Origin of beverageMiddle English from Old French bevrage from bevre from Classical Latin bibere, imbibe
A beverage made from oranges.
The definition of a beverage is something you drink.
Pepsi or Coke are examples of a beverage.
- 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.
- The town has been famous from remote times for a beverage called "white ale."
- The universal beverage of the people - chicha - is made from Indian corn.
- But it is quite certain, from the historical narrative of Lo Yu, who lived in the Tang dynasty (618-906 A.D.), that tea was already used as a beverage in the 6th century, and that during the 8th century its use had become so common that a tax was levied on its consumption in the 14th year of Tih Tsung (793).
- Writing of the Tibetan he states: "As a beverage he drinks, all day long, cupfuls of, hot buttered tea, which is really a soup or broth made by boiling tea-leaves with rancid butter and balls of dough, and adding a little salt, and straining - a decoction which was invariably nasty to our taste, though no doubt it is wholesome; for it is not merely a stimulating hot drink in the cold, but overcomes the danger of drinking unboiled water in a country where the water supply is dangerously polluted."
- Did this country afford any beverage beside water?