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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hard liquor mean? 

  The noun HARD LIQUOR has 1 sense:

1. an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

  Familiarity information: HARD LIQUOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hard liquor [BACK TO TOP]


An alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

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Nouns denoting foods and drinks


booze; hard drink; hard liquor; John Barleycorn; liquor; spirits; strong drink

Hypernyms ("hard liquor" is a kind of...):

alcohol; alcoholic beverage; inebriant; intoxicant (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hard liquor"):

aqua vitae; ardent spirits (strong distilled liquor or brandy)

firewater (any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum))

whiskey; whisky (a liquor made from fermented mash of grain)

vodka (unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia)

tequila (Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant)

mescal (a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant))

schnapps; schnaps (any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes)

rum (liquor distilled from fermented molasses)

ouzo (a Greek liquor flavored with anise)

gin (strong liquor flavored with juniper berries)

brandy (distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice)

bitters (alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots)

arak; arrack (any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses)

akvavit; aquavit (Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds)

lacing (a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage)

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