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n. Chiefly British
Variant of cider.


(Brewing) a variant spelling (esp Brit) of cider


(ˈsaɪ dər)

the juice pressed from apples, used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English sidre < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Greek sikera < Hebrew shēkhār]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from applescyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
hard cider - alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
scrumpy - strong cider (as made in western England)
sweet cider - unfermented cider
References in classic literature ?
Dear Tess, keep up your Spirits, and we mean to send you a Hogshead of Cyder for you Wedding, knowing there is not much in your parts, and thin Sour Stuff what there is.
That day the menu for ' 55 gentlemen' and ' 16 musicians and servants' included 54 bottles of Madera, 60 0f Claret, 22 bottles of Porter, olives, punch, cyder.
On top of the argument that distilled spirits are price-inelastic luxury goods, and the seemingly conflicting argument that liquor is a cheap and pernicious threat to public health, Hamilton also advocated for the excise tax on the basis that it would benefit agriculture by encouraging "the substitution of cyder and malt liquors," with the consequent opening of a "new and productive source of revenue" [Hamilton, 1790].
Those wanting a drink in the ground have a wide choice including Aspall Suffolk Cyder.
8% ABV, available at Wetherspoons pubs during their month-long cider festival, subject to availability The Chevallier-Guild family have been making cyder - with a 'y' as it is spelt in Suffolk - on their estate in the village of Aspall for eight generations, starting in 1728.
Very stiff competition allowed for a variety of winners throughout Wales including local cider maker, Gethin ap Dafydd from Gethin's Cyder, scooping up a fantastic four awards, including Champion Cider 2012.
Pammie said she popped into a country boozer for a pint of Aspall Suffolk Cyder and a veggie burger.
Dives and [broadside;] Barton, Hereford Lazarus] -- A Song, [broadside] -- Written on the Repeal of the Cyder Tax IVelters Cornewall] 1905 Two Bebb, Mr W.
The Aspall Cyder House of Suffolk, England and SBS Imports of Seattle, Washington have announced the limited release of Aspall Cuvee Chevallier Double Fermented Cyder in the US.
JUDY'S CHRISTMAS RED CABBAGE RECIPE (serves four) Ingredients: 1 medium red cabbage, sliced 2 medium white onions, sliced 2 Bramley apples, peeled and sliced 1 - 2 tbsp brown sugar 120ml / 4fl oz cyder vinegar 3 tbsp water foil 1.
The new-look Falcon retains many of its hearty favourites but has added some new 'classics' like roast monkfish, lamb shank jardaloo and pork and aspall cyder stew.