lager

1
[ lah-ger, law- ]
/ ˈlɑ gər, ˈlɔ- /

noun

Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.

verb (used with object)

to age (beer) usually by storing in tanks at just-below freezing temperatures for several weeks or months.

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Origin of lager

1
1835–45; short for lager beer, half adoption, half translation of German Lagerbier. See lair1, beer

Definition for lager (2 of 3)

lager2
[ lah-ger ]
/ ˈlɑ gər /

noun, verb (used with or without object) South African.

Definition for lager (3 of 3)

laager

or la·ger

[ lah-ger ]
/ ˈlɑ gər /
South African.

noun

a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.

verb (used with or without object)

to arrange or encamp in a laager.

Origin of laager

1840–50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; cognate with German Lager camp. See lair1
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British Dictionary definitions for lager (1 of 3)

lager1
/ (ˈlɑːɡə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for lager

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

British Dictionary definitions for lager (2 of 3)

lager2
/ (ˈlɑːɡə) /

noun

a variant spelling of laager

British Dictionary definitions for lager (3 of 3)

laager

lager

/ (ˈlɑːɡə) /

noun

(in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
military a place where armoured vehicles are parked

verb

to form (wagons) into a laager
(tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager

Word Origin for laager

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