brewing

[ broo-ing ]
/ ˈbru ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person who brews.
the process of being brewed.
the occupation or business of producing beer, ale, etc.
a quantity or batch brewed in a single process or at one time.

Origin of brewing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at brew, -ing1

Definition for brewing (2 of 2)

brew

[ broo ]
/ bru /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make a fermented alcoholic malt beverage, as beer or ale.
to boil, steep, soak, or cook: Wait until the tea brews.

noun

Origin of brew

before 900; Middle English brewen, Old English brēowan; akin to Dutch brouwen, German brauen, Old Norse brugga

Related forms

Can be confused

brewed broodbrews bruise
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British Dictionary definitions for brewing (1 of 3)

brewing

/ (ˈbruːɪŋ) /

noun

a quantity of a beverage brewed at one time

British Dictionary definitions for brewing (2 of 3)

brew

1
/ (bruː) /

verb

noun

See also brew up

Derived Forms

brewer, noun

Word Origin for brew

Old English brēowan; related to Old Norse brugga, Old Saxon breuwan, Old High German briuwan

British Dictionary definitions for brewing (3 of 3)

brew

2
/ (bruː) /

noun

Northern English dialect a hill
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