from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deliver.
  • noun One who lives or has life; one who continues to live.
  • noun One who resides; a resident; a dweller: as, a liver in Glasgow.
  • noun One who lives in a certain manner, the manner being expressed by an adjective: as, a good or evil liver, a fast liver, a loose liver (that is, a person of good or evil, fast, or loose habits); a good liver, a hearty liver (one addicted to good living or high feeding).
  • noun A fabulous bird borne upon the arms of Liverpool, England, traditionally supposed to have given a part of the name of that city. It has been variously identified. See liver, 2.
  • noun Temper, or irritation, as a result of a disorder of the liver.
  • noun In anatomy, a large gland, secreting bile and performing other important metabolic functions, situated in the upper part of the abdominal cavity on the right side.
  • noun Hence The bay or glossy ibis, Falcinellus igneus, which when adult has the plumage chiefly liver-colored or hepatic.
  • Lively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, lives.
  • noun A resident; a dweller.
  • noun One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective).
  • noun one who lives in an extravagant and dissipated way.
  • noun one given to the pleasures of the table.
  • noun a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
  • noun (Anat.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
  • noun See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
  • noun (Old Chem.) See Hepar.
  • noun the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a very large shark (Cetorhinus maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured for the sake of its liver, which often yields several barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone, by means of which it separates small animals from the sea water. Called also basking shark, bone shark, hoemother, homer, and sailfish; it is sometimes referred to as whale shark, but that name is more commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even larger.
  • noun yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots of chloasma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who has a special life style
  • noun liver of an animal used as meat
  • noun someone who lives in a place
  • adjective having a reddish-brown color
  • noun large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes


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