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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Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, as are soft drinks, beer, wine and other adult beverages. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 The fruit stars in beverages from all over the world, sometimes on it’s own, sometimes in a supporting role, but always with a refreshing tropical flair. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "3 pineapple drinks to cool off this summer," 3 July 2018 Barbecue, beer, wine and beverages will be available for purchase at the kiosks. Kerry Plummer, Howard County Times, "Woodstock music festival now to aid Ellicott City [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]," 21 June 2018 Barbecue, beer, wine and beverages will be available for purchase at the kiosks. Kerry Plummer,, "Country music fest to feature a rising star," 14 June 2018 Guests are asked to bring wine or a beverage of their choosing. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 12 June 2018 Hard sodas, cider, wine and non-alcoholic beverages also will be available. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Guide to Milwaukee beer gardens — 2018 edition," 4 May 2018 While there is modest evidence that red wine (and possibly other alcoholic beverages) may help reduce the risk of heart disease, more evidence is needed. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Free radicals, antioxidants and why you should maybe drink more red wine," 5 Apr. 2018 Coffee, espresso drinks, beer, wine and other beverages are also available as well as a kids' menu. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Sweet Paris serves crêpes with a cause," 2 Apr. 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

: 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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