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liquor

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noun li·quor \ˈli-kər\

Simple Definition of liquor

  • : an alcoholic drink; especially : a strong alcoholic drink

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of liquor

  1. :  a liquid substance: as a :  a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage b :  a watery solution of a drug c :  bath 2b(1)

Examples of liquor in a sentence

  1. He drinks beer and wine, but he doesn't drink any hard liquor.

  2. vodka, whiskey, and other liquors



Origin and Etymology of liquor

Middle English licour, from Anglo-French, from Latin liquor, from liquēre


First Known Use: 13th century


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liquor

verb li·quor

Definition of liquor

liquored

liquoring

play \ˈli-k(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dress (as leather) with oil or grease

  3. 2 :  to make drunk with alcoholic liquor —usually used with up

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to drink alcoholic liquor especially to excess —usually used with up



1502

First Known Use of liquor

1502



LIQUOR Defined for Kids

liquor

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noun liq·uor \ˈli-kər\

Definition of liquor for Students

  1. :  a strong alcoholic beverage




Medical Dictionary

liquor

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noun li·quor \ˈlik-ər\

Medical Definition of liquor

  1. :  a liquid substance: asa:  a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverageb:  a solution of a medicinal substance usually in water—compare tincturec:  bath 2b(1)





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