The definition of beer is an alcoholic beverage generally made from malted grain, flavored with hops or a carbonated soft drink made with flavor from roots or other parts of a plant.(noun)
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Origin: ME & OE beor, akin to Ger bier; only in WGmc; a monastic (6th c.) borrowing < VL biber, beverage (< L bibere, imbibe): orig. used for the drink made with hops, as distinct from the older drink, ale, then made without
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Origin: Middle English ber
Origin: , from Old English bēor
Origin: , from West Germanic
Origin: , probably from Latin bibere, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
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England. the aristocracy that gained its wealth and social position from the ownership of breweries.
the barrel or container used to store and ship draft beer.
the collecting of beer bottle labels. — labeorphile, n.
the study of beer bottle labels. —meadophile, n.
the collecting of cardboard beer coasters. —tegetologist, n.
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