From Middle English < licor < Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Liquor]] licur < Latin liquor (“‘fluidity, liquidness, a fluid, a liquid’”) < liquere (“‘to be fluid or liquid’”); see liquid.
- (UK) IPA: /lɪkə/, SAMPA: /lIk@/
- Homophones: licker (in non-rhotic accents)
- (US) IPA: /lɪkɝ/, SAMPA: /lIk@`/
NounModificarLiquor (countable and uncountable; plural Liquors)
- (obsolete in general sense) A liquid; later, a drinkable liquid.
- A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
- Patrono:Chiefly Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
- (strong alcoholic drink): spirits (British and Australasian English)
- (liquid obtained by cooking food): stock, pot liquor (American English)
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.
- (transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
- Liquor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Liquor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From liqueo (“‘I am liquid, fluid’”)
- liquor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “Liquor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879