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.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

  • Cider goes back to Greek sikera, a word used by Christian writers to translate Hebrew sēkār, which meant ‘strong drink’.

Words that rhyme with cider

chider, divider, eider, glider, Guider, Haida, hider, Ida, insider, Oneida, outsider, provider, rider, Ryder, Saida, slider, spider, strider, stridor

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