Meaning of BEER in English


/ bɪə(r); NAmE bɪr/ noun


[ U , C ] an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavoured with hops . There are many types of beer :

a barrel / bottle / glass of beer

beers brewed in Germany

a beer glass

Are you a beer drinker?


[ C ] a glass, bottle or can of beer :

Shall we have a beer?

—see also ginger beer , guest beer , keg beer , root beer , small beer

For more information see the Cultural Guide



Old English bēor , of West Germanic origin, based on monastic Latin biber a drink, from Latin bibere to drink; related to Dutch bier and German Bier .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.