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beer

 (bîr)
n.
1.
a. A fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malt, usually flavored with hops.
b. A fermented beverage brewed by traditional methods that is then dealcoholized so that the finished product contains no more than 0.5 percent alcohol.
c. A carbonated beverage produced by a method in which the fermentation process is either circumvented or altered, resulting in a finished product having an alcohol content of no more than 0.01 percent.
2. A beverage made from extracts of roots and plants: birch beer.
3. A serving of one of these beverages.

[Middle English ber, from Old English bēor, from West Germanic, probably from Latin bibere, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

beer

(bɪə)
n
1. (Brewing) an alcoholic drink brewed from malt, sugar, hops, and water and fermented with yeast. Compare ale
2. (Brewing) a slightly fermented drink made from the roots or leaves of certain plants: ginger beer; nettle beer.
3. (modifier) relating to or used in the drinking of beer: beer glass; beer mat.
4. (modifier) in which beer is drunk, esp (of licensed premises) having a licence to sell beer: beer house; beer cellar; beer garden.
[Old English beor; related to Old Norse bjōrr, Old Frisian biār, Old High German bior]

beer

(bɪər)

n.
1. an alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermentation from cereals, usu. malted barley, and flavored with hops and the like for a slightly bitter taste.
2. any of various beverages, whether alcoholic or not, made from roots, molasses or sugar, yeast, etc., as root beer.
[before 1000; Middle English bere, Old English bēor, c. Old Saxon, Old High German bior]

Beer


England. the aristocracy that gained its wealth and social position from the ownership of breweries.
the barrel or container used to store and ship draft beer.
the collecting of beer bottle labels. — labeorphile, n.
the study of beer bottle labels. — meadophile, n.
the collecting of cardboard beer coasters. — tegetologist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hopsbeer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
brew, brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
draft beer, draught beer - beer drawn from a keg
suds - a dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
lager beer, lager - a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
ale - a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

beer

noun ale, brew, swipes (Brit. slang), wallop (Brit. slang), hop juice, amber fluid or nectar (Austral. informal), tinnie or tinny (Austral. slang) We have quite a good range of beers.
Quotations
"And malt does more than Milton can"
"To justify God's ways to man" [A E Housman A Shropshire Lad]
"They who drink beer will think beer" [Washington Irving The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon]
"Then to the spicy nut-brown ale" [John Milton L'Allegro]

Beers

ale, barley wine, Bière de Garde, black and tan, bock beer or bock, boilermaker, bottle-conditioned beer or ale, brown ale, cask-conditioned beer or ale, Christmas beer or ale, draught beer, eighty shilling or eighty, export, fruit beer, guest beer, gueuze, half-and-half, heavy (Scot.), home-brew, ice beer, India Pale Ale or IPA, Kaffir beer, keg beer, Kölsch, lager, lambic, light (Scot.), light ale, mild, milk stout, nog or nogg (dialect), pale ale, Pils, Pilsner or Pilsener, plain (Irish), porter, Rauchbier, real ale, seventy shilling or seventy, shandy, shebeen or shebean (Irish & U.S.), sixty shilling or sixty, special, stingo, stout, sweet stout, Trappist beer, Weissbier, Weizenbier, wheat beer
Translations
بِيرَةبيرَه، جِعَـه
pivo
øl
biero
kalikesvamärjukeõlu
olutoluttuoppisahtituoppiuute
pivo
sör
bjóröl
ビール
맥주
cervisia
alusmenkniekis
alus
bierbiertje
bere
pivo
pivo
öl
bia
เบียร์
пиво
biarượurượu bia

beer

[bɪəʳ]
A. Ncerveza f
draught beercerveza f de barril
light/dark beercerveza f rubia/negra
we're only here for the beer (hum) → venimos en plan de diversión
life isn't all beer and skittles (Brit) → la vida no es un lecho de rosas, la vida no es todo Jauja
see also small A1
B. CPD beer barrel Nbarril m de cerveza
beer belly Npanza f (de beber cerveza)
beer bottle Nbotella f de cerveza
beer can Nbote m or lata f de cerveza
beer garden Nterraza f de verano, jardín m (de un bar)
beer glass Njarra f de cerveza
beer gut N = beer belly

