Beverage meaning

bĕv'ər-ĭj, bĕv'rĭj
A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
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Any one of various liquids for drinking, usually excluding water.
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Any liquid for drinking, esp. one other than water.
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The definition of a beverage is something you drink.

Pepsi or Coke are examples of a beverage.

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(slang, archaic) A treat, or drink money.
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Origin of beverage

  • Middle English from Old French bevrage from beivre to drink from Latin bibere pō(i)- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French bevrage, from boivre (“to drink”), from Latin bibō. Cognate to imbibe.
    From Wiktionary