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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So come Sunday, the winner of the Grand Prix class will be rewarded with a 93-year-old trophy, which is actually a cup that no doubt could hold gallons of your favorite beverage. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Boat racers take aim at trophy with a tale," 13 Sep. 2019 Tea drinkers may not know it, but the Chinese tariffs in the ongoing trade war are making their favorite beverage more expensive. Christopher Keating,, "Trade war with China is hitting Connecticut, and tea drinkers are paying more," 1 Sep. 2019 According to Starbucks, the PSL is its top-selling seasonal beverage of all time with more than 424 million sold in the U.S. since its release. Editors, USA TODAY, "Tropical Storm Dorian, Missouri abortion law, Pumpkin Spice Latte: 5 things to know Tuesday," 27 Aug. 2019 Pro tip: Alternate between your alcoholic beverage and a glass of water. Samantha Lauriello,, "How to Prevent a Hangover, According to a Doctor," 26 Aug. 2019 Everyone grabs for their tottering beverages, trying desperately to prevent spritzes and garnishes and straws (paper, natch) from making contact with summer whites. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "This 20-Cent Wedge of Plastic Will Make You a Restaurant Hero," 26 Aug. 2019 Connor stared dejectedly at his beverage, now tainted by collectivism. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, "The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes," 14 Aug. 2019 So settle in with your pumpkin spice beverage of choice and prepare to feast on a healthy serving of blood and guts in the macabre manner that only horror movies can provide. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fall's Upcoming Horror Releases," 6 Sep. 2019 Free hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served while supplies last., "North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce hosts Mayoral Forum Sept. 25: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 6 Sep. 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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