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?
Recent Examples on the Web Coke isn't alone in culling its brand lineup, as food and beverage companies are cutting back on their product offerings during the pandemic to make their operations more efficient and meet growing demand for their most popular items. Allison Morrow, CNN, "Coca-Cola is discontinuing Tab after nearly 60 years," 16 Oct. 2020 Entrance will buy you your first beverage of choice and enter you in a raffle., "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 2 Oct. 2020 Even cooler, by adding nitrogen or nitrous oxide to your caffeinated beverage, your drink will taste better, have less acidity, and stay fresh much longer. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "Celebrate National Coffee Day with these highly caffeinated deals," 1 Oct. 2020 This Yeti bottle holds 18 ounces of liquid, and keeps your beverage hot or cold for hours. Katey Clifford, oregonlive, "October is Campus Sustainability Month: Be kind to the planet with these green products for the home," 1 Oct. 2020 Many, if not most of us, begin our day with a cup of joe and turn to our favorite hot beverage for an afternoon boost. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "Coffee and sports: From Olympic bans to stars crafting the pefect bubble brew," 29 Sep. 2020 Even the most amateur juicer will have no trouble extracting their next healthy beverage with the help of these new NutriBullet releases, so score yours today and start sipping on some fruits and veggies in all their liquid glory. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "Blender brand NutriBullet just introduced a fresh line of juicers," 3 Sep. 2020 Next, fire up the grill, pour your favorite beverage, and have at it. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become an Amateur Gold Miner," 27 Aug. 2020 But the boss still pressed him to swap his beverage for an alcoholic one. New York Times, "For Refusing a Drink With the Boss, He Was Slapped in the Face," 25 Aug. 2020

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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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20 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce beverage (audio)

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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