Definition for beers (2 of 2)
Origin of beer
Examples from the Web for beers
So, feeling “a little loopy” from beers, he sat down and wrote a letter to Santa Claus.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I paid a visit Istmo Brew Pub and found their beers undrinkable.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A car pulled up and three men with beers climbed out, Abarca among them.
The two were seen at a nearby bar, where he purchased two beers.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no way I was going to compete with that, because I knew he could consume 100 beers in one sitting.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’|Marlow Stern|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beers of England and France, as well as most of those of Germany, become gradually sour by contact with the air.
The chemical composition of beers of different types will be gathered from the following tables.
More quarrels for the same cause eventuated here, and then Beers left her for a while.
The per-centage in English beers of malt extract (dextrin and sugar glucose) is least in bitter, and highest in the sweet ales.
In response to Mrs. Mooney's vigorous order, "Six beers with the trimmin's!"The Long Day|Dorothy Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for beers
Word Origin for beer
Word Origin and History for beers
Old English beor "strong drink, beer, mead," a word of much-disputed and ambiguous origin, cognate with Old Frisian biar, Middle Dutch and Dutch bier, Old High German bior, German Bier.
Probably a 6c. West Germanic monastic borrowing of Vulgar Latin biber "a drink, beverage" (from Latin infinitive bibere "to drink;" see imbibe). Another suggestion is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *beuwoz-, from *beuwo- "barley." The native Germanic word for the beverage was the one that yielded ale (q.v.).
Beer was a common drink among most of the European peoples, as well as in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but was known to the Greeks and Romans only as an exotic product. [Buck]
They did have words for it, however. Greek brytos, used in reference to Thracian or Phrygian brews, was related to Old English breowan "brew;" Latin zythum is from Greek zythos, first used of Egyptian beer and treated as an Egyptian word but perhaps truly Greek and related to zyme "leaven." French bière is from Germanic. Spanish cerveza is from Latin cervesia "beer," perhaps related to Latin cremor "thick broth."
Old Church Slavonic pivo, source of the general Slavic word for "beer," is originally "a drink" (cf. Old Church Slavonic piti "drink"). French bière is a 16c. borrowing from German. U.S. slang beer goggles, through which every potential romantic partner looks desirable, is from 1986.