Meaning of LIQUID in English


[liq.uid] adj [ME, fr. MF liquide, fr. L liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid; akin to L lixa water, lye, and perh. to OIr fliuch damp] (14c) 1: flowing freely like water

2: having the properties of a liquid: being neither solid nor gaseous 3 a: shining and clear "large ~ eyes" b: being musical and free of harshness in sound c: smooth and unconstrained in movement d: articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel "a ~ consonant"

4: consisting of or capable of ready conversion into cash "~ assets" -- li.quid.i.ty n -- adv -- liq.uid.ness n

[2]liquid n (1530) 1: a liquid consonant

2: a fluid (as water) that has no independent shape but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely and that is only slightly compressible

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