Liquid glass
Liquid Liq"uid (l[i^]k"w[i^]d), a. [L. liquidus, fr. liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r[=i] to ooze, drop, l[=i] to melt.] 1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid. [1913 Webster]

Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water which will receive no step. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physics) Being in such a state that the component molecules move freely among themselves, but have a definite volume changing only slightly with changes of pressure, and do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do when the volume of the container is increased; neither solid nor gaseous; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.

Note: Liquid substances may form a definite interface with gases, whereas the molecules of different gases freely intermingle with each other. [1913 Webster +PJC ]

3. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones. ``Liquid melody.'' --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

4. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters. [1913 Webster]

5. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air. [1913 Webster]

6. Clear; definite in terms or amount. [Obs.] ``Though the debt should be entirely liquid.'' --Ayliffe.

7. (Finance) In cash or readily convertible into cash without loss of principle; -- said of assets, such as bank accounts, or short-term bonds tradable on a major stock exchange. [PJC]

{Liquid glass}. See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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