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Meaning of LIQUID

Pronunciation:  'likwid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a frictionless non-nasal continuant (especially `l' and `r')
  2. [n]  the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
  3. [n]  a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
  4. [n]  a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  5. [adj]  clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"
  6. [adj]  in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets"
  7. [adj]  smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose"
  8. [adj]  yielding; lacking any hint of hardness; "the liquid stillness of the night enveloping him"; "the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel"
  9. [adj]  smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; "the liquid song of a robin"
  10. [adj]  changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
  11. [adj]  existing as or have characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
  12. [adj]  filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "watery eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"

LIQUID is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: clear, disposable, dissolved, flowing, fluent, fluid, fusible, graceful, limpid, liquefiable, liquefied, liquidity, liquidness, liquifiable, liquified, melted, molten, musical, runny, semiliquid, smooth, soft, swimming, tearful, thawed, watery
 Antonyms: gaseous, solid, unmelted
 See Also: alcohol, ammonia, ammonia water, ammonium hydroxide, antifreeze, artificial blood, beverage, Chemical Mace, continuant, continuant consonant, distillate, distillation, drink, drinkable, elixir, extravasation, fluid, H2O, ink, instillation, liquid crystal, liquor, Mace, medium, potable, pyroligneous acid, sheep dip, snake oil, spill, state, state of matter, supernatant, tuberculin, unfrozen, water, wood vinegar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Liq"uid\ (l[i^]k"w[i^]d), a. [L. liquidus, fr. liquere
    to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r[=i] to ooze, drop, l[=i] to
    1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
             Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water
             which will receive no step.           --Tyndale.
    2. (Physics) 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 a["e]riform; as, liquid mercury, in
       distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of
    3. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions
       or harsh tones. ``Liquid melody.'' --Crashaw.
    4. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and
       r are liquid letters.
    5. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
    6. Clear; definite in terms or amount.[Obs.] ``Though the
       debt should be entirely liquid.'' --Ayliffe.
    {Liquid glass}. See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}.
  2. \Liq"uid\, n.
    1. 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 a["e]riform.
    Note: Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but
          fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are
          fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not
    2. (Phon.) 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.
    {Liquid measure}, a measure, or system of measuring, for
       liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
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