beverage[bev′ər ij, bev′rij]
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 one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding water.
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.