Meaning of LIQUID in English

LIQUID

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. having a consistency like that of water or oil, flowing freely but of constant volume.

2 having the qualities of water in appearance; translucent (liquid blue; a liquid lustre).

3 (of a gas, e.g. air, hydrogen) reduced to a liquid state by intense cold.

4 (of sounds) clear and pure; harmonious, fluent.

5 (of assets) easily converted into cash.

6 not fixed; fluid (liquid opinions).

--n.

1. a liquid substance.

2 Phonet. the sound of l or r.

Phrases and idioms:

liquid crystal a turbid liquid with some order in its molecular arrangement. liquid crystal display a form of visual display in electronic devices, in which the reflectivity of a matrix of liquid crystals changes as a signal is applied. liquid measure a unit for measuring the volume of liquids. liquid paraffin Pharm. a colourless odourless oily liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a laxative.

Derivatives:

liquidly adv. liquidness n.

Etymology: ME f. L liquidus f. liquere be liquid

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.