liquid definition, meaning - what is liquid in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “liquid”

See all translations

liquid

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈlɪk.wɪd/
B1 a substance, such as water, that is not solid or a gas and that can be poured easily: Mercury is a liquid at room temperature.
More examples

liquid

adjective uk   us   /ˈlɪk.wɪd/

liquid adjective (MONEY)

in the form of money, rather than investments or property, or able to be changed into money easily: She has very few liquid assets as most of her wealth is tied up in property.

liquid adjective (SUBSTANCE)

in the form of a liquid: liquid hydrogen
liquidity
noun [U] uk   /lɪˈkwɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
Translations of “liquid”
in Arabic سائل…
in Korean 액체…
in Malaysian cecair…
in French liquide…
in Turkish sıvı…
in Italian liquido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體…
in Russian жидкость…
in Polish ciecz, płyn…
in Vietnamese lỏng…
in Spanish líquido…
in Portuguese líquido…
in Thai เหลว…
in German flüssig…
in Catalan líquid…
in Japanese 液体…
in Indonesian cair…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体…
(Definition of liquid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of liquid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “liquid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More