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. 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"

GCIDE

  1. Liquid(a.)

    (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. 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.

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

  2. liquid(Noun)

    An l or r sound.

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

  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

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

  4. liquid(Adjective)

    Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.

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

  5. liquid(Adjective)

    Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liquid(adj)

    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. 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

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

  3. Liquid(adj)

    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. Liquid(adj)

    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. Liquid(adj)

    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. Liquid(adj)

    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. 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

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

  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

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    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. Fabrice:

    Water...That fishy liquid that makes Pastis cloudy!

  2. Jonny Fine:

    The deals (last) week have been digested well - almost exclusively - with good subscription levels and very good migration from talk to launch, there is still a market preference for bigger, more liquid benchmark deals. More off-the-run deals are tougher, but in July and August they just weren't getting done at all.

  3. Sanjeev Gupta:

    We have an alternative suggestion which is to still make hot metal but to make it from local raw material rather than imported raw material, so it's a change of technology rather than ending liquid steel making, if we get involved in Port Talbot we will only do so on the basis that we are confident there will not be any mass redundancies.

  4. Andy Brenner:

    To buy single-name issues I think (the Fed) would have to have credit research and they don't have that, i think their view is that high yield ETFs are more liquid, safer and they would not affect specific names as much.

  5. Korea Investment:

    Negative impact from weak demand and falling sales prices for semiconductor and liquid crystal display industries was likely bigger than initially anticipated.

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