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English adjective: liquid

1. liquid existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow

SamplesWater and milk and blood are liquid substances.

Similarfluid, liquefiable, liquefied, liquifiable, liquified, runny, semiliquid, watery

Attributestate, state of matter

Antonymsgaseous, solid

2. liquid filled or brimming with tears

SamplesSwimming eyes.
Sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid.



Antonymsdry-eyed, tearless

3. liquid clear and bright

SamplesThe liquid air of a spring morning.
Eyes shining with a liquid luster.
Limpid blue eyes.




4. liquid changed from a solid to a liquid state

SamplesRivers filled to overflowing by melted snow.

Synonymsliquified, melted

Similardissolved, fusible, liquefied, liquified, molten, thawed

See alsounfrozen


5. liquid smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness

SamplesThe liquid song of a robin.


Antonymsnonmusical, unmusical

6. liquid smooth and unconstrained in movement

SamplesA long, smooth stride.
The fluid motion of a cat.
The liquid grace of a ballerina.

Synonymsfluent, fluid, smooth



7. liquid in cash or easily convertible to cash

SamplesLiquid (or fluid) assets.




English noun: liquid

1. liquid (substance) a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

Broader (hypernym)fluid

Narrower (hyponym)alcohol, ammonia, ammonia water, ammonium hydroxide, antifreeze, beverage, distillate, distillation, drink, drinkable, grume, ink, liquor, medium, potable, pyroligneous acid, sheep dip, snake oil, supernatant, water, wood vinegar

2. liquid (state) the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

Synonymsliquid state, liquidity, liquidness

Broader (hypernym)state, state of matter

3. liquid (substance) fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

Broader (hypernym)fluid

Narrower (hyponym)artificial blood, elixir, extravasation, H2O, instillation, liquid crystal, spill, tuberculin, water

4. liquid (communication) a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')

Broader (hypernym)consonant

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