Definition of beverage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbevərɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbevərɪdʒ//
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any type of drink except water laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages Studies on the consumption of various alcoholic beverages have been conducted. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French bevrage, based on Latin bibere ‘to drink’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beverage