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See also: Beverage
- beveridge (obsolete)
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.
beverage (countable and uncountable, plural beverages)
- (chiefly Canada, US) A liquid to consume; a drink, such as tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks, usually excluding water.
- 1748, James Thomson, “Canto II”, in The Castle of Indolence: […], London: […] A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC, stanza VII, page 44:
- He knew no Beverage but the flowing Stream; / His taſteful well-earn'd Food the ſilvan Game, […]
- (Britain, slang, archaic) (A gift of) drink money.
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.
- See also Thesaurus:beverage
- Drink on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- beverage at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “beverage”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
From Old French beverage, variant of bevrage; equivalent to bever + -age. For forms such as berage, compare Middle French berage, variant of breuvage.
beverage (plural beverages)
- An (alcoholic) beverage or beverages.
- Such a beverage used to close negotiations; said negotiations in themselves.
- Hardship, pain, torment; events that are hard to handle.
- “beverāǧe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-10-08.
beverage m (oblique plural beverages, nominative singular beverages, nominative plural beverage)
- Alternative form of bevrage
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *peh₃-
- English terms inherited from Middle English
- English terms derived from Middle English
- English terms derived from Old French
- English terms derived from Latin
- English 3-syllable words
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- English terms with IPA pronunciation
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- English uncountable nouns
- English countable nouns
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- English terms with quotations
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- en:Food and drink
- Middle English terms borrowed from Old French
- Middle English terms derived from Old French
- Middle English terms suffixed with -age
- Middle English terms with IPA pronunciation
- Middle English lemmas
- Middle English nouns
- enm:Alcoholic beverages
- Old French lemmas
- Old French nouns
- Old French masculine nouns