Definition of "lager" []

  • A type of beer of German origin that contains a relatively small amount of hops and is aged from six weeks to six months to allow sedimentation. Also called lager beer. (noun)
  • A light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brew (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lager" in a sentence
  • "One of the meanings of the German word 'lager' is a storehouse."
  • "The word lager is German and means a storehouse or storage place."
  • "This German "beer" is what we call a lager, and it is brewed with bottom-fermenting yeasts."