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Meaning of LIQUOR

Pronunciation:  'likur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
  2. [n]  distilled rather than fermented
  3. [n]  a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process; "waste liquors"

LIQUOR is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, pot liquor, spirits, strong drink
 See Also: akvavit, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, aqua vitae, aquavit, arak, ardent spirits, arrack, bitters, brandy, broth, firewater, gin, inebriant, intoxicant, lacing, liquid, mescal, ouzo, rum, schnapps, schnaps, stock, tequila, vodka, whiskey, whisky



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Liq"uor\ (l[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF.
    licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid.
    See {Liquid}, and cf. {Liqueur}.]
    1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice,
       or the like.
    2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either
       distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer,
    3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; --
       distinguished from tincture and aqua.
    Note: The U. S. Pharmacop[oe]ia includes, in this class of
          preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in
          which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in
          water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is
          gaseous or very volatile, as in the aqu[ae] or waters.
          --U. S. Disp.
    {Labarraque's liquor} (Old Chem.), a solution of an alkaline
       hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching
       and as a disinfectant.
    {Liquor of flints}, or {Liquor silicum} (Old Chem.), soluble
       glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered
       flints. See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}.
    {Liquor of Libavius}. (Old Chem.) See {Fuming liquor of
       Libavius}, under {Fuming}.
    {Liquor sanguinis} (s[a^]n"gw[i^]n*[i^]s) (Physiol.), the
       blood plasma.
    {Liquor thief}, a tube for taking samples of liquor from a
       cask through the bung hole.
    {To be in liquor}, to be intoxicated.
  2. \Liq"uor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquored} (-[~e]rd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Liquoring}.]
    1. To supply with liquor. [R.]
    2. To grease. [Obs.] --Bacon.
             Liquor fishermen's boots.             --Shak.
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