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n. Chiefly British
Variant of cider.
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(Brewing) a variant spelling (esp Brit) of cider
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(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]
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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
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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.
(169.) In Britain the tax on malt (used to make ale and beer) was a duty of six pence per bushel and a proportional sum was levied on certain liquors such as "cyder and perry." 6 Encyclopaedia Britannica, supra note 1, at 4408 (stating also that the malt tax was "no other than the annual excise").
Sleep-Safe Harmony enables complete individualization for a fully personalized treatment, as well as guided prescription on the cyder or via online software.
Peterson very talkative a full of Scripture a Swears he will have no rum in his house on the day or ordination nor treat any of his Friends with anything better than a drink of cyder a Phineas and P.
? THE BATTLE between apples and grapes is set to commence tonight as Leamington restaurant The Star and Garter host eighth generation Suffolk Cyder makers the Aspall brothers, Henry and Barry Chevallier Guild.
The Code has covered the cyder crimes as well as crimes related to the health-care sphere.
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. The bill: 89 pounds, 4 shillings and 2 pence ( about $ 16,000 in current dollar terms!).
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.
Aspall Waddlegoose Lane Cyder, 5.8% 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.