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cider

Syllabification: ci·der
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdər
 
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Definition of cider in English:

noun

(also sweet cider)
1North 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.
1.1 (also hard cider) An alcoholic drink made from fermented crushed fruit, typically apples.
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.

Origin

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

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

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