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lager1

[lah-ger, law-]
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noun
  1. Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to age (beer) usually by storing in tanks at just-below freezing temperatures for several weeks or months.
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Origin of lager1

1835–45; short for lager beer, half adoption, half translation of German Lagerbier. See lair1, beer

lager2

[lah-ger]
noun, verb (used with or without object) South African.
  1. laager.
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laager

or la·ger

[lah-ger]South African.
noun
  1. a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to arrange or encamp in a laager.
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Origin of laager

1840–50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; cognate with German Lager camp. See lair1
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British Dictionary definitions for lagered

laager

lager

noun
  1. (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
  2. military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
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verb
  1. to form (wagons) into a laager
  2. (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
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Word Origin

C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair

lager1

noun
  1. a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brewCompare ale
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Word Origin

C19: from German Lagerbier beer for storing, from Lager storehouse

lager2

noun
  1. a variant spelling of laager
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Word Origin and History for lagered

lager

n.

1858, American English, short for lager beer (1845), from German Lagerbier "beer brewed for keeping" some months before being drunk, from Lager "storehouse" (see lair) + Bier "beer."

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