/ ˈlɪkwɪd; NAmE / noun , adjective
[ U , C ] a substance that flows freely and is not a solid or a gas, for example water or oil :
She poured the dark brown liquid down the sink.
the transition from liquid to vapour
—see also washing-up liquid
in the form of a liquid; not a solid or a gas :
The detergent comes in powder or liquid form .
a bar selling snacks and liquid refreshment (= drinks)
( finance ) that can easily be changed into cash :
( literary ) clear, like water
SYN limpid :
liquid blue eyes
( literary ) ( of sounds ) clear, pure and flowing :
the liquid song of a blackbird
late Middle English : from Latin liquidus , from liquere be liquid.