[ lee-ahr; French lee-ar ]
/ liˈɑr; French liˈar /

noun, plural li·ards [lee-ahrz; French lee-ar] /liˈɑrz; French liˈar/.

a former silver coin of France, the fourth part of a sol, issued from the 15th century to 1793 and made from copper after 1650.

Origin of liard

1535–45; named after G. Liard, 15th-century French minter

Definition for liard (2 of 2)


[ lee-ahrd, lee-ahrd, -ahr ]
/ ˈli ɑrd, liˈɑrd, -ˈɑr /


a river in W Canada, flowing from S Yukon through N British Columbia and the Northwest Territories into the Mackenzie River. 550 miles (885 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for liard (1 of 2)


/ (lɪˈɑːd) /


a former small coin of various European countries

Word Origin for liard

C16: after G. Liard, French minter

British Dictionary definitions for liard (2 of 2)


/ (ˈliːɑːd, liːˈɑːd, -ˈɑː) /


a river in W Canada, rising in the SE Yukon and flowing east and then northwest to the Mackenzie River. Length: 885 km (550 miles)
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