Beverage Bev"er*age, n. [OF. bevrage, F. breuvage, fr. beivre to drink, fr. L. bibere. Cf. {Bib}, v. t., {Poison}, {Potable}.] 1. Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage. [1913 Webster]

He knew no beverage but the flowing stream. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink. [1913 Webster]

3. A treat, or drink money. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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