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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Liquid \Liq"uid\ (l[i^]k"w[i^]d), a. [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r[=i] to ooze, drop, l[=i] to melt.]
Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water which will receive no step.
(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.
Note: Liquid substances may form a definite interface with gases, whereas the molecules of different gases freely intermingle with each other.
Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones. ``Liquid melody.''
Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
Clear; definite in terms or amount. [Obs.] ``Though the debt should be entirely 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 glass. See Soluble glass, under Glass.
Liquid \Liq"uid\, n.
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.
Note: Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not liquids.
(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 measure, a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old French liquide "liquid, running," from Latin liquidus "fluid, liquid, moist," figuratively "flowing, continuing," from liquere "be fluid," related to liqui "to melt, flow," from PIE *wleik- "to flow, run." Of sounds, from 1630s (the Latin word also was used of sounds). Financial sense of "capable of being converted to cash" is first recorded 1818.
"a liquid substance," 1709, from liquid (adj.). Earlier it meant "sound of a liquid consonant" (1520s).
a. 1 Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure. 2 (context finance of an asset English) Easily sold or disposed of without losing value. 3 (context finance of a market English) Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy. 4 Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones. 5 Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth. 6 Fluid and transparent. n. (context physics English) 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.
clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes" [syn: limpid]
smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; "the liquid song of a robin"
yielding; lacking any hint of hardness; "the liquid stillness of the night enveloping him"; "the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel"
in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets" [syn: fluid]
n. a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
a frictionless non-nasal continuant (especially `l' and `r')
"Liquid" is a power ballad by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's third album Hell of a Tester on 2 November 1998.
The single was released in 1998 by the record label Warner Music Finland. The single (which was the first one from the album Hell of a Tester) features only the track "Liquid". "Liquid" is a slow and melodic song, maybe one of the band's slowest songs ever.
It reached number two on the Finland singles chart and made it in the Top 40 on MTV Nordic. It was voted Single of the Year for 1998 by music critics and fans.
Liquid is a collaborative EP by American rapper/producer Le1f and producer Boody, released on November 19, 2012.
Victor Manuel Oquendo (born July 10, 1979), who goes by the stage name Liquid, is an American Christian hip hop musician and Christian R&B recording artist. His only album, Tales from the Badlands, was released by Gotee Records, in 2005.
Liquid is a phase of matter.
Liquid may also refer to:
- Liquidamber, a genus of four species of flowering plants in the family Altingiaceae
- Liquid consonant, an approximate consonant (like /l/, /r/) that does not correspond phonetically to a specific vowel
- Liquid crystal, substances that exhibit a phase of matter that has properties between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal
- Liquid layout, a web design that does not rely upon fixed widths
- Market liquidity, the ability to buy or sell a particular commodity quickly without causing a significant price fluctuation
- Accounting liquidity, the ability of a debtor to pay their debts as and when they fall due
- Liquid Entertainment, a computer game development company
- Liquid Snake and Liquid Ocelot, characters in the Metal Gear video game franchise
- Team Liquid, an electronic sports team and community website
In music and dance:
- Liquid (Recoil album), a 2000 music album by Recoil
- Liquid (Urlaub in Polen album), a 2009 music album by Urlaub in Polen
- Liquid (EP), an EP by Le1f & Boody
- "Liquid" (The Rasmus song), a 1998 song by The Rasmus
- "Liquid" (Jars of Clay song), a 1995 song by Jars of Clay
- Liquid (musician), Eamon Downes, creator of the seminal dance anthem Sweet Harmony
- Liquid funk, a subgenre of drum and bass
- Liquid V, a Liquid funk record label
- Liquid dancing, a form of dance in which a dancer's gesticulations flow fluidly
Liquid is the second full-length album and fifth studio release by Recoil, released by Mute Records on March 21, 2000. It was recorded at Alan Wilder's home studio, The Thin Line, in Sussex, during sessions that lasted from July 1998 to June 1999. The album was produced by Alan Wilder, with production assistance and co-ordination by Hepzibah Sessa, and additional production and sound design by PK. Liquid is Recoil's fifth album release.
Liquid's music continues in much the same vein as his previous album, Unsound Methods, but it considered to be a concept album revolving around a near-death experience in 1994. Wilder and his partner, Hepzibah Sessa, were driving in Scotland and a Tornado Bomber hit a hillside in front of them, and two airmen were killed. The idea of the album, especially the bookending track "Black Box", centered on what was going through the pilot's last moments of life.
Recoil again picked a diverse set guest vocalists - internationally acclaimed (and fellow Mute artist) Diamanda Galás, 1940s gospel singers the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, New York spoken word performers Nicole Blackman and Samantha Coerbell, and Catalan narrator (and Recoil fan) Rosa Torras. Additional musicians utilized were Curve's Dean Garcia ( bass) and Steve Monti ( drums), Ian Dury and the Blockheads' Merlin Rhys-Jones ( guitar), and Miranda Sex Garden's Hepzibah Sessa ( violin).
