- 1 English
- 2 Latin
- liquour (obsolete)
- (obsolete) A liquid.
- (obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
- A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
- (chiefly US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
- In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
- (strong alcoholic drink): spirits (British and Australasian English)
- (liquid obtained by cooking food): stock, pot liquor (American English), broth, bouillon
- (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.
- (transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
- (obsolete, transitive) To grease.
- Liquor fishermen's boots.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- liquor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- liquor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From liqueō (“I am liquid, fluid”)
Inflected form of liquō (“melt; filter”).