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beer

a fermented alcoholic beverage: He went to the tavern for a beer.
Not to be confused with:
bier – a funeral litter: They placed the coffin on the bier.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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beer

[bɪəʳ] nbirra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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beer

n cerveza
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The TKB route started from Bheer (Haripur) and reached the three upland areas, i.e., Kaghan, Narran (Mansehra) and Chorr (Batagram).
KASUR -- A girl was murdered after gangraped kidnapping and teh body was found in a local canal near Bheer Sohdian area the other day.
Land mafia grabbed government lands in the areas of Lohi Bheer, Sihala, Koral, Neelour, Banigala, Bharakahu, Tarnol, Shahzad Town and Golra.
The subsidence data and resulting graphs in this scheme were acquired from mines in the area between the Sherwan mine zone and the Bheer Valley.
Rural Magistrate Yasir Mahmood will take actions in Koral, while Deputy Director Food Afzal working in the area of Lohi Bheer. Sihala will be under the supervision of Raja ashraf to ensure price controlling system.
Rawalpindi -- Parks and Horticulture Authority Rawalpindi has chalked out a plan to construct a Safari Park, Suzo Park and Botanical Park on 50 acres of Lohi Bheer Park .
KARACHI -- Readers of Urdu poetry were treated to an interesting conversation between poet Azra Abbas and writer Asif Farrukhi at T2F on Monday evening on the occasion of the launch of Abbas's new collection of poems Bheer Mein.
He said that other featured projects included Religious Tourism Resort at Takht Bhai Archaeological Ruins, Religious and Cultural Corners, Recreational Water Sports Facility at Kheshgi, Adventure Theme Park at Galiyat, Tourist Resort at Historic Village Hund, Modernisation/ Upgradation of Chairlift Resort Ayubia, Recreational and Forest Adventure Park at Shimla Hill (Abbottabad), Water Sports and Recreational Activities at Harnoi (Abbottabad), Tourist Village and Base camp at Daddar (Mansehra), Cable Car and Tourism Activities at Shogran to Seri Paye, Tourist Recreational Hill Resort at Behrain (Swat), Tourist Recreational Activities at Bheer Gali (Swabi), Outsourcing of Tourist Rest Houses and first ever Camping Paradise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
For example, derogative names such as Jenge, Nyagat, Door, Dhong, Bheer, Nyamnyam, among others, should be banned.
From the old - and bad - SF idea of putting "h" in ordinary words, to make them appear alien, i.e "Bheer is the one true Ghod".
Lohi Bheer Police Station duty Officer Iqbal informed that no citizen has given application to take action against society officer bearers.