Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It may also be diluted with other liquids and used for a beverage.

If I had been getting the price for food and liquids which they received I might, perhaps, have been gay.

In liquids, such as water, the molecules do not pull nearly so hard on each other.

Water and all liquids evaporate when they are long exposed to the air.

I pass a certain electric current through these two liquids.

Food requires instruments to divide it, liquids to digest it.

These are removed by means of liquids called solvents that dissolve the stain.

Gases, liquids, and solids have been laid under contribution.

When we look to our planet, we find it to be an aggregate of solids, liquids, and gases.

You are not to eat between meals; you are not to take any liquids with your meals.


late 14c., from Old French liquide "liquid, running," from Latin liquidus "fluid, liquid, moist," figuratively "flowing, continuing," from liquere "be fluid," related to liqui "to melt, flow," from PIE *wleik- "to flow, run." Of sounds, from 1630s (the Latin word also was used of sounds). Financial sense of "capable of being converted to cash" is first recorded 1818.