Meaning of LIQUID in English

I. ˈli-kwəd adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French liquide, from Latin liquidus, from liquēre to be fluid; akin to Latin lixa water, lye, and perhaps to Old Irish fliuch damp

Date: 14th century

1. : flowing freely like water

2. : having the properties of a liquid : being neither solid nor gaseous


a. : shining and clear

large liquid 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 liquid consonant


a. : consisting of or capable of ready conversion into cash

liquid assets

b. : capable of covering current liabilities quickly with current assets

• li·quid·i·ty li-ˈkwi-də-tē noun

• liq·uid·ly ˈli-kwəd-lē adverb

• liq·uid·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.