bev·​er·​age | \ˈbev-rij, 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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Swander targets investments in consumer-product companies with up to $500 million of revenue in the sectors that span food and beverage; body and wellness; and home and family. WSJ, "Swander Pace Backs Meal Replacement Nutrition Provider," 29 Nov. 2018 Crew members in housekeeping or food and beverage may only be promised $2 a day, and tips often make up 95 percent of their income. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "The case against cruises," 15 Nov. 2018 For more information visit Danone North America: Danone North America is a top food and beverage company, and as the world’s largest Certified B Corp™, the company aims to bring health through food to as many people as possible. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Raise the Green Bar Sustainability Summit.," 16 Oct. 2018 Each year, our readers tell us what matters—and once again, these airports got high marks for a variety of excellent food and beverage choices, retail therapy, fast (and free) Wi-Fi, fitness options, ease of connection, and more. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Airports in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Thanks to Montana Tech, the town always has a healthy population of undergraduates, so the food and beverage options are broader than in other small Montana towns. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Bozeman, Butte, Big Sky, and Back: The Ultimate Southwest Montana Road Trip," 31 Aug. 2018 In order to receive a free small order of French fries and a beverage at this fast food restaurant, customers have to sign up to receive the company’s emails and make a $6 burger purchase., "How to Get Free McDonald's Fries and More Deals on Friday for National French Fry Day," 13 July 2018 The maker of Gatorade, Mountain Dew, and Tropicana said Tuesday that sales volume declined for its North American beverage unit in the second quarter., "SoftBank raises stake in Yahoo Japan in purchase from Altaba," 11 July 2018 Hardee’s: Join the email list, get a free small fries and beverage coupon with purchase of one-third pound Thickburger. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Celebrate National French Fry day with what else, french fry deals," 13 July 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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The first known use of beverage was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of beverage

: something you can drink : a liquid for drinking


bev·​er·​age | \ˈbe-və-rij, ˈbev-rij\

Kids Definition of beverage

: a liquid for drinking

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