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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.


Synonymsswimming


Similartearful


Antonymsdry-eyed, tearless

3. liquid clear and bright


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


Synonymslimpid


Similarclear


Antonymsopaque

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


Antonymsunmelted

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


SamplesThe liquid song of a robin.


Similarmusical


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


Similargraceful


Antonymsawkward

7. liquid in cash or easily convertible to cash


SamplesLiquid (or fluid) assets.


Synonymsfluid


Similardisposable


Antonymsnondisposable


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')


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