See also: Liver
- (anatomy) A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. It is responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.
- Steve Jobs is a famous liver transplant recipient.
- (countable, uncountable) This organ, as taken from animals used as food.
- I'd like some goose liver pate.
- You could fry up some chicken livers for a tasty treat. — Nah, I don't like chicken liver.
- A dark brown colour, tinted with red and gray, like the colour of liver.
- The noun is often used attributively to modify other words. Used in this way, it frequently means "concerning the liver", "intended for the liver" or "made of liver" .
organ of the body
organ as food
liver (not comparable)
- Of the colour of liver (dark brown, tinted with red and gray).
liver (plural livers)
- Someone who lives (usually in a specified way).
- Ephori of Sparta, hearing a dissolute liver propose a very beneficial advise unto the people, commaunded him to hold his peace, and desired an honest man to assume the invention of it unto himselfe and to propound it.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.3.7:
- a wicked liver may be reclaimed, and prove an honest man […].
- Try if life be worth the liver's care.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:liver.