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

Definition of beverage

: a drinkable liquid

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 Food and beverage companies, such as Tyson and Kraft Heinz, have been scrambling to find suppliers of the gas, which is used for putting fizz into drinks and freezing frozen meats and pizzas. Nik Popli, Time, 22 Sep. 2022 Parking shortages are annoying travelers—and higher prices on everything from parking to food and beverage are feeding the dissatisfaction. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 But travelers are met with fewer flights, more crowded terminals and limited food and beverage options, the new J.D. Power study says. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 21 Sep. 2022 Presented by Local First Arizona, the event is back after a three-year hiatus to celebrate local food and beverage. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2022 According to the German Brewers Association, the food and beverage industry is the second-biggest consumer of energy in the country behind the chemical industry. WSJ, 17 Sep. 2022 The ordinance puts no caps on dispensaries, cultivators, microcultivators, producers, food and beverage manufacturers, product manufacturers, product packaging, delivery service or transporters, according to Tyler. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 16 Sep. 2022 The plan for a 14-story, 290-room hotel, which will also include up to 30,000 square feet of street-level retail, food and beverage space, was submitted to the Detroit Downtown Development Authority this week. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep. 2022 Plus, the recent addition of food and beverage concepts Toro Toro, led by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, and Bandista, an ultra-exclusive speakeasy-style cocktail bar hidden within the hotel's walls, has only added to its appeal. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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27 Sep 2022

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“Beverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for beverage


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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