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 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 The Bourbons beat the Schlitz that night (both teams from Milwaukee and Kentucky were, appropriately, named after their state's alcoholic beverage of choice), but the Schlitz won the war, claiming the title with a 5-3 series victory. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "40 years ago, a Kentucky softball team won the first live game ever broadcast on ESPN," 6 Sep. 2019 Twelve bands play on two music stages, with a dozen and beverage purveyors on hand, kids' activities and more. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from the Tomato Romp to Harbor Fest," 5 Sep. 2019 Chef Yia Vang will be cooking up some of the group’s finest produce, Sweet Science Ice Cream will serve the sweet treats, and beverages will come from Bang Brewing, Du Nord Craft Spirits and Solo Vino. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "50 years of putting down Urban Roots on St. Paul’s East Side," 5 Sep. 2019 The model had a tough exterior and enough insulation—as thick as a fist, in spots—to keep beverages icy for longer. Louis Mazzante //, Popular Mechanics, "How the Yeti Tundra Became the Coolest Cooler," 1 Sep. 2019 Beat the heat with a lesson on photochemisty, biodiverity and beverages. Agatha French, Los Angeles Times, "These L.A. book events rival Labor Day barbecues and the beach," 30 Aug. 2019 Tea, coffee, and other beverages Tea bags, alcohol, and bottled or packaged juice are easy enough to keep on hand, but coffee requires forethought. NBC News, "What to have on hand to be ready if a natural disaster strikes," 28 Aug. 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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