beer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bēr), [key]
  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.


Pronunciation: (bēr), [key]
  1. 1889–1940, U.S. author.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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