liquor

liquor
liquory, adj.
/lik"euhr/ or, for 3, /lik"wawr/, n.
1. a distilled or spirituous beverage, as brandy or whiskey, as distinguished from a fermented beverage, as wine or beer.
2. any liquid substance, as broth from cooked meats or vegetables.
3. Pharm. solution (def. 6).
4. a solution of a substance, esp. a concentrated one used in the industrial arts.
v.t.
5. Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink (often fol. by up).
v.i.
6. Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor (often fol. by up).
[1175-1225; < L: a liquid, orig. liquidity (liqu(ere) to be liquid + -or -OR1); r. ME lic(o)ur < OF (F liqueur) < L liquorem, acc. of liquor]
Syn. 2. juice, drippings.

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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 up — {v. phr.}, {slang} To drink an excessive amount of liquor before engaging in some activity as if comparing oneself to a car that needs to be filled before a journey. * /Joe always liquors up before he takes Sue for a dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • liquor up — {v. phr.}, {slang} To drink an excessive amount of liquor before engaging in some activity as if comparing oneself to a car that needs to be filled before a journey. * /Joe always liquors up before he takes Sue for a dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 up — (or liquor someone up) informal get (or make someone) drunk …   Useful english dictionary

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