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liquor

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noun li·quor \ ˈli-kər \

Definition of liquor

:a liquid substance: such 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

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Origin and Etymology of liquor

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


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liquor

verb

Definition of liquor

liquored; liquoring play \ˈli-k(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to dress (something, such as leather) with oil or grease
2 :to make drunk with alcoholic liquor usually used with up
intransitive verb
:to drink alcoholic liquor especially to excess usually used with up

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First Known Use of liquor

1502



LIQUOR Defined for English Language Learners

liquor

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noun

Definition of liquor for English Language Learners

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


LIQUOR Defined for Kids

liquor

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noun liq·uor \ ˈli-kər \

Definition of liquor for Students

:a strong alcoholic beverage

Medical Dictionary

liquor

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noun li·quor \ ˈlik-ər \

medical Definition of liquor

:a liquid substance: as
a :a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage
b :a solution of a medicinal substance usually in water — compare tincture
c :bath 2b(1)


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