bever

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obsolete variant of beaver

bever

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intransitive verb

bev·​er
ˈbe-vər,
ˈbi-,
ˈbā-
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, chiefly British

bever

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noun (1)

bev·​er
ˈbe-vər,
ˈbi-,
ˈbā-
plural -s
dialectal, chiefly British
: trembling
all of a bever with cold

bever

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noun

be·​ver ˈbē-vər How to pronounce bever (audio)
ˈbā-
plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: a light lunch eaten between regular meals

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

frequentative of Middle English biven to tremble, from Old English beofian

Noun

Middle English, drinking, potation, from Middle French beivre, from beivre to drink

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“Bever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bever. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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