a country in West Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, next to Sierra Leone. Population: 3,317,176 (2003). Capital: Monrovia. The modern country of Liberia was established in 1822 as a place for black slaves from the southern US to go and live after they had been made free.
• a Liberian-registered oil tanker
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.