(countable and uncountable, plural liquors)
- A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (both).
- (chiefly US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
- In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
terms etymologically related to liquor
(third-person singular simple present liquors, present participle liquoring, simple past and past participle liquored)
- (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.
- To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Middle English, from licor, from Anglo-Norman licour, from Latin liquor (“fluidity, liquidness, a fluid, a liquid"), from liquere (“to be fluid or liquid"); see liquid.