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?

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Turmeric, Ginger, Coconut Beverage Turmeric has become quite popular recently, so Trader Joe's made a refreshing beverage out of it. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Trader Joe's Is Releasing 7 New Products for Spring and Summer," 9 Apr. 2019 The user sits upright in the tub for a deep soak (like a hot tub) and can watch TV or have a beverage while soaking. Ed Del Grande, The Seattle Times, "Explore the depths of comfort with a cube tub," 19 Feb. 2019 That competition poses a challenge for PepsiCo and other food and beverage conglomerates looking to acquire small manufacturers: picking which healthy snacks will stick around for years or even decades and which ones will wind up being just a fad. Julie Creswell, New York Times, "PepsiCo to Acquire the Fruit and Veggie Snack Maker Bare Foods," 25 May 2018 The fear around sparkling water’s effect on teeth comes down to the beverage’s acidity. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Is Sparkling Water Bad for You in Some Way?," 5 Apr. 2019 There’s a midpoint stop with snacks and beverages at Battle Point Park and an optional Chili Feed at the finish line to benefit Bainbridge charities. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge and Seattle Home Show get ready to roll," 20 Feb. 2019 To understand what’s going on in Lakeland, look at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits LLC, one of the area’s top employers and the country’s biggest alcoholic-beverage distributor. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "This Thriving City—and Many Others—Could Soon Be Disrupted by Robots," 9 Feb. 2019 During the flight, the passenger then ordered two alcoholic beverages. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Delta passenger removed from plane for head-butting flight attendant," 21 Sep. 2018 There are other, smaller investors who also think that Endless West can produce profitable imitation alcoholic beverages. Alan Goldfarb, The Verge, "Artificial whiskey is coming, and one company is betting you’ll drink up," 23 Aug. 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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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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