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Definition of "liquor" []

  • An alcoholic beverage made by distillation rather than by fermentation. (noun)
  • A rich broth resulting from the prolonged cooking of meat or vegetables, especially greens. Also called pot liquor. (noun)
  • An aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance. (noun)
  • A solution, emulsion, or suspension for industrial use. (noun)
  • To steep (malt, for example). (verb-transitive)

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 "liquor" in a sentence
  • "The week before, however, in a speech to the AFL-CIO convention in Hartford, Lieberman used the phrase liquor store."
  • "When the liquor is about 70°, it is generally tunned off into a large vat or cask for it to ferment."
  • "December 27th, 2009 12: 56 pm ET there is an inherent danger to the presence of alcohol onboard an airplane, being in liquor bottles or after shave, as they can be used as an accelerant. wIth a piece of cloth or string and a match or a cig lighter ... why do we still allow that onboard?"