Of note is the track "Jezebel", which features the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet. There is some debate that it was inspired by the Moby album Play (released a year prior to Liquid) and its use of Alan Lomax field recordings. However, a similar track appears on Recoil's 1992 Bloodline album, "Electro Blues for Bukka White", dispelling this idea. Furthermore, Moby appeared on the Bloodline album, which has led some to believe Play was inspired by Bloodline.
Nine Inch Nails played the Liquid album before taking the stage during their Fragility tour in 2000.
Liquid are a British dance act, formed by Eamon Downes (a.k.a. Ame) and Shane Heneghan (a.k.a. DJ Model).
"Sweet Harmony", Liquid's first and best-known track, layered the house music of CeCe Rogers' "Someday" over rolling, breakbeats. Initially released in 1991 on the self-pressed white label "Liquid EP" of 500 copies, it was re-released to a wider audience on XL Recordings in the following year.
The "Sweet Harmony" single was followed by the The Future Music EP which included "Liquid is Liquid". Following Heneghan's departure from the band after the first two releases, Liquid's reputation for recording alternative dancefloor fillers was cemented with "Time To Get Up" and the flamenco guitars of "One Love Family" - both of which were Mixmag 'singles of the week'.
The first three EPs were recorded with producer Jezz Wright at Blockhouse.
Liquid have achieved Top 40 singles in the UK, and several European hits. The NME described the XL recordings albumLiquid Culture as "sophisticated, soulful techno". Liquid has performed live in many countries over many years. December 2007 saw the re-release of "Sweet Harmony" on XL recordings with remixes by James Talk, Dave Spoon and Streetlife DJs. A drum and bass remix of " Sweet Harmony" by Danny Byrd was "getting primetime airplay all over Radio 1" in early 2010.
A liquid is a nearly incompressible fluid that conforms to the shape of its container but retains a (nearly) constant volume independent of pressure. As such, it is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, gas, and plasma), and is the only state with a definite volume but no fixed shape. A liquid is made up of tiny vibrating particles of matter, such as atoms, held together by intermolecular bonds. Water is, by far, the most common liquid on Earth. Like a gas, a liquid is able to flow and take the shape of a container. Most liquids resist compression, although others can be compressed. Unlike a gas, a liquid does not disperse to fill every space of a container, and maintains a fairly constant density. A distinctive property of the liquid state is surface tension, leading to wetting phenomena.
The density of a liquid is usually close to that of a solid, and much higher than in a gas. Therefore, liquid and solid are both termed condensed matter. On the other hand, as liquids and gases share the ability to flow, they are both called fluids. Although liquid water is abundant on Earth, this state of matter is actually the least common in the known universe, because liquids require a relatively narrow temperature/pressure range to exist. Most known matter in the universe is in gaseous form (with traces of detectable solid matter) as interstellar clouds or in plasma form within stars.
Usage examples of "liquid".
Fifty eggs well fried will yield about five ounces of this oil, which is acrid, and so enduringly liquid that watch-makers use it for lubricating the axles and pivots of their most delicate wheels.
Pakistan has been producing and testing, on an experimental basis, a wide range of odd drugs, both amphetamines and narcotics, in pill, liquid, and aerosol form.
The language was unfamiliar, yet so liquid, so graceful in the ear that it seemed Alec could almost grasp it-and that if he did it would reveal a depth of meaning his own language could never achieve.
He withdrew a small aliquot of the liquid and began setting up his test apparatus.
When the whale is ill, the ambergris is formed--I suppose you could say it is no more complicated than the process by which phlegm is formed in your throat when you have a cold, and the whale coughs it up, or spews it out in the form of a liquid which hardens on exposure to the air.
More than once she reached toward the flagon, seduced by the ambery liquid.
Aniline when pure is a colorless liquid, possessing a rather ammoniacal odor.
Each one was large and curved, containing a bubbling yellowish liquid like amniotic fluid.
Inside the Snake Den all was amorphous liquid mud, owing to the copious seepage.
I invented for the same purpose the ether spray process, in which a benumbing cold was produced by projecting a volatile liquid like ether or amylene, or a stream of compressed gas .
I can reply is even the most rugged, xenophile, radiation-resistant cryophilic anaerobes we can imagine are going to have a hard time maintaining more than a toehold on current-day Mars, spending most of their time in a non-metabolic, frozen state, waiting for the times when conditions are right and water can be briefly liquid on the surface.
Sage 5 ts Liquid hickory smoke Andouille was a great favorite in nineteenth-century New Orleans.
He reached for the bottle of liquid antacid that sat on the dresser, opened it, tilted it, and drank deeply.
It exercises some aperient action, and the liquid in which turnips are boiled will increase the flow of urine.
But if the relation of liquids to their vapors be that here shadowed forth, if in both cases the molecule asserts itself to be the dominant factor, then the dispersion of the water of our seas and rivers, as invisible aqueous vapor in our atmosphere, does not annul the action of the molecules on solar and terrestrial heat.