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Definitions of liquid

  1. in cash or easily convertible to cash; " liquid ( or fluid) assets"
  2. clear and bright; " the liquid air of a spring morning"; " eyes shining with a liquid luster"; " limpid blue eyes"
  3. filled or brimming with tears; " swimming eyes"; " watery eyes"; " sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
  4. a frictionless non- nasal continuant ( especially ` l' and ` r')
  5. the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
  6. a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
  7. a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  8. smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; " the liquid song of a robin"
  9. existing as or have characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; " water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
  10. existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; " water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
  11. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
  12. 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.
  13. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
  14. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
  15. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
  16. Clear; definite in terms or amount.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Clear; smooth in sound; as, a liquid melody; not solid; freely flowing.
  20. A substance that flows freely; one of the consonants l, m, n, r.
  21. Flowing: fluid: soft: smooth: clear.
  22. A flowing substance: a letter of a smooth flowing sound, as: and r in pla, pra.
  23. LIQUIDITY, LIQUIDNESS.
  24. A flowing substance; a smooth consonant.
  25. Flowing; fluid; smooth.
  26. A flowing or fluid substance.
  27. One of the letters l, m, n, r.
  28. Liquidly.
  29. Liquidness.
  30. Fluid; flowing; soft; smooth, as in pronunciation.
  31. A fluid or flowing substance; a letter which has a smooth flowing sound, as l and r, in bla, bra.
  32. Any substance flowing or capable of flowing; a letter which has a smooth flowing sound.
  33. Fluid, or capable of flowing; in the form of water; soft; smooth.
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Usage examples for liquid

  1. In more than one town the liquid tea was thrown away and the carefully cooked leaves were eaten. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  2. " The Architect knew quite well," explained the first Rat, " that if the match fell on the liquid Soy it would become hot immediately and everything would start to grow- and only look at our legs and arms!" – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
  3. There followed a pause, the tinkle of glass, the sound of liquid being poured out. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  4. He raised his glass, examining the bright liquid within it. – Indirection by Everett B. Cole
  5. The situation was rapidly becoming strained, and it was a relief to Jimmy when his wife came to the rescue by offering the visitors some liquid refreshment. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  6. Here I unrolled my sleeping bag, then went up to interview the operator and the watchman, and to get a drink of clear water, for I had no desire to drink the liquid mud of the Colorado until it was necessary. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  7. I put my hand way down in it as far as I could and pulled out a little bottle which contained some dark liquid. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  8. The first sip is so cool and refreshing I greedily tip the shell to take a long draught, and the liquid runs down both sides of my mouth into my lap. – Under the Southern Cross by Elizabeth Robins
  9. Above them the clear stars flung their cold radiance down through vast distances of liquid indigo, and the soft beat of hoofs was the only sound that disturbed the solemn stillness of the wilderness. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  10. In which a mute and a liquid are represented by the same character, th. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. If it's white instead of black, and solid instead of liquid, and so on all along the line- then there's something wrong, Monsieur, there's something wrong. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  12. Liquid which has been relieved of floating matter. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  13. If it is stirred too much, it may turn too liquid. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  14. His eccentricities were entirely lovable, as we knew them, and even when he meant to be severe his unconsciously humorous way of putting things took away the sting, as when, one day at lunch, he pointed at a jug of claret and asked, What is that ugly black liquid? – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  15. It might be termed a liquid guide to Baalbek, for the stranger, leaving the palace and following its current, would be led past every temple and residence in the city. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  16. But it is necessary for me to combine business with pleasure, and it affords me satisfaction to call your attention to the surpassing merits of my Liquid Balm, only twenty- five cents a bottle. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  17. " I don't see how any liquid could get through that," observed Dan. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. And yet I knew one, in a midnight hour, Who a brown liquid shrank from drinking. – Faust by Goethe
  19. Strain off the liquid, mix it with the dissolved soap, stirring them together thoroughly, then add the water. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
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