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BREW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brew mean? 

BREW (noun)
  The noun BREW has 1 sense:

1. drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

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


BREW (verb)
  The verb BREW has 2 senses:

1. prepare by brewing
2. sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

  Familiarity information: BREW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BREW (noun)


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Meaning:

Drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

brew; brewage

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

alcohol; alcoholic beverage; inebriant; intoxicant (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent)

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

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

kvass (fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley)

mead (made of fermented honey and water)

cassiri (a drink resembling beer; made from fermented cassava juice)

spruce beer (a brew made by fermenting molasses and other sugars with the sap of spruce trees (sometimes with malt))


BREW (verb)


Sense 1brew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare by brewing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

people have been brewing beer for thousands of years

Hypernyms (to "brew" is one way to...):

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

"Brew" entails doing...:

ferment; sour; turn; work (go sour or spoil)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2brew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the tea is brewing

Hypernyms (to "brew" is one way to...):

imbue; soak (fill, soak, or imbue totally)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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