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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liquid  \Liq"uid\  (l[i^]k"w[i^]d),  a.  [L.  liquidus  fr  liquere 
  to  be  fluid  or  liquid;  cf  Skr.  r[=i]  to  ooze,  drop,  l[=i]  to 
  melt.] 
  1.  Flowing  freely  like  water;  fluid;  not  solid. 
 
  Yea,  though  he  go  upon  the  plane  and  liquid  water 
  which  will  receive  no  step.  --Tyndale. 
 
  2.  (Physics)  Being  in  such  a  state  that  the  component  parts 
  move  freely  among  themselves,  but  do  not  tend  to  separate 
  from  each  other  as  the  particles  of  gases  and  vapors  do 
  neither  solid  nor  a["e]riform;  as  liquid  mercury,  in 
  distinction  from  mercury  solidified  or  in  a  state  of 
  vapor. 
 
  3.  Flowing  or  sounding  smoothly  or  without  abrupt  transitions 
  or  harsh  tones.  ``Liquid  melody.''  --Crashaw. 
 
  4.  Pronounced  without  any  jar  or  harshness;  smooth;  as  l  and 
  r  are  liquid  letters. 
 
  5.  Fluid  and  transparent;  as  the  liquid  air. 
 
  6.  Clear;  definite  in  terms  or  amount.[Obs.]  ``Though  the 
  debt  should  be  entirely  liquid.''  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liquid  \Liq"uid\,  n. 
  1.  A  substance  whose  parts  change  their  relative  position  on 
  the  slightest  pressure,  and  therefore  retain  no  definite 
  form  any  substance  in  the  state  of  liquidity;  a  fluid 
  that  is  not  a["e]riform. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  liquid 
  adj  1:  existing  as  or  have  characteristics  of  a  liquid;  especially 
  tending  to  flow;  "water  and  milk  and  blood  are  liquid 
  substances"  [ant:  {gaseous},  {solid}] 
  2:  filled  or  brimming  with  tears;  "swimming  eyes";  "watery 
  eyes";  "sorrow  made  the  eyes  of  many  grow  liquid"  [syn:  {swimming}, 
  {watery}] 
  3:  clear  and  bright;  "the  liquid  air  of  a  spring  morning"; 
  "eyes  shining  with  a  liquid  luster";  "limpid  blue  eyes" 
  [syn:  {limpid}] 
  4:  changed  from  a  solid  to  a  liquid  state;  "rivers  filled  to 
  overflowing  by  melted  snow"  [syn:  {melted},  {liquified}] 
  [ant:  {unmelted}] 
  5:  smooth  and  flowing  in  quality;  entirely  free  of  harshness; 
  "the  liquid  song  of  a  robin" 
  6:  yielding;  lacking  any  hint  of  hardness;  "the  liquid 
  stillness  of  the  night  enveloping  him";  "the  liquid  brown 
  eyes  of  a  spaniel" 
  7:  smooth  and  unconstrained  in  movement;  "a  long,  smooth 
  stride";  "the  fluid  motion  of  a  cat";  "the  liquid  grace  of 
  a  ballerina";  "liquid  prose"  [syn:  {flowing},  {fluent},  {fluid}, 
  {smooth}] 
  8:  in  cash  or  easily  convertible  to  cash;  "liquid  (or  fluid) 
  assets"  [syn:  {fluid}] 
  n  1:  a  substance  that  is  liquid  at  room  temperature  and  pressure 
  2:  the  state  in  which  a  substance  exhibits  a  characteristic 
  readiness  to  flow  with  little  or  no  tendency  to  disperse 
  and  relatively  high  incompressibility  [syn:  {liquidness}, 
  {liquidity}] 
  3:  a  substance  in  the  fluid  state  of  matter  having  no  fixed 
  shape  but  a  fixed  volume 
  4:  a  frictionless  non-nasal  continuant  (especially  `l'  and  `r') 




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