noun \ˈbir\

: an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavored with hops

: a drink made from roots or other parts of plants

Full Definition of BEER

:  an alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation
:  a carbonated nonalcoholic or a fermented slightly alcoholic beverage with flavoring from roots or other plant parts <birch beer>
:  fermented mash
:  a drink of beer

Examples of BEER

  1. Would you like beer with dinner?
  2. The pub brews its own beer.
  3. I'll have a beer, please.
  4. a couple of cold beers
  5. a glass of birch beer

Origin of BEER

Middle English ber, from Old English bēor; akin to Old High German bior beer
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail
BEER Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbir\

Definition of BEER for Kids

:  an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavored with hops
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