beverages

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Beverage \Bev"er*age\, noun [OF. bevrage, F. breuvage, fr. beivre to drink, fr. L. bibere. Cf. {Bib}, verb (used with an object), {Poison}, {Potable}.]

1. Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage.

He knew no beverage but the flowing stream. --Thomson.

2. Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.

3. A treat, or drink money. [Slang]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

beverage

noun

1: any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?" [syn: {beverage}, {drink}, {drinkable}, {potable}]


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