Brewing Brew"ing, n. 1. The act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale. [1913 Webster]

2. The quantity brewed at once. [1913 Webster]

A brewing of new beer, set by old beer. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. A mixing together. [1913 Webster]

I am not able to avouch anything for certainty, such a brewing and sophistication of them they make. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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