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.


  1. beverage

    A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, juice, smoothies and soft drinks. Traditionally warm beverages include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Caffeinated drinks that contain the stimulant caffeine have a long history. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years. Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer, wine and cocktails, but are made with a sufficiently low concentration of alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.


  1. beverage

    A beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption that is designed to quench thirst, provide hydration, or complement food. It can be either alcoholic or non-alcoholic and can be consumed hot or cold. Examples include water, tea, coffee, juice, milk, and soda.

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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beverage is ranked #23222 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Beverage surname appeared 1,098 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Beverage.

    93.4% or 1,026 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 8 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. Ming Jin:

    Beauty products, food and beverage brands are the most popular. Recently hotpot and ramen brands are particularly coveted.

  2. Floyd Hayes:

    I travel from upstate to Brooklyn a lot, and on the bus they say it's a federal crime to smoke or have an alcoholic beverage unless by prior written contest, and I always wondered where you get that consent.

  3. Angela Gittens:

    Passengers can wind down while they wait for their flight to board in the common airside lounges, commercial, and food and beverage areas.

  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. Derek Dabrowski:

    Dr Pepper is the number one most differentiated trademark in beverage — not just soft drinks, but in beverage.

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