(1)   Clear and bright
"The liquid air of a spring morning"
"Eyes shining with a liquid luster"
"Limpid blue eyes"
(2)   In cash or easily convertible to cash
"Liquid (or fluid) assets"
(3)   Smooth and unconstrained in movement
"A long, smooth stride"
"The fluid motion of a cat"
"The liquid grace of a ballerina"
(4)   Smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
"The liquid song of a robin"
(5)   Changed from a solid to a liquid state
"Rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
(6)   Existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow
"Water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
(7)   Filled or brimming with tears
"Swimming eyes"
"Sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"


(8)   A frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
(9)   The state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
(10)   A substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
(11)   A substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure



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  1. A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; 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 shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
    A liquid can freeze to become a solid or evaporate into a gas.
  2. An l or r sound.

Usage notes

The differentiation of a liquid as an incompressible fluid is not strictly correct, experiment having shown that liquids are compressible to a very limited extend. See fluid.


  1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
    liquid nitrogen
  2. Of an asset, easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
  3. Of a market, having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
    • 2005,
      The spot foreign exchange market is the world’s largest and most liquid financial market. With a daily trading volume of over $1.5 trillion, the spot forex market can absorb trading sizes that dwarf the capacity of any other market.