|1.||[ adjective ] existing as or have characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow|
"water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
|Related terms:||solid gaseous semiliquid watery liquefiable liquefied fluid state_of_matter|
|2.||[ noun ] a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure|
|Related terms:||fluid water liquor beverage ink snake_oil medium pyroligneous_acid antifreeze ammonia_water sheep_dip distillate alcohol supernatant|
|3.||[ noun ] (chemistry) the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility|
|Related terms:||state_of_matter liquefy|
|4.||[ noun ] a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume|
|Related terms:||fluid water chemical_mace liquid_crystal artificial_blood elixir tuberculin extravasation instillation spill liquefy|
|5.||[ adjective ] clear and bright|
"the liquid air of a spring morning" "eyes shining with a liquid luster" "limpid blue eyes"
|6.||[ adjective ] filled or brimming with tears|
"swimming eyes" "watery eyes" "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
|7.||[ adjective ] smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness|
"the liquid song of a robin"
|8.||[ adjective ] changed from a solid to a liquid state|
"rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
|Related terms:||unmelted dissolved molten thawed fusible unfrozen|
|9.||[ adjective ] yielding; lacking any hint of hardness|
"the liquid stillness of the night enveloping him" "the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel"
|10.||[ adjective ] smooth and unconstrained in movement|
|Synonyms:||flowing smooth fluid fluent|
"a long, smooth stride" "the fluid motion of a cat" "the liquid grace of a ballerina" "liquid prose"
|11.||[ adjective ] in cash or easily convertible to cash|
"liquid (or fluid) assets"
|12.||[ noun ] (linguistics,phonetics) a frictionless non-nasal continuant (especially `l' and `r')|