Definitions of liver

  1. a person who has a special life style; " a high liver"
  2. 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
  3. liver of an animal used as meat
  4. someone who lives in a place; " a liver in cities"
  5. One who, or that which, lives.
  6. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.
  7. One whose course of life has some marked characteristic ( expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.
  8. A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
  9. The glossy ibis ( Ibis falcinellus); - said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
  10. One who exists, dwells, etc.; an organ of the body which luses bile and causes important changes ood substances in the blood.
  11. Hepar, jecur; the largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the right hypochondrium and upper part of the epigastrium; it is of irregular shape and weighs from 3 to 3 1/ 2 pounds, or about 1/ 40 the weight of the body. It secretes the bile and is also of great importance in both carbohydrate and proteid metabolism.
  12. Largest glandular organ of the body, its work being the secretion of bile.
  13. The largest gland in the body, which secretes the bile.
  14. One who lives; gland which secretes the bile.
  15. One who lives; a dweller.
  16. An internal organ which secretes bile, and effects changes in the blood.
  17. An organ in the animal system, of a glandular structure, whose office is to secrete the bile.
  18. One who lives.
  19. The organ of the body of a deep- red colour lying under the ribs which secretes bile.
  20. A bilesecreting gland of vertebrates.

Usage examples for liver

  1. He said, " The Japanese has a heart like a dog and a liver like a wolf." – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  2. I think a whiff of the Jersey ferry would be as flagons of cod- liver oil to me. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  3. He ought to be put on the carpet, and should then be tumbled and rolled about, to make the blood bound merrily through, the, vessels, to stir up the liver, to promote digestion, and to open the bowels. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  4. As the liver is filled with blood, neither it nor its connecting blood vessels should be cut at this time. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  5. When this swelling forms on the lungs, liver, etc. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  6. Besides the fish itself, the liver of the cod, as is well known, is saved for the oil it contains. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  7. Brenchfield has had this thing eating at his liver like a cancer for six years now and the longer it eats the worse he'll suffer. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  8. I'll scare the liver outa him some way. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. The head, the heart, and the lights should boil full two hours; the liver should be boiled only one hour. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  10. Your clear- headed, healthy boy is the first best critic of what constitutes the very liver and lights of a novel. – The Delicious Vice by Young E. Allison
  11. I dont think your liver has been behaving itself. –  by
  12. She was young and inexperienced, and thought, maybe, it was liver. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  13. " You'll be sorry to hear that my liver is all wrong again. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  14. Marriage and golf were their only two ideas, even for any one with liver. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  15. What are you to do if your conscience is clear and your liver in order and the sun is shining? – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  16. The rest of the meat would have to cool and season before it would be fit for use, but the liver they could eat tonight. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  17. And he's white from his heels to his eyeballs- everything except his liver. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  18. One tall man with a great fierce beard and fine features had a fragment of rock or iron driven through his liver. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  19. I just thought we had liver and lights and a few things like that. – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  20. One is for the liver and the other for something or other, I can't recollect what. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith