What does liver mean?

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ˈlɪv ərliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liver(noun)

    large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes

  2. liver(noun)

    liver of an animal used as meat

  3. liver(noun)

    a person who has a special life style

    "a high liver"

  4. liver(adj)

    someone who lives in a place

    "a liver in cities"

  5. liver-colored, liver(adj)

    having a reddish-brown color

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liver(noun)

    one who, or that which, lives

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  2. Liver(noun)

    a resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  3. Liver(noun)

    one whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  4. Liver(noun)

    a very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  5. Liver(noun)

    the glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

Freebase

  1. Liver

    The liver is a vital organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. It has a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. The liver is necessary for survival; there is currently no way to compensate for the absence of liver function in the long term, although new liver dialysis techniques can be used in the short term. This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of lipids. The liver's highly specialized tissues regulate a wide variety of high-volume biochemical reactions, including the synthesis and breakdown of small and complex molecules, many of which are necessary for normal vital functions. Terminology related to the liver often starts in hepar- or hepat- from the Greek word for liver, hēpar.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liver

    liv′ėr, n. the largest gland in the body, which secretes the bile.—adjs. Liv′er-col′our, of the colour of the liver: dark-red; Liv′ered, in compounds, as white-livered, lily-livered=cowardly.—n. Liver-fluke, a trematoid worm (Distoma hepatica).—adj. Liv′er-grown, having a swelled liver.—n. Liverwort, any plant of the cryptogamic family Hepaticæ, allied to mosses.—adj. Liv′ery, resembling the liver. [A.S. lifer; Ger. leber, Ice. lifr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. liver

    A type of organ.

    The liver is important in filtering within the body.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'liver' in Nouns Frequency: #2062

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liver in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of liver in a Sentence

  1. David Nicholson:

    We have no reason to believe that ubrogepant has any propensity to induce liver injury.

  2. Philipp Schwabl:

    Of particular concern is what this means to us, and especially patients with gastrointestinal diseases, while the highest plastic concentrations in animal studies have been found in the gut, the smallest microplastic particles are capable of entering the blood stream, lymphatic system and may even reach the liver.

  3. Ben Shirley:

    Four bottles of vodka a day, $300 a day heroin habit, distended liver, enlarged heart... just homeless, couldn't die.

  4. Erin Michos:

    What we know about the dangers of this impurity comes primarily from laboratory studies. It is a toxin that can affect the liver and cause liver fibrosis or scarring and liver tumors in rats. So it is assumed to be toxic to humans, as well, in these animal studies, they usually give large quantities, so again, the risk is likely not the same equivalent in humans.

  5. Danny Thomas:

    How's her hearing, how's her eyesight, how's her liver, is she going to be able to have children?

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