Definition of beer in English:

beer

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Pronunciation: /bɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
An alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops: a pint of beer [as modifier]: a beer bottle [count noun]: he ordered a beer
More example sentences
  • Brewers use several methods to produce beers and lagers with low alcohol content.
  • They decide to spend a long weekend, catching up and drinking beers, as snow falls.
  • We drank a few beers and Bill loved it: Ada was exactly as he thought my friends would be.
Synonyms
ale, beverage, brew
informal jar, pint, booze, wallop, sherbet
Australian/New Zealandhop

Origin

Old English bēor, of West Germanic origin, based on monastic Latin biber 'a drink', from Latin bibere 'to drink'; related to Dutch bier and German Bier.

Phrases

beer and skittles

[often with negative] British Amusement or enjoyment: life isn’t all beer and skittles
More example sentences
  • As we well know, the writer's life is all beer and skittles, answerable to no-one, making vast fortunes from every stroke of the pen… and those fabulous public engagements, reading to masses of adoring fans.
  • Long term intense relationships have parts where you have to work at it - it ain't all beer and skittles.
  • And as he said, working in China isn't all beer and skittles.

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