Meaning of BEER in English

BEER

/ bɪə(r); NAmE bɪr/ noun

1.

[ 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?

2.

[ 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

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WORD ORIGIN

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.