Meaning of BEER in English

BEER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbir ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English ber, from Old English bēor; akin to Old High German bior beer

Date: before 12th century

1. : an alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation

2. : a carbonated nonalcoholic or a fermented slightly alcoholic beverage with flavoring from roots or other plant parts

birch beer

3. : fermented mash

4. : a drink of beer

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.