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cyder

[sahy-der]
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noun British.
  1. cider.

cider

[sahy-der]
noun
  1. the juice pressed from apples (or formerly from some other fruit) used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
Also British, cy·der.

Origin of cider

1250–1300; Middle English sidre < Middle French < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Septuagint Greek sī́kera < Hebrew shēkhār (Levit. 10:9); replacing Middle English sithere < Old French sidre
Related formsci·der·ish, ci·der·like, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cyder

Historical Examples

  • You shall have some baked pears and bread for supper, and some cyder.

    Harry's Ladder to Learning

    Anonymous

  • Do not be in such haste, little boy; you shall have some cyder directly.

  • Paid for cyder with James, after dinner, 3d.; wine with Mersing at night, 3d.

  • I can understand why the wits went to the Cyder Cellars then.

    The Night Side of London

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • Only this, that her father made the Cyder Cellars so popular a place of resort.

    The Night Side of London

    J. Ewing Ritchie


British Dictionary definitions for cyder

cyder

noun
  1. a variant spelling (esp Brit) of cider

cider

cyder

noun
  1. Also called (US): hard cider an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
  2. Also called: sweet cider US and Canadian an unfermented drink made from apple juice

Word Origin

C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār
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Word Origin and History for cyder

cider

n.

late 13c., from Old French cidre, cire "pear or apple cider" (12c., Modern French cidre), variant of cisdre, from Late Latin sicera, Vulgate rendition of Hebrew shekhar, a word used for any strong drink (translated in Old English as beor, taken untranslated in Septuagint Greek as sikera), related to Arabic sakar "strong drink," sakira "was drunk." Meaning gradually narrowed in English to mean exclusively "fermented drink made from apples," though this sense also was in Old French.

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