cider

noun
ci·der | \ ˈsī-dər \

Definition of cider 

1 : fermented apple juice often made sparkling by carbonation or fermentation in a sealed container

2 : the expressed juice of fruit (such as apples) used as a beverage or for making other products (such as applejack)

Examples of cider in a Sentence

a cup of apple cider

Recent Examples on the Web

According to Ryan Burk, Angry Orchard's head cider maker, the exciting ice cream holiday prompted this delicious collaboration. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "This Summer's Biggest Boozy Trend Just Got Its Own Ice Cream Flavor," 10 July 2018 The festival offers samples from more than 70 ciders and nano brews and live entertainment. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Start making pretzel necklaces now: Beer festival season is in full pour," 9 July 2018 Two other taps are reserved for rotating ciders and a small wine list available as well. Benjy Egel And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Countdown begins on Track 7's East Sac launch. Here's when it opens - and what's on the menu," 6 July 2018 An uncharacteristic summer heatwave – and an unexpectedly strong World Cup performance by the English team – have increased demand for beer, cider and soda at the same time as supply has been hit. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Brits Are Running Low on Crumpets and Beer as CO2 in Short Supply," 2 July 2018 Craft Wine and Beer is an inimitable imbibing experience, where provocative and often obscure wine, beer, cider and sake bottles from around the country and world can be consumed there or taken to go. Natasha Bourlin, SFChronicle.com, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 And others just come for the extensive farm market, cider and live music. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "10 great pick-your-own farms across the USA," 22 June 2018 Turner’s teenage daughter passed out cider and cookies. Ben Austen, The New Republic, "How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality," 21 June 2018 These blends lead to flavorful varieties like the crisp Bob’s Your Uncle dry English cider and the semisweet Lil’ Blondie, a potential Music City alternative to rosé. Alia Akkam, Billboard, "Nashville Remastered: Five Renovated Landmarks Generating Excitement in Music City," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of cider

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cider

Middle English sider, sedyr, cidre "alcoholic drink (in Biblical translations and references), cider," borrowed from Anglo-French sizre, ciser, cydre, going back to Gallo-Romance *cīsera, by metathesis form of Late Latin (Vulgate) sīcera "alcoholic drink," borrowed from Greek (Septuagint) síkera, borrowed from Hebrew shēkhār, from a Semitic base š-k-r, whence Hebrew shākhar "become drunk," Arabic sikara

Note: The medieval French form sizre is attested once, in the 12th-century Cambridge, or Eadwine Psalter, where it appears as a translation of the Latin siceram in Psalm 68:14 (the Vulgate has vinum in this passage). (For other medieval outcomes and modern dialect forms see Französisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, v. 11, pp. 589-90.) Presumably *cīs(ĕ)ra yielded *tsizdra, which with loss of the internal sibilant yielded cidre (see Pierre Fouché, Phonétique historique du français, vol. 3 [Paris: Klincksieck, 1966], p. 822). Latin sīcera and its vernacular outcomes were likely disseminated and applied to the fermented juice of fruit, especially apples, in monasteries, particularly in non-wine-producing areas of Europe such as Normandy; Norman localization would also account for the thorough penetration of the word into Anglo-French.

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cider

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cider

: a drink made from apples

cider

noun
ci·der | \ ˈsī-dər \

Kids Definition of cider

: the juice pressed out of fruit (as apples) and used especially as a drink and in making vinegar

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