Fast liver
Liver Liv"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster]

And try if life be worth the liver's care. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster]

3. One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver. [1913 Webster]

{Fast liver}, one who lives in an extravagant and dissipated way.

{Free liver}, {Good liver}, one given to the pleasures of the table.

{Loose liver}, a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Liver — Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast — Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast and loose — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast and loose pulleys — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liver — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lifer; akin to Old High German lebra liver Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large very vascular glandular organ of vertebrates that secretes bile and causes important changes in many of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Liver! Lung! FR! — Infobox Album | Name = Liver! Lung! FR! Type = Live album Artist = Frightened Rabbit Released = October 21, 2008 (US) March 30, 2009 (UK Europe) Recorded = The Captain s Rest, Glasgow July 30, 2008 Genre = indie rock Length = Label = Fat Cat… …   Wikipedia

  • liver — noun 1 (C) a large organ in your body which produces bile (1) and cleans your blood 2 (U) the livers of animals used as food 3 a clean/fast etc liver someone who lives their life in a morally good, exciting etc way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Free liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Good liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loose liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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