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Definition of "liquid" [liq•uid]

  • The state of matter in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow, little or no tendency to disperse, and relatively high incompressibility. (noun)
  • Matter or a specific body of matter in this state. (noun)
  • Linguistics A consonant articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel, such as English l and r. (noun)
  • Of or being a liquid. (adjective)
  • Having been liquefied, especially: (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "liquid" in a sentence
  • "Like banks, they carry the risk that an otherwise solvent but liquid institution may be subject to a self-­fulfilling and destructive run on its ­liquid liabilities."
  • "Like banks, they carry the risk that an otherwise solvent but liquid institution may be subject to a self­fulfilling and destructive run on its ­liquid liabilities."
  • "A THIN BATTER is one in which the general proportion of liquid and flour is _1 measure of flour_ to _1 measure of liquid_."