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BEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beer mean? 

BEER (noun)
  The noun BEER has 1 sense:

1. a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

  Familiarity information: BEER used as a noun is very rare.


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BEER (noun)


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Meaning:

A general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("beer" is a kind of...):

brew; brewage (drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beer"):

draft beer; draught beer (beer drawn from a keg)

suds (a dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces))

lager; lager beer (a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September)

ale (a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume)


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