichid, lichidăRomanian
- ликвидный, жидкость, плавный звук, жидкийRussian
- lìkvida, те̏чно̄ст, tèkūćnīk, žȉdak, тѐкӯћӣ, ли̏квӣдан, lȉkvīdan, жидак, tekùćina, desnik, tȅčnōst, alveolar, ликвида, tèkūćīSerbo-Croatian
- දියරයSinhala, Sinhalese
- likvidné, tekutýSlovak
- likviden, tekoč, likvidna, tekoče, tekočina, likvida, likvidno, tekočaSlovene
- flytande, vätskaSwedish
- nước, chất lỏng, lỏngVietnamese
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