• A liquid, a fluid.
  • A drinkable liquid.
  • A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
  • A parsley sauce commonly served with traditional pies and mash.
  • Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation; more broadly, any alcoholic drink.
  • In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
  • A liquid in which something has been steeped.



  • From Middle English licour, from Anglo-Norman licour, from Latin liquor ("fluidity, liquidness, a fluid, a liquid"), from liqueo; see liquid. liqueur.

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