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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This year, a new crop of spendy, heavy-duty coolers promised to keep your beverages icier than ever. Adrienne So, WIRED, "The Best Coolers," 11 Aug. 2019 The bar offers serious mezcal-plus-vermouth and gin-and-chartreuse cocktails, so don’t forget to pair your beverages with food. James Charisma, Los Angeles Times, "A guide to Salt Lake City’s burgeoning bar scene," 3 Aug. 2019 Beer lovers often grapple with how to balance their beverage of choice with a healthy lifestyle. Alastair Bland, The Mercury News, "Is boozy kombucha really healthier than beer?," 1 Aug. 2019 Make the Most of your Nalgene Bottle Speaking of Nalgene bottles, drinking your favorite beverages out of them is just the start. Outside Online, "5 Ways to Impress Your Friends at the Campsite," 25 July 2019 Great fried chicken is juicy, crispy and packs a little heat so your beverage has to be able to harmonize with that. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Fried chicken with Champagne? Why this quirky culinary combo is a must-try," 2 July 2019 The magical invention made little nugget shaped ice with a divot in the center to cuddle our beverages. Leslie Anne Tarabella,, "An icy lesson of contentment," 18 June 2019 The cup holders are the perfect size for cans or bottles of your favorite beverage—not just beer. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "This Outdoor Beer Table Lets You Take The Party Anywhere," 15 June 2019 Alcohol companies are now seizing an opportunity to appeal to people who are focused on health and wellness by offering lower or non-alcoholic versions of their adult beverages. NBC News, "Pour decisions? The better educated you are, the more you drink," 14 June 2019

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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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a period when something is suspended

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