I. noun Etymology: Middle English licour, from Anglo-French, from Latin liquor, from liquēre Date: 13th century a liquid substance: as a. a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage b. a watery solution of a drug c. bath 2b(1) II. verb (liquored; liquoring) Date: 1502 transitive verb 1. to dress (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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  • Liquor — Liq uor (l[i^]k [ e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF. licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid. See {Liquid}, and cf. {Liqueur}.] 1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquor — [lik′ər] n. [altered (infl. by L) < ME licour < OFr licor < L liquor, akin to liquere: see LIQUID] 1. any liquid or juice [meat liquor] 2. an alcoholic drink, esp. one made by distillation, as whiskey or rum 3. Pharmacy a solution of… …   English World dictionary

  • Liquor — Liq uor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquored} (l[i^]k [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquoring}.] 1. To supply with liquor. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To grease. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Liquor fishermen s boots. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquor — c.1200, likur any matter in a liquid state, from O.Fr. licor fluid, liquid; sap; oil (Mod.Fr. liqueur), from L. liquorem (nom. liquor) liquidity, fluidity, also a liquid, the sea, from liquere be fluid, liquid (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid) (adj.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Liquor — Liquor, 1) Flüssigkeit; L. gastrĭcus, Magensaft; L. Morgagni, so v.w. Krystallfeuchtigkeit, s.u. Auge 1) A) k). L. pancreatĭcus, Bauchspeichel. L. prostatĭcus, Vorsteherdrüsensaft; bes. 2) künstlich bereitete, bes. zum pharmaceutischen Gebrauch:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Liquor — (lat.), Flüssigkeit, besonders Lösungen von Arzneimitteln, L. aluminii acetici, eine 7,5–8 proz. Lösung von basisch essigsaurer Tonerde; L. ammonii acetici, eine l5proz. Lösung von essigsaurem Ammoniak; L. ammonii anisatus, Mischung von 1 Teil… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Liquor — (lat.), Flüssigkeit; im Volksmund Bezeichnung des Ätherweingeistes (Hoffmanns Tropfen, s. Äther) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Liquor — Liquor, lat., Flüssigkeit; l. anodynus, Hoffmannstropfen. s. Aether …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • liquor — index alcohol Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • liquor — [likwɔʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1884, in D. D. L.; mot lat., « liquide ». ❖ ♦ Physiol. Partie liquide du sang à l état physiologique (sérum et fibrine) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Liquor — ↑ Likör …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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