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Definition of "beer" []

  • A fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malt and flavored with hops. (noun)
  • A fermented beverage brewed by traditional methods that is then dealcoholized so that the finished product contains no more than 0.5 percent alcohol. (noun)
  • A carbonated beverage produced by a method in which the fermentation process is either circumvented or altered, resulting in a finished product having an alcohol content of no more than 0.01 percent. (noun)
  • A beverage made from extracts of roots and plants: birch beer. (noun)
  • A serving of one of these beverages. (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.

Use "beer" in a sentence
  • "I am sorry that I didn't get an opportunity to get down to Washington en route to Woods Hole and talk over the whole thing over a bottle of beer, _dark beer_."
  • "It was at a brew pub, which was good, but I wasn’t impressed with their beer selection (like 3 different kinds of IPAs among the 6 types of beer…"
  • "KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVE "A litre bottle of a certain beer is known as a 'Drogba' in the Ivory Coast, on account of it being big and strong," wrote Nathan Maddison in 2007."