[ bev-er-ij, bev-rij ]
/ ˈbɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈbɛv rɪdʒ /


any potable liquid, especially one other than water, as tea, coffee, beer, or milk: The price of the meal includes a beverage.

Nearby words

  1. bevel joint,
  2. bevel siding,
  3. bevel square,
  4. bevel-faced hammer,
  5. beveled,
  6. beverage room,
  7. beveridge,
  8. beveridge plan,
  9. beveridge, albert jeremiah,
  10. beveridge, william henry

Origin of beverage

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French beverage, bevarage, equivalent to be(i)vre to drink + -age -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for beverage


/ (ˈbɛvərɪdʒ, ˈbɛvrɪdʒ) /


any drink, usually other than water

Word Origin for beverage

C13: from Old French bevrage, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere

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Word Origin and History for beverage



mid-13c., from Anglo-French beverage, Old French bevrage, from Old French boivre "to drink" (Modern French boire; from Latin bibere "to imbibe;" see imbibe) + -age, suffix forming mass or abstract nouns.

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