• (British) IPA: /ˈlɪk.ə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɪk.ɚ/


  1. (obsolete) A liquid, a fluid.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia:
      Thus Water also, or any other Liquor, included in a convenient vessel, by being warmed, manifestly expands it self with a very great violence […]
  2. (obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
  3. A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
  4. (UK, cooking) A parsley sauce commonly served with traditional pies and mash.
  5. (chiefly, US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation; more broadly, any alcoholic drink.
  6. 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.
  7. A liquid in which something has been steeped.
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liquor (liquors, present participle liquoring; past and past participle liquored)

  1. (intransitive) To drink liquor, usually to excess.
  2. (transitive) To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To grease.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene v]:
      Liquor fishermen's boots.

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