bev·​er·​age | \ ˈbev-rij How to pronounce beverage (audio) , ˈbe-və- \

Definition of beverage

: a drinkable liquid

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Examples of beverage in a Sentence

Beverages are listed on the back of the menu. would anyone like a beverage with their snack?
Recent Examples on the Web Various media outlets reported that the foul taste was the result of beverage machines not being properly cleaned. Author: Maura Grunlund, Anchorage Daily News, "‘No criminality’ by Shake Shack workers in case of sickened New York officers," 16 June 2020 In its briefing, Oxfam calls out food and beverage industry titans like Coca-Cola, Unilever, General Mills among others. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, "The hunger crisis linked to coronavirus could kill more people than the disease itself, Oxfam warns," 12 July 2020 The Indiana Roof Ballroom, where the party normally is held, and its Crystal Catering team will be in charge of the assembly and delivery of the boxes, which will be filled with upscale food and beverage items from Hoosier businesses. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "What entertainment at the 2020 Indy 500 is canceled and what will be different," 10 July 2020 The Bucks own and operate the takeout restaurant; it's run by the food and beverage staff of Fiserv Forum, separate from the arena's restaurants. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fiserv Forum gets in the chicken-tenders-to-go biz with Cream City Cluckery," 8 July 2020 Agriculture and food and beverage, which have been identified as essential businesses, are seeking to anticipate the markets and manage disruptions to the supply chain. Benjamin Yount, Washington Examiner, "Report on Wisconsin coronavirus economy: Some jobs won't come back," 6 July 2020 On-site food and beverage will not available and alcohol consumption is prohibited. David Petkiewicz, cleveland, "Hundreds attend fireworks show at Lorain County Fairgrounds (photos)," 4 July 2020 The others were creating a special district, a prepared food and beverage tax, transient lodging tax and cell phone tax. oregonlive, "Portland considering November ballot measure for tax levy to fund parks system," 3 July 2020 Hays operates a half-dozen businesses in the food and beverage space in Dallas, and three are shut down and three remain open. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Dallas bar owners plan to sue Gov. Greg Abbott for shutting them down," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of beverage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beverage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere — more at potable

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The first known use of beverage was in the 15th century

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28 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of beverage

somewhat formal : something you can drink : a liquid for drinking


bev·​er·​age | \ ˈbe-və-rij How to pronounce beverage (audio) , ˈbev-rij \

Kids Definition of beverage

: a liquid for drinking

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