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



    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdər//
    Alcoholic drinks
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English hard cider) [uncountable, countable] an alcoholic drink made from the juice of apples dry/sweet cider cider apples a cider press (= for squeezing the juice from apples) I’ll have a glass of dry cider, please. The cider was very strong and went straight to our heads. See related entries: Alcoholic drinks
  2. 2(North American English) [uncountable, countable] a drink made from the juice of apples that does not contain alcohol
  3. 3[countable] a glass of cider
  4. compare perry
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French sidre, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek sikera, from Hebrew šēk̲ār ‘strong drink’.
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