Verb vs Liquor - What's the difference?

verb | liquor |

As nouns the difference between verb and liquor

is that verb is verb while liquor is (obsolete) a liquid.

As a verb liquor is

to drink liquor, usually to excess.



(wikipedia verb)


(en noun)
  • (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
  • The word “speak” is an English verb .
  • (obsolete) Any word; a vocable.
  • (South)

    Usage notes

    Verbs compose a fundamental category of words in most languages. In an English clause, a verb forms the head of the predicate of the clause. In many languages, verbs uniquely conjugate for tense and aspect.


    * 2001 — , Artemis Fowl , p 221 *: Then you could say that the doorway exploded. But the particular verb doesn't do the action justice. Rather, it shattered into infinitesimal pieces.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * adverb * anomalous verb * auxiliary verb * boot verb * copular verb * coverb * defective verb * ditransitive verb * dynamic verb * full verb * helping verb * impersonal verb * intransitive verb * irregular verb * linking verb * modal verb * passive verb * phrasal verb * preverb * reflexive verb * regular verb * serial verb * stative verb * subject-verb agreement * transitive verb * verb inflection * verb phrase * verb tense * verbal * verbal complement * verbal noun * verbal regency * verbless clause


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, nonstandard, colloquial) To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
  • * a. 1981 Feb 22, unknown Guardian editor as quoted by William Safire, On Language'', in ''New York Times , pSM3
  • Haig, in congressional hearings before his confirmatory, paradoxed his auditioners by abnormalling his responds so that verbs were nouned, nouns verbed and adjectives adverbised. He techniqued a new way to vocabulary his thoughts so as to informationally uncertain anybody listening about what he had actually implicationed... .
  • * 1997 , David. F. Griffiths, Desmond J. Higham, learning LATEX , p8
  • Nouns should never be verbed .
  • * 2005 Oct 5, Jeffrey Mattison, Letters'', in ''The Christian Science Monitor , p8
  • In English, verbing nouns is okay
  • To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
  • * 1946 : Rand Corporation, The Rand Paper Series
  • For example, one-part versions of the proposition "The doctor pursued the lawyer" were "The doctor verbed the object," ...
  • * 1964 : Journal of Mathematical Psychology
  • Each sentence had the same basic structure: ''The subject transitive verbed''' the object who intransitive '''verbed in the location''.
  • * 1998 : Marilyn A. Walker, Aravind Krishna Joshi, Centering Theory in Discourse
  • The sentence frame was ''Dan verbed Ben approaching the store''. This sentence frame was followed in all cases by ''He went inside''.

    See also

    * * copula * auxiliary verb * main verb English autological terms ----



    Alternative forms

    * liquour (obsolete)


  • (obsolete) A liquid.
  • (obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
  • A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
  • (chiefly, US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (strong alcoholic drink) spirits (British and Australasian English) * (liquid obtained by cooking food) stock, pot liquor (American English), broth, bouillon

    Derived terms

    * hold one's liquor * liquor lounge * liquor store


    (en verb)
  • To drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • (obsolete) To grease.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Liquor fishermen's boots.
    (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)


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