beverage

noun
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 The city is reporting the food and beverage tax collected in May was $44.4 million, more than double what was collected in May 2020, financial data shows. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 23 July 2021 Even though the changes sound minor, any tinkering with a beloved beverage can prompt serious anxiety from dedicated consumers, with many recalling the mid-'80s debacle that was New Coke. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 Even though the changes sound minor, any tinkering with a beloved beverage can prompt serious anxiety from dedicated consumers, with many recalling the mid-'80s debacle that was New Coke. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 According to a recent report by bw166, a global market research firm for alcohol beverage, U.S. rosé sales volume increased by an astounding 1433% from 2010 to 2020. Liz Thach, Forbes, 11 June 2021 With a cool beverage and some floaties, this pool day at home can be quite the easy one. Essence, 18 May 2021 Sadelle’s sit-down customers will likely start with a breakfast beverage: bellinis, mimosas or Aperol spritzes. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 11 May 2021 This event is free, and participants under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic beverage. New York Times, 3 Apr. 2021 Mitzi said that all nutrition locations have a test kitchen to see the amount of ingredients needed for each beverage. Laura Bednar, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2021

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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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29 Jul 2021

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“Beverage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beverage. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for beverage

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 How to pronounce beverage (audio) , ˈbev-rij \

Kids Definition of beverage

: a liquid for drinking

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