liquid

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[Liq·uid]

In everyday use, liquid is the opposite of solid––water at room temperature is a liquid: Heat it to boiling, it turns to a gas. Chill it below freezing, it turns to ice.

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Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.

Noun
a frictionless non-nasal continuant (especially `l'' and `r'')

Noun
the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

Noun
a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

Noun
a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

Adjective S.
clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"

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Adjective S.
in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets"

Adjective S.
smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose"

Adjective S.
yielding; lacking any hint of hardness; "the liquid stillness of the night enveloping him"; "the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel"

Adjective S.
smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; "the liquid song of a robin"

Adjective
changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"

Adjective
existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"

Adjective S.
filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "watery eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"


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Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.

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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 aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.

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Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.

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Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.

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Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.

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Clear; definite in terms or amount.

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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 aeriform.

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A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids.


Liquid

Liq"uid , a. [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r'c6 to ooze, drop, l'c6 to melt.] 1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Yes, though he go upon the plane and liquid water which will receive no step.
2. (Physics) Being in such a state that the component parts move among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor a'89riform; 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. Liquid glass. See Soluble glass, under Glass.

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'89riform. &hand; Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not liquids. 2. (Phon.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids. Liquid measure, a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.

Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.

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'89riform.

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Usage Examples

It's amazing that something only an atom thick can be an impenetrable barrier. You can have gas on one side and vacuum or liquid on the other, and with a wall only one atom thick, nothing would go through it.

If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.

Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

I've had weight issues all my life. I've been on all the diets: Atkins, liquid protein, Scarsdale diet. Now I go to the gym often. I'm always on the StairMaster, and I do weights.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I've been experimenting more and more with LN2, liquid nitrogen. I've used it in battle on 'Iron Chef America,' but have also made some great ice creams at home for my family. Since it freezes basically on contact, you can have ice cream ready in mere minutes.

I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

Money: power at its most liquid.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

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