beverage

Definitions

  • BEVERAGES
    BEVERAGES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beverage any liquid suitable for drinking "may I take your beverage order?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
    • Beverage A treat, or drink money.
    • Beverage Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage . "He knew no beverage but the flowing stream."
    • Beverage Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Milk is actually considered to be a food and not a beverage.
    • n beverage Drink of any kind; liquor for drinking: as, water is the common beverage; intoxicating beverages.
    • n beverage A name given specifically to various kinds of refreshing drinks. In Devonshire, England, water-cider; a drink made by passing water through the crushed apples from which cider has been made.
    • n beverage In Great Britain, drink-money, or a treat provided with drink-money, as on wearing a new suit of clothes, or on receiving a suit from the tailor; a treat on first coming into prison; a garnish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.
    • n Beverage bev′ėr-āj drink: a mixture of cider and water: any agreeable liquor for drinking
    • v.i Beverage to take such a repast
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Quotations

  • Woody Allen
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    “Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.”
  • Thomas De Quincey
    Thomas De Quincey
    “Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. bevrage, F. breuvage, fr. beivre, to drink, fr. L. bibere,. Cf. Bib (v. t.) Poison Potable

Usage

In literature:

The potent beverage was not long in acting on a brain so unaccustomed to its influence.
"Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature" by Various
PITT, the younger, and FOX were both fond of port wine, and lost no opportunity of indulging in their favourite beverage.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 22, 1892" by Various
The beverage was icy, but it warmed him to life.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
The tea was strong and fragrant, the cream rich, the sugar crystalline, and a single cup of the beverage refreshed him.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The pulp is consumed either just as it is or as a fermented beverage.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
The beverage was ordered and the health of the patriot drank with a hearty relish.
"The Yankee Tea-party" by Henry C. Watson
It is plausibly maintained that the climate of this particular locality creates an actual necessity for the use of this beverage.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
We were allowed our share of the beverage.
"Wreaths of Friendship" by T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
I never saw any people so fond of this beverage as the Boers are.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
Beer, made of barley, was also drunk very largely, and this beverage is heartily commended by the early writers.
"The Treasury of Ancient Egypt" by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
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In poetry:

Tom mixed the beverage full and fa'r,
And slammed it, smoking, on the bar.
Some says three fingers, some says two,--
I'll leave the choice to you.
"The Mystery Of Gilgal" by John Hay
Down yonder brook my crystal beverage flows;
My grateful sheep their annual fleeces bring;
Fair in my garden buds the damask rose,
And from my grove I hear the throstle sing.
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone
Then the “wagerer” just bowed,
And, passing through the crowd,
He handed up the beverage unto the “wageree;”
And off across the flat,
Springing gaily, pit-a-pat,
Went plain Josephus Riley, from the North Countree.
"Josephus Riley" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Consumers continue to turn to beverages to soothe digestive ailments.
The menu includes spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread, homemade dessert and beverage for $7 per person.
Dirty Linen Night, the art-oriented block party that took place Saturday night in the 200 to 1000 blocks of Royal Street in the French Quarter, was tangled in a beverage sales controversy.
FBD (Frozen Beverage Dispensers) delivers extreme capacity and options.
Dispensed Beverage Sales Heating Up.
Product Innovation & Marketing Fuel Dispensed Beverages.
A wide selection of frozen dispensed beverages can make your chain a destination for thirsty customers.
Dispensed cold and frozen beverages enjoyed another solid year of growth in 2010, and 2011 is shaping up to be another strong year, according to the NPD Group in Port Washington, N.Y.
"The chocolate/vanilla alcohol beverage segment has exploded from 600,000 cases in 2009 to a current estimate of 2,600,000 cases," says Peter Heyworth, Vice President of Marketing at Independent Distillers USA.
Geyser Beverage is a fully integrated direct store delivery distributor specializing in the distribution of refrigerated and non refrigerated non alcoholic brands, including Orangina, Nantucket Nectars, and Evian.
Why not enjoy a beverage of your own as "Mad Men's" Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) relax with their own adult drinks.
David Moreno, owner of Danvers Fresh Marketplace on Elm Street, stands by the line of private-label Danvers Rail Trail beverages being sold in his store as a way to raise money for the trail's improvements.
Blue Gem Enterprise, Title Sports Drink, Walgreens, Orlando, Bob Friedopfer, Electric Beverage Co. Wings of Nature, Fresh Harvest Products, Xingtea, Xing Beverage.
The distributor said this week that the natural energy beverage, made by Miami-based Electric Beverage Co.
A Sampling of Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
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In science:

NBP bill rate balance of payments, and from the set of explanatory variables ordinary measures of inflation - CPI in food sector, beverages and tobacco ans services.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data
Nucleation is a very basic phenomena which plays a vital role in various material processing in industry ranging from steel production to food and beverage industries1 .
Steady-state nucleation rate and flux of composite nucleus at saddle point
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