bev·​er·​age ˈbev-rij How to pronounce beverage (audio)
: 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?
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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Beverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


bev·​er·​age ˈbev-(ə-)rij How to pronounce beverage (audio)
: a liquid for drinking

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