beer

noun
\ ˈbir How to pronounce beer (audio) \

Definition of beer

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

Examples of beer in a Sentence

Would you like beer with dinner? The pub brews its own beer. I'll have a beer, please. a couple of cold beers a glass of birch beer
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Highlights include live music, beer, wine, food and raffles along with electric-powered cars, motorcycles, bikes and vendors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Democratic Club hosts Campa-Najjar... community events this weekend," 7 June 2019 Enjoy beer, wine and coffee provided by Cook Catering. Anchorage Daily News, "Here is what you can expect for First Friday this week," 6 June 2019 The plane has 18 lie-flat Business class seats with entertainment systems, power and USB ports and complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Condor Airlines' nonstop Phoenix-Germany flights will expand in 2020," 5 June 2019 Also check the alcohol content — some kvasses have scant amounts and others can have 3 to 4 percent alcohol content, nearly as much as a light beer. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "Move over, quinoa. Kvass and celtuce are the hot new health foods," 12 Apr. 2019 This isn’t the first time that Dunkin’ Donuts has teamed up with a local brewery to produce a beer. BostonGlobe.com, "Harpoon and Dunkin’ Donuts are planning to release a beer this fall," 13 July 2018 With Burr reporting live for his station’s broadcast, an angry fan tossed a full beer into Burr’s face. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "World Cup reporter continued live shot after angry England fan threw beer in his face," 12 July 2018 Founded in 1995 as a beer and wings hangout near the beach in Fort Pierce, Hurricane Grill & Wings now has 50 locations across the United States, including in Coral Springs, Lake Worth, Miami, Pembroke Pines, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "South Florida's Hurricane Grill & Wings now part of Ponderosa, Fatburger family," 9 July 2018 Hazer also teamed up with 24 Carrots, a local café, to brew a special, seasonal beer that highlights Arizona’s citrus. Grace Palmieri, azcentral, "16 Arizona distillers, brewers, bartenders and others helping us drink smarter," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of beer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beer

Middle English ber, going back to Old English bēor, akin to Old High German bior "beer," Old Norse bjórr; perhaps all going back to a dissimilated form of Germanic *breura-, a nominal derivative of *brewwan- "to brew entry 1"

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beer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beer

: an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavored with hops
: a drink made from roots or other parts of plants

beer

noun
\ ˈbir How to pronounce beer (audio) \

Kids Definition of beer

: an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavored with hops

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