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bev·er·age

 (bĕv′ər-ĭj, bĕv′rĭj)
n.
1. Any of various liquids for drinking: The menu lists several beverages, including water, soda, tea, and coffee.
2. A single serving of such a liquid: I ordered a beverage to go with my meal.

[Middle English, from Old French bevrage, from beivre, to drink, from Latin bibere; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

beverage

(ˈbɛvərɪdʒ; ˈbɛvrɪdʒ)
n
any drink, usually other than water
[C13: from Old French bevrage, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere]

bev•er•age

(ˈbɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈbɛv rɪdʒ)

n.
any drinkable liquid.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beverage - any liquid suitable for drinkingbeverage - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
milk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
wish-wash - any thin watery drink
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
oenomel - wine mixed with honey
near beer - drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
ginger beer - carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
mixer - club soda or fruit juice used to mix with alcohol
cooler - an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
refresher - a drink that refreshes; "he stopped at the bar for a quick refresher"
smoothie - a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk
fizz - an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
cider, cyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
chocolate, cocoa, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate - a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
fruit crush, fruit juice - drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
ade, fruit drink - a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
mate - South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
tea - a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
tea-like drink - a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves
drinking water - water suitable for drinking
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

beverage

noun drink, liquid, liquor, refreshment, draught, bevvy (dialect), libation (facetious), thirst quencher, potable, potation food and beverages

beverage

noun
Any liquid that is fit for drinking:
Translations
شَراب، مَشْروب
напиткапитие
nápoj
drikkevarer
نوشابه
juoma
ital
drykkur
gėrimas
dzēriens
băutură
nápoj
dryck
kinywaji
alkolsüz içkiiçecek

beverage

[ˈbevərɪdʒ] Nbebida f

beverage

[ˈbɛvərɪdʒ] nboisson f

beverage

nGetränk nt

beverage

[ˈbɛvərɪdʒ] nbevanda

beverage

(ˈbevəridʒ) noun
a drink, especially tea, coffee, or other non-alcoholic drink.

beverage

n. bebida;
alcoholic ___ -sbebidas alcohólicas;
nonalcoholic ______ sin alcohol.
References in classic literature ?
The nurse, having placed the beverage prepared by the doctor within reach of the patient, and locked the door, was listening with terror to the comments of the servants in the kitchen, and storing her memory with all the horrible stories which had for some months past amused the occupants of the ante-chambers in the house of the king's attorney.
Between them Koku and Eradicate had managed to make a pitcher of the beverage, though Mrs.
Grace being said, -- for those people have their grace as well as we --though Queequeg told me that unlike us, who at such times look downwards to our platters, they, on the contrary, copying the ducks, glance upwards to the great Giver of all feasts --Grace, I say, being said, the High Priest opens the banquet by the immemorial ceremony of the island; that is, dipping his consecrated and consecrating fingers into the bowl before the blessed beverage circulates.
cried my mother, proceeding with alacrity to pull the bell and order the favoured beverage.
including John himself) put down his sixpence for a can of flip, which grateful beverage was brewed with all despatch, and set down in the midst of them on the brick floor; both that it might simmer and stew before the fire, and that its fragrant steam, rising up among them, and mixing with the wreaths of vapour from their pipes, might shroud them in a delicious atmosphere of their own, and shut out all the world.
It seems to me, reverend father,'' said the knight, ``that the small morsels which you eat, together with this holy, but somewhat thin beverage, have thriven with you marvellously.
The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and are considered a pleasant beverage.
The other treated him at once to an exciting beverage, and expatiated on the pleasure of meeting a compatriot in a foreign land; to hear him, you would have thought they had encountered in Central Africa.
This beverage required a good half-hour to prepare.
Game was scanty, and they had to eke out their scanty fare with wild roots and vegetables, such as the Indian potato, the wild onion, and the prairie tomato, and they met with quantities of "red root," from which the hunters make a very palatable beverage.
Take one drop of the punch" (or ponche, as she pronounced it); "it is an agreeable and wholesome beverage after a full meal.
Hayward discovered the tavern at which this priceless beverage was to be obtained by meeting in the street a man called Macalister who had been at Cambridge with him.