bever

Definition of bever

 (Entry 1 of 4)

obsolete variant of

bev·​er | \ ˈbe-vər, ˈbi-, ˈbā-\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of bever (Entry 2 of 4)

dialectal, chiefly British

bever

noun (1)
bev·​er | \ ˈbe-vər, ˈbi-, ˈbā-\
plural -s

Definition of bever (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal, chiefly British
: trembling all of a bever with cold

bever

noun
be·​ver | \ ˈbē-vər How to pronounce bever (audio) , ˈbā-\
plural -s

Definition of bever (Entry 4 of 4)

chiefly dialectal
: a light lunch eaten between regular meals

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History and Etymology for bever

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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