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 Both companies belong to the food and beverage industry - providing packaged beverages, concentrates, etc. Trefis Team, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 For the math to work, the studios needed to accept a smaller share of the higher ticket price, leaving Northwoods with enough money to cover food and beverage costs and turn a profit. Ruth Simon, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 With so many repeat guests each year, the pros planning the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic always look to showcase something new, says Luciano Sperduto, director of food and beverage, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Amy Drew Thompson,, 1 Oct. 2021 South of Downtown Austin, nudged in between warehouses and hipster clothing stores, sits Siete Foods — one of the fastest-growing food and beverage companies in the nation. CBS News, 1 Oct. 2021 Ghost Donkey's impending arrival speaks to just how much Phoenix is growing and becoming part of the national food and beverage scene. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 30 Sep. 2021 The Betancourts were charged last week with one count of corrupt business influence, three counts of failure to pay sales tax and failure to pay food and beverage tax in connection to those allegations. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Sep. 2021 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: With any food or beverage purchase $2 or more, get a free regular size brewed coffee Wednesday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2021 Two music stages, demos, children’s activities, food and beverage vendors. Mary Colurso |, al, 29 Sep. 2021

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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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9 Oct 2021

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“Beverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beverage

: 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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