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

Freebies Grab a free apple cider doughnut at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, made fresh daily in the Apple Barrel market. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "National Doughnut Day Deals, Specials In Connecticut," 29 May 2018 Avoid vinegars with overly bossy or clashing flavors, like balsamic and apple cider. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Fresh, Homemade Salsa & Common Mistakes to Avoid," 22 May 2018 Although the recipes are the same, the Long Grove Confectionery Co. sold its Chocolate Fest exclusive Johnny Pop — an apple cider doughnut covered in milk chocolate that’s served on a stick — out of its new location on Confectionery Lane. Lindsey Salvatelli, Lake County News-Sun, "Chocolate the focus of Long Grove festival," 20 May 2018 More than 350 beers, meads and ciders from around the world will be available to try along with live music. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A summer (and fall) guide to beer and cider festivals," 14 May 2018 Marrero MEZCAL: Original Sin Punch by Erin Goodman, bar manager at Roofers Union Restaurant & Bar in Washington D.C. INGREDIENTS (serves 8): 2 cups apple cider8 oz. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Holiday Punch Recipes That Will *Make* Your Next Party," 23 Nov. 2016 Going apple picking—solely to make boozy apple cider. Micaela English, Town & Country, "24 Reasons Fall Is the Best Season," 28 Sep. 2016 Visitors can sign up for a variety of workshops like growing food, bee-keeping, cooking, beer and cider making, or herb production. Kaitlyn Wylde, Vogue, "What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town," 25 Oct. 2018 Eight different Australian wines are opened daily and served by the glass; in addition, there's a selection of Aussie-only beers and ciders. Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in Sydney," 27 Feb. 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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