beverage

noun
bev·​er·​age | \ ˈbev-rij , 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?

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Why do humans love champagne and other fizzy beverages so much, when most animals turn up their noses when it's offered? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles," 31 Dec. 2018 Amazon says this version, located on the sixth floor of the Macy’s building at 300 Pine Street in downtown Seattle, measures about 450 square feet and serves mainly pre-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, as well as beverages and snacks. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Amazon just launched a mini version of its cashier-less Go store in Seattle," 12 Dec. 2018 Ideal for so many cold beverages, for icy grapes, and for bubbly. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Every Party Host Needs A Champagne Bucket Built Into Their Counter, Right?," 15 Nov. 2018 Dilton took a combination of cyanide and some blue Kool-Aide-like beverage, which is what ultimately killed him. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About the "Riverdale" Season 3 Flashback Episode," 19 Oct. 2018 In today’s crowded craft beer market, sometimes the best-selling beverages are those with the most eye-catching names, such as Track 7’s Panic IPA or Reno As (Expletive) from Revision Brewing. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "These 15 Sacramento-area beers have the cleverest names of any released in 2018," 12 July 2018 But don't add these beverages to your next order just yet. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Starbucks Just Released a Dairy-Free Drink—But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Healthy," 10 July 2018 In the photos, Kendall holds a blue mug, presumably (or, at least for Kendall's sake, hopefully) full of a steaming hot beverage. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Kardashian-Jenner Sisters Are Taking Turns Posing *Almost* Naked in the Snow," 31 Dec. 2018 MiiR camp cup: Nothing beats a hot beverage in the morning, and our go-to mug is the BPA-free 12-ounce MiiR camp cup ($24.95). Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018

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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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beverage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beverage

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

beverage

noun
bev·​er·​age | \ ˈbe-və-rij , ˈbev-rij\

Kids Definition of beverage

: a liquid for drinking

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