liquid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “liquid” in the English Dictionary

"liquid" in British English

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liquidnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlɪk.wɪd/
B1 a ​substance, such as ​water, that is not ​solid or a ​gas and that can be ​pouredeasily: Mercury is a liquid at ​roomtemperature.
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uk   us   /ˈlɪk.wɪd/

liquid adjective (MONEY)

in the ​form of ​money, ​rather than investments or ​property, or ​able to be ​changed into ​moneyeasily: 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
noun [U] uk   /lɪˈkwɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
(Definition of liquid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"liquid" in American English

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liquidnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlɪk·wɪd/

liquid noun [C/U] (SUBSTANCE)

chemistry, earth science a ​substance that ​flowseasily and is neither a ​gasnor a ​solid

liquidadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlɪk·wəd/

liquid adjective [not gradable] (OF MONEY)

in the ​form of ​money, ​rather than investments or ​property, or ​able to be ​changed into ​moneyeasily: liquid ​assets
(Definition of liquid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"liquid" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈlɪkwɪd/
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE in the ​form of ​cash, or able to be ​changed into ​cash easily: People should ​hold some ​cash in more liquid ​investments for ​emergencies. In such ​situations, it's advisable to ​keep your ​assets liquid.
FINANCE having ​cash: The ​fund will typically ​invest in large liquid ​companies.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET if a ​market is liquid, it is ​easy to ​buy and ​sell in it, and a lot of ​buying and ​sellingtakesplace: The ​foreignexchangemarket is the largest, most liquid ​market in the ​world.
(Definition of liquid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “liquid”
in Korean 액체…
in Arabic سائل…
in Malaysian cecair…
in French liquide…
in Russian жидкость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體…
in Italian liquido…
in Turkish sıvı…
in Polish ciecz, płyn…
in Spanish líquido…
in Vietnamese lỏng…
in Portuguese líquido…
in Thai เหลว…
in German flüssig…
in Catalan líquid…
in Japanese 液体…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体…
in Indonesian cair…
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