beverage

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beverage, from Old French beverage, variant of bevrage, from beivre (to drink), variant of boivre (to drink), from Latin bibō. Related to imbibe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbevəɹɪdʒ/, /ˈbevɹɪdʒ/
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Noun[edit]

A selection of beverages at a buffet in Bratislava, Slovakia

beverage (countable and uncountable, plural beverages)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) A liquid to consume; a drink, such as tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks, usually excluding water.
  2. (Britain, slang, archaic) (A gift of) drink money.

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More elevated than plainer drink. Beverage is of French origin, while drink is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French beverage, variant of bevrage; equivalent to bever +‎ -age. For forms such as berage, compare Middle French berage, variant of breuvage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛvərˈaːdʒ(ə)/, /ˈbɛvəradʒ(ə)/, /ˈbɛvərɛdʒ(ə)/, /ˈbɛvəritʃ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

beverage (plural beverages)

  1. An (alcoholic) beverage or beverages.
  2. Such a beverage used to close negotiations; said negotiations in themselves.
  3. Hardship, pain, torment; events that are hard to handle.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: beverage
  • Scots: beverage, baiverage

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

beverage m (oblique plural beverages, nominative singular beverages, nominative plural beverage)

  1. Alternative form of bevrage