Origin of brewing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- beer or ale.
- an individual serving of beer or ale: Let's have a few brews after the game.
Origin of brew
Synonyms for brew
Examples from the Web for brewing
It may have looked like paradise, but a rebellion was brewing around the Davises.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A crisis is brewing between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan that could be their most dangerous ever.
Meanwhile, a tiny rebellion is brewing—the kernel, it seems, for the future Rebel Alliance.‘Star Wars Rebels’ Explores the Jedi’s Lost Years Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy|Annaliza Savage|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behind the mundane complaining for its own sake, though, a new problem affecting allergies may be brewing: global warming.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While from the outside it seems like a massive battle is brewing, not all Republican leaders agree.
Down in the south-east a storm was brewing, with low mutterings of thunder.The Gateless Barrier|Lucas Malet
Methods of preparing food had already been elaborated, and the art of brewing sak was known.Japan|Various
Perhaps,” said Curlie, “they have had some word of the revolution that is brewing and are on the lookout for the rebel camp.The Rope of Gold|Roy J. Snell
Soon afterward I realized from vague storm-clouds and distant mutterings that trouble was brewing.Geraldine Farrar|Geraldine Farrar
Even yet, however, they seem to have had no adequate conception of the real nature and extent of the storm that was brewing.Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama.|George Cary Eggleston
Word Origin for brew
Old English breowan "to brew" (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to brew" (cf. Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, Middle Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreue- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cf. Sanskrit bhurnih "violent, passionate," Greek phrear "well, spring, cistern," Latin fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Greek brytos "fermented liquor made from barley," Russian bruja "current," Old Irish bruth "heat;" Old English beorma "yeast;" Old High German brato "roast meat"), the original sense thus being "make a drink by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing.
c.1500, "a brewed beverage," from brew (v.).