What does brewing mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term brewing:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brewing(noun)

    the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast


  1. brewing(Noun)

    The production of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, by fermentation; the process of being brewed.

  2. brewing(Noun)

    The business or occupation of a brewer.

  3. brewing(Noun)

    The quantity of a brew made in a single batch.

  4. brewing(Noun)

    The forming of a storm or the gathering of clouds.

    A storm is brewing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brewing

    of Brew

  2. Brewing(noun)

    the act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale

  3. Brewing(noun)

    the quantity brewed at once

  4. Brewing(noun)

    a mixing together

  5. Brewing(noun)

    a gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds


  1. Brewing

    Brewing is the production of beer through steeping a starch source in water and then fermenting with yeast. It is done in a brewery by a brewer, and the brewing industry is part of most western economies. Brewing has taken place since around the 6th millennium BC, and archaeological evidence suggests that this technique was used in most emerging civilisations including ancient Egypt. The basic ingredients of beer are water; a starch source, such as malted barley, which is able to be fermented; a brewer's yeast to produce the fermentation; and a flavouring, such as hops. A secondary starch source may be used, such as maize, rice or sugar. Less widely used starch sources include millet, sorghum and cassava root in Africa, potato in Brazil, and agave in Mexico, among others. The amount of each starch source in a beer recipe is collectively called the grain bill. There are several steps in the brewing process, which include malting, milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. There are three main fermentation methods, warm, cool and wild or spontaneous. Fermentation may take place in open or closed vessels. There may be a secondary fermentation that can take place in the brewery, in the cask, or in the bottle.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brewing

    The appearance of a collection of black and tempestuous clouds, rising gradually from a particular part of the hemisphere, as the forerunner of a storm.

How to pronounce brewing?

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How to say brewing in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of brewing in a Sentence

  1. Chris Weston:

    It almost feels like something big is brewing.

  2. Father Karel Stautemas:

    Brewing and religious life always came together.

  3. Dean Whiteside:

    I could see [an altercation] brewing up, that’s the reason I got my phone out, ready to film it.

  4. Ayah Javier:

    Every day we wake up at six, start brewing by seven, bottling, labels, everything is done manually.

  5. Roc Brewing founder Chris Spinelli:

    Without the Brewing the American Dream program, we would definitely not be in the position we are in today.

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