liquid

Definitions

  • Liquid air production
    Liquid air production
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj liquid clear and bright "the liquid air of a spring morning","eyes shining with a liquid luster","limpid blue eyes"
    • adj liquid in cash or easily convertible to cash "liquid (or fluid) assets"
    • adj liquid smooth and unconstrained in movement "a long, smooth stride","the fluid motion of a cat","the liquid grace of a ballerina"
    • adj liquid smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness "the liquid song of a robin"
    • adj liquid changed from a solid to a liquid state "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
    • adj liquid existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
    • adj liquid filled or brimming with tears "swimming eyes","sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
    • n liquid a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
    • n liquid the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    • n liquid fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
    • n liquid a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Experiments with liquid air Experiments with liquid air
More liquid air experiments More liquid air experiments

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma
    • Liquid (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 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 gaseous and has a definite volume independent, of the container in which it is held. Liquids have a fixed volume at any given pressure, but their shape is determined by the container in which it is contained. Liquids, in contrast to gases, cannot expand indefinitely to fill an expanding container, and are only slightly compressible by application of pressure.
    • Liquid (Physics) Being in such a state that the component molecules move freely among themselves, but have a definite volume changing only slightly with changes of pressure, and do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do when the volume of the container is increased; neither solid nor gaseous; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.
    • Liquid Clear; definite in terms or amount. "Though the debt should be entirely liquid ."
    • Liquid Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid. "Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water which will receive no step."
    • Liquid Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones. "Liquid melody."
    • Liquid Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
    • Liquid (Finance) In cash or readily convertible into cash without loss of principle; -- said of assets, such as bank accounts, or short-term bonds tradable on a major stock exchange.
    • Liquid Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • liquid Composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure; of a fluid consistence; flowing, or capable of flowing; not fixed or solid.
    • liquid Hence Clear or transparent, like a liquid: as, liquid eyes; liquid depths.
    • liquid Tearful.
    • liquid Sounding smoothly or agreeably to the ear; devoid of harshness: as, liquid melody.
    • liquid Pronounced with a smoothly sonorous and freely continuable sound: as, a liquid letter. See II., 2.
    • liquid See debt.
    • n liquid A substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite form, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid. The differentiation of a liquid as an incompressible fluid is not strictly correct, experiment having shown that liquids are compressible to a very limited extent. See fluid.
    • n liquid In grammar, a smoothly flowing sound or letter. The name liquids (ὑγρά, sc. σύμφωνα or στοιχει%26α, ὑλρά being neuter plural of ὑνρός liquid, pliant, easy) was given by Greek grammarians, as early as the second century b. c., to l, m, n, r (λ, μ, ν, ρ)—that is, to consonants not mutes or sibilants—on account of their smooth and flowing sound and the pliancy with which they coalesce in pronunciation with a preceding mute. It was adopted by Roman grammarians (liquidæ, sc. consonantes or literæ), and has since remained in common use. The classification is not now approved as scientific, and is obsolescent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.
    • adj Liquid lik′wid flowing: fluid: soft: smooth: clear
    • n Liquid a flowing substance: a letter of a smooth flowing sound, coalescing easily with a preceding mute, l, m, n, r
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Quotations

  • John Burns
    John Burns
    “The Thames is liquid history.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liquidus, fr. liquere, to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. , to ooze, drop, , to melt

Usage

In literature:

Liquid dressing.= Care should be taken in using liquid dressing.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The black liquid which dissolves out is a good writing ink.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
So thick was the vapor within that it seemed on the point of turning to a liquid.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
That the best results can be expected only when the liquid and solid excreta are used together as a manure.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
You are not to eat between meals; you are not to take any liquids with your meals.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Porcelain filters (for the sterilisation of various liquids).
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The food substances that are used for culture purposes are divided into two classes; solids and liquids.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
The diet should be liquid: milk, broths, and gruels.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Thicken with a smooth paste of flour and water, using two tablespoons of flour for every cup of liquid.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
A number of them early added other liquid and substantial refreshments, many becoming out-and-out restaurants.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
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In poetry:

Clings to her drifting hair, and climbs;
And he who taught their lips to sing
Weeps like the risen sun among
The liquid choirs of his tribes.
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
A melody of wrangling voices blent
With liquid laughter, and with rippling calls
Of piping lips and thrilling echoes sent
To mimic waterfalls.
"August" by James Whitcomb Riley
Thou tremblest still, as I approach thee;
Do I, too, seem like all the rest?
Thy timid, liquid eyes reproach me ...
Alas! there's blood upon thy breast.
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard
UNALTERED aisles that wait and wait forever,
O woods that gleam and stir in liquid gold,
What of your little lover who departed
Before the year grew old?
"The Answer" by Katherine Hale
Swift the liquid golden flame
Through my frame
Sets my throbbing veins afire.
Bright, alluring dreams arise,
Brim mine eyes
With the tears of strong desire.
"Spring Longing" by Emma Lazarus
And so, unaltered aisles that wait forever
And woods that gleam and stir in liquid gold,
You have made answer for the little lover
Who passed ere you grew old.
"The Answer" by Katherine Hale

In news:

On a day when the venerable Hostess Brands announced its liquidation, the.
Where the debtor in a Chapter 7 liquidation proceeding appeals from a US Bankruptcy Court order issued under 11 U.S.C.
Residents at the complex called 9-1-1 after noticing liquid bubbling from the ground and a strong odor of propane near the clubhouse pool.
One photographer captures Two and a Half Men star tossing liquids onto another.
Each week, viewers judge Richard for amping his ice cream with foie gras or Marcel for getting trigger-happy with liquid nitrogen—all without sampling a morsel of their creations.
Reduce remaining liquid to half by cooking for about 10 minutes.
State halts liquid cremation .
Linde's Cryoline PE freezer produces consistent, frozen, formed-shapes of sauces, purées, soups and other liquid food products.
Microskin is a liquid designed to be sprayed or stippled on to skin to completely.
Mixing of powders into liquids should be relatively easy.
You pour powder onto the liquid's surface and then mix it in.
Liquidation of the company will be completed by the end of December 2013.
It'll quickly turn you into a liquid and then — you can go right down the sewer.
Inventors create a liquid cremation machine.
04 am A plastic tub, tubing, funnel and a container of mystery liquid turned up near an Old Arcata Road school.
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In science:

In normal component of liquid 4HeII, like in a usual liquid at T  0 K, the existence of primary and secondary effectons, convertons, transitons and deformons is possible.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
In supercooled liquids the liquid is a metastable state with a decay rate given by the thermal probability of generating a critical nucleus.
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth
Rowlinson, “Liquids and liquid mixtures” (Butterworth, London), 1969.
Cross-over between first-order and critical wetting at the liquid-vapour interface of n-alkane/methanol mixtures: tricritical wetting and critical prewetting
Let us consider tangential oscillations of viscous liquid which is separated form a solid substrate by a layer of another liquid with a slightly higher viscosity η1 > η and the same density (see Fig. 3).
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
Shen, “Dye-induced enhancement of optical nonlinearity in liquids and liquid crystals”, Phys.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
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