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liq·uor

 (lĭk′ər)
n.
1. An alcoholic beverage made by distillation rather than by fermentation.
2. A rich broth resulting from the prolonged cooking of meat or vegetables, especially greens. Also called pot liquor.
3. An aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance.
4. A solution, emulsion, or suspension for industrial use.
tr.v. liq·uored, liq·uor·ing, liq·uors
1. To steep (malt, for example).
2. Slang To make drunk with alcoholic liquor. Often used with up: was all liquored up.

[Middle English licour, a liquid, from Old French, from Latin liquor, from liquēre, to be liquid.]

liquor

(ˈlɪkə)
n
1. (Brewing) any alcoholic drink, esp spirits, or such drinks collectively
2. (Cookery) any liquid substance, esp that in which food has been cooked
3. (Pharmacology) pharmacol a solution of a pure substance in water
4. (Brewing) brewing warm water added to malt to form wort
5. in liquor drunk; intoxicated
vb
(Brewing) brewing to steep (malt) in warm water to form wort; mash
[C13: via Old French from Latin, from liquēre to be liquid]

liq•uor

(ˈlɪk ər or, for 3, -wɔr)
n.
1. a distilled beverage, as brandy or whiskey, as distinguished from a fermented beverage, as wine or beer.
2. any liquid substance, as broth from cooked meats or vegetables.
3. a solution of a medicinal substance in water or other liquid.
4. a usu. concentrated solution of a substance for use in the industrial arts.
v.t.
5. Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink (often fol. by up).
v.i.
6. Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor (often fol. by up).
[1175–1225; Middle English lic(o)ur < Old French < Latin liquor a liquid, orig. liquidity <liqu(ēre) to be liquid]

liquor


Past participle: liquored
Gerund: liquoring

Imperative
liquor
liquor
Present
I liquor
you liquor
he/she/it liquors
we liquor
you liquor
they liquor
Preterite
I liquored
you liquored
he/she/it liquored
we liquored
you liquored
they liquored
Present Continuous
I am liquoring
you are liquoring
he/she/it is liquoring
we are liquoring
you are liquoring
they are liquoring
Present Perfect
I have liquored
you have liquored
he/she/it has liquored
we have liquored
you have liquored
they have liquored
Past Continuous
I was liquoring
you were liquoring
he/she/it was liquoring
we were liquoring
you were liquoring
they were liquoring
Past Perfect
I had liquored
you had liquored
he/she/it had liquored
we had liquored
you had liquored
they had liquored
Future
I will liquor
you will liquor
he/she/it will liquor
we will liquor
you will liquor
they will liquor
Future Perfect
I will have liquored
you will have liquored
he/she/it will have liquored
we will have liquored
you will have liquored
they will have liquored
Future Continuous
I will be liquoring
you will be liquoring
he/she/it will be liquoring
we will be liquoring
you will be liquoring
they will be liquoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been liquoring
you have been liquoring
he/she/it has been liquoring
we have been liquoring
you have been liquoring
they have been liquoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been liquoring
you will have been liquoring
he/she/it will have been liquoring
we will have been liquoring
you will have been liquoring
they will have been liquoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been liquoring
you had been liquoring
he/she/it had been liquoring
we had been liquoring
you had been liquoring
they had been liquoring
Conditional
I would liquor
you would liquor
he/she/it would liquor
we would liquor
you would liquor
they would liquor
Past Conditional
I would have liquored
you would have liquored
he/she/it would have liquored
we would have liquored
you would have liquored
they would have liquored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liquor - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermentedliquor - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
aqua vitae, ardent spirits - strong distilled liquor or brandy
akvavit, aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arak, arrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bitters - alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
ouzo - a Greek liquor flavored with anise
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnaps - any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
mescal - a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodka - unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
lacing - a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
2.liquor - a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process; "waste liquors"
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
3.liquor - the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
broth, stock - liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces; "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"

liquor

noun
1. alcohol, drink, spirits, booze (informal), grog, hard stuff (informal), strong drink, Dutch courage (informal), intoxicant, juice (informal), hooch or hootch (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) The room was filled with cases of liquor.
2. juice, stock, liquid, extract, gravy, infusion, broth Drain the oysters and retain the liquor.

liquor

noun
Any liquid that is fit for drinking:
Translations
ليكير: مَشْروب كُحولي
destilát
spiritus
viina
likőr
áfengi
stiprus alkoholinis gėrimas
alkoholisks dzēriens
destilát
sprit

liquor

[ˈlɪkəʳ]
A. N (Brit) (frm) → licores mpl (US) → alcohol m
hard liquorlicores mpl espiritosos, bebidas fpl fuertes
to be in liquorestar borracho
to be the worse for liquorhaber bebido más de la cuenta, estar algo borracho
B. CPD liquor cabinet N (US) → mueble m bar
liquor store N (US) → bodega f, tienda f de bebidas alcohólicas, licorería f (LAm)

liquor

[ˈlɪkər] n (= alcohol) → boissons fpl alcoolisées, alcool m
sales of liquor → les ventes de boissons alcoolisées, les ventes d'alcool
I don't eat sugar; I don't drink liquor or coffee → Je ne mange pas de sucre; je ne bois ni alcool, ni café. hard liquor

liquor

n
(esp US, = whisky, brandy etc) → Spirituosen pl; (= alcohol)Alkohol m; people who drink hard liquorLeute, die scharfe Sachen trinken, Schnapstrinker pl; a strong liquorein hochprozentiges Getränk; the local liquorder am Ort hergestellte Schnaps; he can’t take his liquorer verträgt nichts
(= juice)Flüssigkeit f; potato liquorKartoffelwasser nt

liquor

[ˈlɪkəʳ] n (esp Am) → bevanda alcolica, alcolico

liquor

(ˈlikə) noun
strong alcoholic drink.

li·quor

1. n. licor, líquido acuoso que contiene sustancias medicinales;
2. término general aplicado a algunos líquidos del cuerpo.
References in classic literature ?
She drank the liquor from the glass as a man would have done.
Magua foolishly opened his mouth, and the hot liquor led him into the cabin of Munro.
In view of the good character to which your friends have testified, and on the condition that you do not touch liquor, I will not sentence you to jail, but will place you in charge of the probation officer.
The delicate compliment to their confidential relations and the slight stimulus of liquor had tremulously exalted Whiskey Dick.
The icy slope, the turn mistaken at night and in liquor, accounted for much--practically, in the end and after the inquest and boundless chatter, for everything; but there had been matters in his life-- strange passages and perils, secret disorders, vices more than suspected-- that would have accounted for a good deal more.
The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
Worst of all was the frightful bill that was still to come from Graiczunas for the beer and liquor that might be consumed.
I snatched my liquor flask from my knapsack, but the woman forbade me, and said:
Whenever his liquor begun to work he most always went for the govment.
He had liquor in him; I could see that; and besides, he always has.
The next moment the fumes of the liquor floated back insidiously over his brain; and the veteran, returning to his customary remedy, paced the passage in zigzag as usual, and kept watch on the deck of an imaginary ship.
When he stopped for drink, he moved this muffler with his left hand, only while he poured his liquor in with his right; as soon as that was done, he muffled again.