What does beverage mean?

Definitions for beverage
ˈbɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈbɛv rɪdʒbev·er·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beverage, drink, drinkable, potablenoun

    any liquid suitable for drinking

    "may I take your beverage order?"


  1. beveragenoun

    A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.

  2. Etymology: bevrage, from boivre, from bibo. Cognate to imbibe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beveragenoun

    Etymology: from bevere, to drink, Ital.

    I am his cupbearer;
    If from me he have wholesome beverage,
    Account me not your servant. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Grains, pulses, and all sorts of fruits, either bread or beverage, may be made almost of all. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii.

    A pleasant beverage he prepar’d before,
    Of wine and honey mix’d. John Dryden, Fables.

    The coarse lean gravel on the mountain sides,
    Scarce dewy bev’rage for the bees provides. John Dryden, Virgil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beverageverb

    liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage

  2. Beverageverb

    specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink

  3. Beverageverb

    a treat, or drink money

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beverage

    bev′ėr-āj, n. drink: a mixture of cider and water: any agreeable liquor for drinking.—n. Be′ver, a small repast between meals: (obs.) a time for drinking.—v.i. to take such a repast. [O. Fr. bevrage (Fr. breuvage), beivre—L. bibere, to drink.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. beverage

    A West India drink, made of sugar-cane juice and water.

Editors Contribution

  1. beverage

    A type of liquid suitable to drink.

    Beverages were also included in the inclusive holiday.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beverage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beverage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of beverage in a Sentence

  1. Chris Shepherd:

    I'm so honored that Dave chose Southern Smoke as his charity, now, more than ever, with indoor dining shut down in many parts of the country and temperatures dropping to prohibit outdoor dining, food and beverage industry employees are desperate.

  2. Jared Polis:

    I've enjoyed it, many enjoy it, and it has nothing to do with an alcoholic beverage.

  3. Adam Fleck:

    While SAM's long-term growth rate will inevitably decline, the company should grow its top line faster than the typical beverage company and also has quite a bit of room to increase its profitability over time.

  4. National Coffee Association:

    For many years, the world grew more coffee than Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers drank, but the US Department of Agriculture forecasts that this year Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers'll consume more coffee than farmers grow, sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers don't expect current conditions to change coffee's status as America's favorite beverage.

  5. Vichate Tantiwanich:

    We don't have a (cognac) business. We are open for every opportunity for beverage business, but for this brand (Louis Royer), we can't confirm that we will buy.

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. sheath
    • B. ternion
    • C. germ
    • D. snap

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