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.

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.

  2. liquidnoun

    An l or r sound.

  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

  4. liquidadjective

    Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.

  5. liquidadjective

    Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Liquidadjective

    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.

  2. LIQUIDnoun

    Liquid substance; liquor.

    Be it thy choice, when Summer heats annoy,
    To sit beneath her leafy canopy,
    Quaffing rich liquids. Philips.

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

  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

  3. Liquidadjective

    flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones

  4. Liquidadjective

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

  5. Liquidadjective

    fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air

  6. Liquidadjective

    clear; definite in terms or amount

  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

  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

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

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

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Numerology

  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. Laura Pilz:

    That’s often the beginning of a very difficult situation because it costs a lot of money and the house is not liquid.

  2. Bitglass CEO Nat Kausik:

    What we were trying to find out was ‘how liquid is the data once it has been breached?’.

  3. Andrew Hauser:

    Clearly it is the billion dollar question, particularly on fixed income markets, we do need the market-maker model to some degree. (But) For less liquid assets there may be the case for some of this business to move onto platforms or exchanges.

  4. Georg Riedel:

    We’re in charge of delivering the aromas and then the flavors to the palate, the perception is triggered through the fact that the glasses deliver liquid to different parts of your palate.

  5. Sheryl Utal:

    I had my hands on it, like you normally do as you put it in and turn it to lock it in place, and it was on for maybe 15 to 20 seconds and it exploded, it spins so fast that it heats up the contents, the contents get under pressure, and the device explodes, so that hot liquid exploded onto me and created nasty burns.

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