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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Other fans wander back to the infield, sit in their chairs, crack another beer, and wait for tomorrow. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 Catch a game and grub on wings and beer with your nearest and dearest at Buffalo Wild Wings. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "20 Restaurants That Will Stay Open on Easter Sunday," 12 Mar. 2019 So people would go get beer and then go get a greasy burger. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 Any of it: not the privilege to buy the best couch and the toothbrush that comes with a subscription, nor the kid with the insufferable name and the adorably doofy husband who drinks beer in stores. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me," 12 Dec. 2018 In a second bowl, whisk together molasses, eggs, and beer. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 The SugarHouse Casino, located right on the water in Fishtown, offers plenty of slot machines, a 28-table poker room, plus an urban beer garden, Fishtown Hops. Juliet Izon, Redbook, "And the Very Best City for a Girls' Getaway Is...," 7 Aug. 2018 Police cited the sisters for underage alcohol offenses at a Mexican restaurant in 2001, and that same year Jenna was also seen drinking beer at an Austin nightclub. Meagan Flynn, The Seattle Times, "‘No part of her life should be anyone’s clickbait’: Tabloid’s Malia Obama report draws rebukes on social media," 19 Feb. 2019 So, unlike your favorite coffee maker, your beer won't brew instantly. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Brew Your Own Beer At Home So Easily With LG's New HomeBrew Device," 9 Jan. 2019

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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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