beer

[ˈbɪər] nbière f
Would you like a beer? → Tu veux une bière?beer belly nbedaine f (de buveur de bière) beer bottle ncanette f de bièrebeer can ncanette f de bièrebeer garden n (British)jardin m attenant à un pubbeer glass nbock mbeer gut beer-gut n (= beer belly) → bedaine f (de buveur de bière)

beer

nBier nt; two beers, pleasezwei Bier, bitte; life is not all beer and skittlesdas Leben ist nicht nur eitel Sonnenschein

beer

in cpdsBier-;
beer belly
n (inf)Bierbauch m (inf)
beer bottle
nBierflasche f
beer bust
n (US Univ sl: = party) → Bierfete f (inf), → Biersause f (sl); (= drinking spree)Saufgelage nt (pej inf)
beer can
nBierdose f
beer cellar
nBierkeller m
beer garden
n (Brit) → Biergarten m
beer glass
nBierglas nt
beer gut
n (inf)Bierbauch m (inf)
beer mat
n (Brit) → Bierdeckel m
beer money
n (inf)Geld ntfür Getränke; to keep somebody in beerein nettes Taschengeld für jdn sein; (extra income) → ein nettes Zubrot für jdn sein
beer-pull
nBierpumpengriff m
beer-swilling
adj (pej inf)Bier saufend (inf)

beer

[bɪəʳ] nbirra

beer

(biə) noun
a type of alcoholic drink made from malted barley flavoured with hops.
small beer
something unimportant. This is small beer compared with his usual work.

beer

بِيرَة pivo øl Bier μπίρα cerveza olut bière pivo birra ビール 맥주 bier øl piwo cerveja пиво öl เบียร์ bira bia 啤酒

beer

n cerveza
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Raphael's face was found boldly executed on the underside of the moulding board, and Bacchus on the head of a beer barrel.
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Before he went to bed she always got him a lunch of smoked salmon or anchovies and beer.
She opened a bottle of beer which she found in the icebox.
Now, as those polar fisheries could only be prosecuted in the short summer of that climate, so that the whole cruise of one of these Dutch whalemen, including the short voyage to and from the Spitzbergen sea, did not much exceed three months, say, and reckoning 30 men to each of their fleet of 180 sail, we have 5,400 Low Dutch seamen in all; therefore, I say, we have precisely two barrels of beer per man, for a twelve weeks' allowance, exclusive of his fair proportion of that 550 ankers of gin.
It may seem strange to say -- but it is true all the same -- that the clean, fresh smell there was about him made me take to him; no smell of old beer and tobacco, which I hated, but a fresh smell as if he had come out of a hayloft.
So, bit by bit, the feast takes form--there is a ham and a dish of sauerkraut, boiled rice, macaroni, bologna sausages, great piles of penny buns, bowls of milk, and foaming pitchers of beer.
The wall-paper was defaced, in spots, by slops of beer and wine; or garnished with chalk memorandums, and long sums footed up, as if somebody had been practising arithmetic there.
You see, in addi- tion to the dinner-materials, which called for a suffi- ciently round sum, I had bought a lot of extras for the future comfort of the family: for instance, a big lot of wheat, a delicacy as rare to the tables of their class as was ice-cream to a hermit's; also a sizeable deal dinner-table; also two entire pounds of salt, which was another piece of extravagance in those people's eyes; also crockery, stools, the clothes, a small cask of beer, and so on.
Kneips are held, now and then, to celebrate great occasions, like the election of a beer king, for instance.
Medlock to drink a glass of beer he was on the spot--as he had hoped to be--when the most dramatic event Misselthwaite Manor had seen during the present generation actually took place.
The people rudely pictured as drinking in the wine-shops, croaked over their scanty measures of thin wine and beer, and were gloweringly confidential together.