Definition of cider in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪdə


[mass noun]
1An alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice: a bottle of cider [count noun]: English-style ciders
More example sentences
  • On the night in question, it is claimed that vodka, cider and an alcopop were on offer to youngsters.
  • This time, I had more cider, wines and tequila than is good for a person.
  • Mr Williams said Luke had drunk brandy, cider and taken cannabis before he smashed a window in the house.
1.1 (also apple cider, sweet cider) North American An unfermented drink made by crushing fruit, typically apples.
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  • I used to drink apple cider until they started talking about the need for it to be pasteurized.
  • Complimentary cookies, coffee and apple cider will be served throughout the day.
  • The baby shower was Sunday afternoon, and the cheesecake and apple cider were overflowing.


Middle English: from Old French sidre, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek sikera, from Hebrew šēḵār 'strong drink'.

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