Definition of Liquor

1. Noun. An alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented.

2. Noun. A liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process. "Waste liquors"
Generic synonyms: Liquid

3. Noun. The liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked.
Exact synonyms: Pot Likker, Pot Liquor
Generic synonyms: Broth, Stock

Definition of Liquor

1. n. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.

2. v. t. To supply with liquor.

Definition of Liquor

1. Noun. (obsolete) A liquid. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A drinkable liquid. ¹

3. Noun. A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both). ¹

4. Noun. (Chiefly American English) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess. ¹

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Definition of Liquor

1. to intoxicate with liquor (an alcoholic beverage) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Liquor

1. 1. A liquid, especially an aqueous solution containing a medicinal substance. 2. A general term used in anatomical nomenclature for certain fluids of the body. See: solution. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Liquor

liquified natural gas
liquor (current term)
liquor amnii
liquor cerebrospinalis
liquor cotunnii
liquor entericus
liquor folliculi
liquor licence
liquor license
liquor store
liquor stores
liquor up
liquorice allsorts

Literary usage of Liquor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"If the patentee had restricted his claim to an exact degree of heat, either in the preparation or application of the liquor, his Datent would have been ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"An indictment against a druggist for the sale of intoxicating liquor is not had for not ... A sale of intoxicating liquor by a druggist to a physician, ..."

3. The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading by Hiram Martin Chittenden (1901)
"THE liquor TRAFFIC. Desire of the government to exclude liquor from the Indian country — Use of liquor by British traders — The practice of smuggling ..."

4. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"liquor traffic. American acad. of political and social science. ... liquor tax law: being chapter 112, laws of 18:16, as amended: annotated by W: K. ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"There is now no excise duty on beer : a duty was imposed by 12 Car. 2, c. 24, but that has been repealed by 11 Geo. 4 & 1 Wm. 4, c. 51. s. 2. No liquor is ..."

6. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Recommendation for legislative consideration of question of liquor traffic. ... Rept. on all moneys paid by Norfolk co. for convictions under liquor law of ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Legislation against the liquor evil in America dates from 1642, when the colony of ... Soon the license system won the approval of the liquor sellers, ..."

8. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"New Repub 4:35-6 Ag 14 '15 See aUo License system; liquor laws; liquor problem Canada ... Outlook 111: 773-4 Dl '15 liquor views of the prohibition wave. ..."

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