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[ li-kwid-i-tee ]

/ lɪˈkwɪd ɪ ti /

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a liquid state or quality.

the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash.



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Origin of liquidity

From the Latin word liquiditās, dating back to 1610–20. See liquid, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use liquidity in a sentence

  • As startups have stayed private longer and liquidity has become harder to secure for early employees and investors, more and more shareholders have looked for ways to unload their shares to others.

  • A Prospect spokesman disputed the claim, insisting that the company had “ample liquidity.”

  • In its study, Research Affiliates notes that hedge fund managers and other liquidity providers stockpile XYZ’s shares before it joins the S&P, first during the rumor period, then at a faster pace when the S&P makes it official.

  • If ad tech CEOs are ever going to find a liquidity event in the market then probably now is the last chance to do so for a while.

  • The market can digest it, but there is the potential for liquidity impact.

  • “During its tenure, the Ahmadinejad government has increased liquidity by more than 600 percent,” adds Zahedi.

  • But in these times of austerity, it may not have that kind of liquidity lying around.

  • With liquidity so low, share prices began to wildly fluctuate.

  • As banks began to face liquidity tightening in early 2007, discretion became the name of the game in the rate-fixing gambit.

  • Theres the John Maynard Keynes character arguing for fiscal stimulus to jolt the economy out of a liquidity trap.

  • The object of this is to keep the honey in a certain state of liquidity, by preventing the evaporation of the water it contains.

  • The Andalusian showed in her coy yet open air, in her small, broad hand and foot, in a languorous liquidity of eye.

  • The motion of liquidity which the surfaces possessed before contact is now checked, and the pieces of ice freeze together.

  • Cones built of lava vary in form according to the liquidity of the lava.

  • In many a place, criminals are the only ones who have any liquidity at all.

British Dictionary definitions for liquidity


the possession of sufficient liquid assets to discharge current liabilities

the state or quality of being liquid

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for liquidity

The condition of having enough money on hand to meet financial obligations without having to sell fixed assets, such as machinery or equipment.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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