Meaning of BEER in English


/bear/ , n.

1. an alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermentation from cereals, usually malted barley, and flavored with hops and the like for a slightly bitter taste.

2. any of various beverages, whether alcoholic or not, made from roots, molasses or sugar, yeast, etc.: root beer; ginger beer.

3. an individual serving of beer; a glass, can, or bottle of beer: We'll have three beers.

[ bef. 1000; ME bere, OE beor; c. OS, OHG bior, MLG, MD ber, D, G Bier (ON bjorr, prob. ]

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