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beer

  

      n  
1    an alcoholic drink brewed from malt, sugar, hops, and water and fermented with yeast  
   Compare       ale  
2    a slightly fermented drink made from the roots or leaves of certain plants  
ginger beer, nettle beer     
3    modifier   relating to or used in the drinking of beer  
beer glass, beer mat     
4    modifier   in which beer is drunk, esp. (of licensed premises) having a licence to sell beer  
beer house, beer cellar, beer garden     
     (Old English beor; related to Old Norse bjorr, Old Frisian biar, Old High German bior)  


Bantu beer  
      n     (S. African)   a malted drink made from partly fermented and germinated millet  
beer and skittles  
      n   functioning as sing  
Informal   enjoyment or pleasure  
beer belly  
      n  
Informal   a protruding belly caused by excessive beer drinking,   (Also called)    beer gut  
beer-up  
      n     (Austral)  
dated slang   a drinking bout  
bock beer   , bock  
      n  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   heavy dark strong beer  
2    (in France) a light beer  
     (C19: from German Bock bier, literally: buck beer, name given through folk etymology to beer brewed in Einbeck, near Hanover)  
ginger beer  
      n   a slightly alcoholic drink made by fermenting a mixture of syrup and root ginger  
guest beer  
      n   a draught beer stocked by a bar, often for a limited period, in addition to its usual range  
ice beer  
      n   a beer that is chilled after brewing so that any water is turned to ice and then removed  
kaffir beer  
      n     (S. African)   beer made from sorghum (kaffir corn) or millet  
root beer  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs  
small beer  
      n  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   people or things of no importance  
spruce beer  
      n   an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones  
wheat beer  
      n   any of various beers brewed using a mixture of wheat malt and barley malt  
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real ale   , beer         
      n   any beer which is allowed to ferment in the cask and which when served is pumped up without using carbon dioxide  


Bantu beer  
      n     (S. African)   a malted drink made from partly fermented and germinated millet  
beer         
      n  
1    an alcoholic drink brewed from malt, sugar, hops, and water and fermented with yeast  
   Compare       ale  
2    a slightly fermented drink made from the roots or leaves of certain plants  
ginger beer, nettle beer     
3    modifier   relating to or used in the drinking of beer  
beer glass, beer mat     
4    modifier   in which beer is drunk, esp. (of licensed premises) having a licence to sell beer  
beer house, beer cellar, beer garden     
     (Old English beor; related to Old Norse bjorr, Old Frisian biar, Old High German bior)  
beer and skittles  
      n   functioning as sing  
Informal   enjoyment or pleasure  
beer belly  
      n  
Informal   a protruding belly caused by excessive beer drinking,   (Also called)    beer gut  
beer-up  
      n     (Austral)  
dated slang   a drinking bout  
bock beer   , bock  
      n  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   heavy dark strong beer  
2    (in France) a light beer  
     (C19: from German Bock bier, literally: buck beer, name given through folk etymology to beer brewed in Einbeck, near Hanover)  
ginger beer  
      n   a slightly alcoholic drink made by fermenting a mixture of syrup and root ginger  
guest beer  
      n   a draught beer stocked by a bar, often for a limited period, in addition to its usual range  
ice beer  
      n   a beer that is chilled after brewing so that any water is turned to ice and then removed  
kaffir beer  
      n     (S. African)   beer made from sorghum (kaffir corn) or millet  
root beer  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an effervescent drink made from extracts of various roots and herbs  
small beer  
      n  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   people or things of no importance  
spruce beer  
      n   an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones  
wheat beer  
      n   any of various beers brewed using a mixture of wheat malt and barley malt  

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beer

  
  
ale, amber fluid or nectar     (Austral. informal)   brew, hop juice, swipes     (Brit. slang)   wallop     (Brit. slang)  

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could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
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