cider

noun
ci·​der | \ ˈsī-dər How to pronounce cider (audio) \

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

Enjoy sandwiches, fruit, cake, cookies, cider and hot tea. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 19 June 2019 The brewery waste currently includes cider and beer, but despite its name, this waste is not bad product, just unsalable to the public, said Beaulieu. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Salvage Food is making 'balsamic' from leftover beer, but don't call it a vinegar company," 5 June 2019 The bill also allows hard cider manufacturers to sell cider and apple wine by the glass and bottle to visitors to consume on the premises. USA TODAY, "Fairy houses, feuding cousins, a fish app: News from around our 50 states," 3 June 2019 Frost glistened on puddles, and the air smelled of apple cider. Lorraine Allen, Good Housekeeping, "My Child Has a Severe Allergy, But I Secretly Ate Her Forbidden Food Anyway," 20 Dec. 2018 Mike and Ikes and the occasional paper cup of cider (preferably spiked). Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "I Always Take My Kids Trick-or-Treating. This Year I Was Fired.," 29 Oct. 2018 While many think of drinking a chilled cider in the fall months, the crisp flavors taste just as fresh in warmer weather. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Forget Rosé: These Are the Wines You Need to Be Sipping," 26 July 2018 Booker, a division of Tesco, is limiting customers to 10 cases of beer per day and just five cases of cider or soft drinks. Chris Morris, Fortune, "The UK Is Rationing Beer Because of a CO2 Shortage," 27 June 2018 Plus, find plenty of canned cider in spring's rosé releases below, and flashback to last summer's best frosés for weekend imbibing inspiration. Ashley Day, USA TODAY, "New wine cans for convenient summer fun," 25 May 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 How to pronounce cider (audio) \

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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