• WordNet 3.6
    • n liquor the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
    • n liquor an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    • n liquor a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process "waste liquors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bittersweet chocolate is what is usually called for in baking. It contains more chocolate liquor (at least 35%) and less sugar than sweet chocolate. Semisweet chocolate contains 15% 35% chocolate liquor.
    • Liquor (Pharm) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from tincture and aqua.
    • Liquor Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.
    • Liquor Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc.
    • Liquor To grease. "Liquor fishermen's boots."
    • Liquor To supply with liquor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If a small amount of liquor were placed on a scorpion, it would instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
    • n liquor A liquid or fluid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, etc.
    • n liquor A strong or active liquid of any sort. Specifically— An alcoholic or spirituous liquid, either distilled or fermented; an intoxicating beverage; especially, a spirituous or distilled drink, as distinguished from fermented beverages, as wine and beer.
    • n liquor A strong solution of a particular substance, used in the industrial arts. The liquor of any substance is that substance held in solution, and the word used absolutely has meanings differing according to the indnstry in which it is used.
    • n liquor An elixir.
    • n liquor Hence— Any prepared solution, as a sugar solution for claying the loaves, or a solution of a dye or mordant.
    • n liquor A dilution, as in liquor ammoniæ. [In technical Latin phrases pronounced li′ kwôr, as in liquor amnii, liquor potosseæ, etc.]
    • n liquor Measured (in selling) with their natural juice, as oysters: opposed to solid.
    • liquor To moisten; drench.
    • liquor To rub with oil or grease; anoint; lubricate.
    • liquor To treat with a liquor; apply liquor or a solution to, as in various manufacturing operations. Liquoring sugar, in refineries, consists in pouring on the top of the molds a solution of pure sugar, which, percolating through, removes all remaining coloring matter.
    • liquor To give liquor to; supply with liquor for drinking.
    • liquor To drink; especially, to drink spirits: often with up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nearly 400 cocoa beans are required to make a pound of chocolate liquor, the semi-liquid mass produced by grinding the beans. A non-alcoholic substance, chocolate liquor is the basis of all chocolate and cocoa products.
    • n Liquor lik′ur anything liquid: strong drink: a strong solution of a particular substance: any prepared solution
    • v.t Liquor to apply liquor or a solution to:
    • v.i Liquor (slang) to drink (esp. with up)
    • v.t Liquor (Shak.) to rub with oil or grease
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  • John Gay
    “Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “Candy, is dandy, but Liquor, is quicker.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.”
  • Seneca
    “Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.”
  • Tennessee Williams
    “Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. licour, licur, OF. licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere, to be liquid. See Liquid, and cf. Liqueur


In literature:

You may say that all men who drink liquor do not do such terrible things.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
I know a great many that never taste liquor under any circumstances.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
Liquor got into the brains of some folk, but it had gone into Natt's face.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
I have never known a town so reeking with liquor.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Oyster sauce is white sauce made by using the oyster liquor instead of stock.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Drain the oysters very carefully and strain the liquor.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
This also referred only to liquor as a beverage.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Its ingredients were one drop of Bitters and the remainder, poor liquor.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
I am sorry to say I have no liquor with me.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin

In poetry:

Bless thou besides the liquor and the meat,
Which thou hast given us to drink and eat,
As thou didst bless the paschal lamb of yore,
And the two fishes, by thy wond'rous pow'r ;
"Grace Before Meat" by Rees Prichard
Flee from the tavern, from excess refrain,
Seek not the champion, Liquor, to subdue,
For none e'er cou'd, o'er it, a conquest gain,
But they that timely from its strength with-drew.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
One hour to midnight—Sabbath morn drew near
Mid sights and sounds, "might make even angels weep;"
No prayers, save those for liquor, reach'd my ear;
No sounds, save oaths profane and curses deep.
"On Seeing A Dead Body of A Man" by Janet Hamilton
Approach the fire, thy shins its heat shall feel —
Approach thou pitch, it will thy garments stain —
Approach a serpent, it will sting thy heel —
Approach strong liquor, it will turn thy brain.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
ALEXANDER took the cup,
And from beneath his head a scroll,
He drank the liquor up,
And bade PHILLIP read the roll;
And PHILLIP look'd on the page, where shame,
Treason, and poison were named with his name.
"Alexander And Phillip" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Flee from a serpent, lest it sting thy heel —
Flee from the plague, lest it shou'd strike thee dead —
Flee from the fire, lest thou its force shou'dst feel —
Flee from strong liquor, lest it turn thy head.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

A new state law allows package liquor stores to open on Thanksgiving and.
With a box full of liquor and a houseful of friends, a little creativity can make for a night you won't soon forget — for better or worse.
Swain or Jackson counties could see a mini-windfall of their own if Harrah's purchases vast quantities of liquor from the ABC stores in either Bryson City or Sylva.
Suspect In Liquor Store Robbery Has Struck Before.
Saturday evening, officers responded to an armed robbery at Fillmore Liquor, located on the 800 block of East Fillmore.
A Watsonville woman was arraigned on assault charges Tuesday after her arrest in connection with a recent stabbing in the parking lot of a Freedom Boulevard liquor store.
Liquor store robbed at gunpoint.
Two men have been arrested in the robbery of a Woonsocket liquor store, police said Tuesday.
The Council will consider setting a public hearing on whether to raise some of the City liquor license fees in 2013.
RICHMOND — Richmond police have arrested two men in connection with a break-in at a local liquor store and the theft of more than $1,000 in cigarettes.
The bustling North Dakota oil patch community of Watford City has had only one off-sale liquor license for nearly 60 years, but that might soon change.
"Off-sale" refers to liquor that is sold to be consumed off the premises.
Change in liquor laws brings new business into Silverdale.
Changes in liquor laws raise spirits of Kansas bar owners, retailers.
5 violations found in liquor law checks.