a distilled or spirituous beverage, as brandy or whiskey, as distinguished from a fermented beverage, as wine or beer.
any liquid substance, as broth from cooked meats or vegetables.
Pharmacology, (def 6).
a of a substance, especially a concentrated one used in the industrial arts.
Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink (often followed by up).
Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor (often followed by up).
He was an alleged extortion victim of Bulger, who had engaged in a hostile takeover of a liquor store that Rakes once owned.
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The possibilities seem endless: Who needs a trip to the liquor store when the toddler can turn water into wine, amirite?
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He turned it down at first and agreed to do it only because the producer sent him a case of liquor and some flowers.
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The cafés, taverns, laundries, shoe-repair shops and liquor stores are all closed.
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The liquor conglomerate also produces the single malts Talisker and Oban.
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Alabama forbids the sale of liquor for everything but the communion.
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He had been drinking, and the warmth of the liquor was in his voice.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Suffer them to stand together one hour, then decant the liquor.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale
Also, for the most part, they were just then more or less in liquor.
Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
Send the liquor you intend for me to my hospital in the rear.
Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
any alcoholic drink, esp spirits, or such drinks collectively
any liquid substance, esp that in which food has been cooked
(pharmacol) a solution of a pure substance in water
(brewing) warm water added to malt to form wort
in liquor, drunk; intoxicated
(brewing) to steep (malt) in warm water to form wort; mash
c.1200, likur “any matter in a liquid state,” from Old French licor “fluid, liquid; sap; oil” (Modern French liqueur), from Latin liquorem (nominative liquor) “liquidity, fluidity,” also “a liquid, the sea,” from liquere “be fluid, liquid” (see liquid (adj.)). Narrowed sense of “fermented or distilled drink” (especially wine) first recorded c.1300. To liquor up “get drunk” is from 1845. The form in English has been assimilated to Latin, but the pronunciation has not changed.
liquor liq·uor (lĭk’ər)
An aqueous solution, especially of a medicinal substance.
An alcoholic beverage made by distillation rather than by fermentation.
(lī’kwôr, lĭk’wôr) In anatomical nomenclature, a term for any of several body fluids.
hard liquor, pot liquor
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the quality or state of being , especially the ability to read and write. possession of education: to question someone’s literacy. a person’s knowledge of a particular subject or field: to acquire computer literacy; improving your financial literacy. Contemporary Examples Mom has brought the importance of literacy to the front lines, and this will be […]
objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish. a condition of disorder or untidiness: We were appalled at the litter of the room. a number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at one birth: a litter of six kittens. a framework of cloth stretched between two parallel bars, for the transportation of a sick […]
of or relating to formal public worship or . of or relating to the or Eucharistic service. of or relating to liturgics. Contemporary Examples Yet, we are on the brink of one of the two most significant fast days on the Jewish liturgical calendar. Today’s Lamentations Aryeh Cohen July 28, 2012 And clergy, bedecked in […]