Webster 1913 Edition
liquereto be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr.
rīto ooze, drop,
Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Yea, though he go upon the plane and
liquidwater which will receive no step.
Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.“Liquid melody.”
Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth;
Fluid and transparent;
Soluble glass, under
A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not gaseous and has a definite volume independent, of the container in which it is held. Liquids have a fixed volume at any given pressure, but their shape is determined by the container in which it is contained. Liquids, in contrast to gases, cannot expand indefinitely to fill an expanding container, and are only slightly compressible by application of pressure.
☞ Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not liquids.
A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute;
as,. M and n also are called liquids.
a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Fluid; flowing or capable of flowing; not fixed or solid. But liquid is not precisely synonymous with fluid. Mercury and air are fluid, but not liquid.
2.Soft; clear; flowing; smooth; as liquid melody.
3.Pronounced without any jar; smooth; as a liquid letter.
4.Dissolved; not obtainable by law; as a liquid debt. Obs.
1.A fluid or flowing substance; a substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and which flows on an inclined plane; as water, wine, milk, &c.
2.In grammar, a letter which has a smooth flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as l and r, in bla, bra. M and n are also called liquids.