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 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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  • Free-liver — Free liv er, n. One who gratifies his physical appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free liver — a person who follows a way of life that freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc. [1705 15] * * * free liver, a person who gives free indulgence to his appetites …   Useful english dictionary

  • free-liver — free liv·er …   English syllables

  • free-liver — /fri ˈlɪvə/ (say free livuh) noun someone who in their mode of life freely indulges their appetites. –free living, noun –free living, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • free-liver — noun someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom • Hypernyms: ↑free agent, ↑free spirit, ↑freewheeler …   Useful english dictionary

  • free liver — a person who follows a way of life that freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • free agent — noun 1. (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team • Topics: ↑sport, ↑athletics • Hypernyms: ↑professional, ↑pro 2. someone acting freely or even irresponsibly …   Useful english dictionary

  • free spirit — noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly • Syn: ↑free agent, ↑freewheeler • Derivationally related forms: ↑freewheel (for: ↑freewheeler) • Hypernyms: ↑pe …   Useful english dictionary

  • free-living — /fri ˈlɪvɪŋ/ (say free living) adjective 1. of or relating to a person who turns their back on obligations or responsibilities in order to indulge their appetites and desires to the full. 2. (of a worm) non parasitic or in a non parasitic stage.… …   Australian English dictionary

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