A beverage made from oranges.
The definition of a beverage is something you drink.
Pepsi or Coke are examples of a beverage.
any liquid for drinking, esp. one other than water
Origin of beverageMiddle English from Old French bevrage from bevre from Classical Latin bibere, imbibe
- Any of various liquids for drinking: The menu lists several beverages, including water, soda, tea, and coffee.
- A single serving of such a liquid: I ordered a beverage to go with my meal.
Origin of beverageMiddle English from Old French bevrage from beivre to drink from Latin bibere ; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- More elevated than plainer drink. Beverage is of French origin, while drink is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations.
- The word beverage is rarely used in British English.