beer – Wiktionary

English [

edit] Etymology 1 [modify] From Middle English bere, from Old English bēor(” beer”), from Proto-West Germanic * beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic * beuzą(“beer” ). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bjoor, West Frisian bier, German Low German Beer, Dutch bier , German Bier, Icelandic bjór(“beer”). Pronunciation [

modify] Noun [

modify] beer(countable

and uncountable, plural beers

  1. ) (uncountable )An alcohol fermented from starch product, frequently barley malt, often with hops or some other compound to impart a bitter flavor. Synonyms: see Thesaurus: beer

    Beer is brewed all over the world.

    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest [1]:

      ” […] the very hearty sort of Christmas cards that individuals do send out to other individuals that they do not know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here’s rattling best of luck and roaring excellent cheer,/ With lashings of food and excellent hogsheads of beer. […]

  2. (uncountable) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of numerous plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, and so on
  3. (vast) A solution produced by soaking plant materials in water or another fluid.
  4. (countable) A glass, bottle, or can of any of the above drinks.

    I bought a few beers from the look for the party.

    Can I buy you a beer!

    .?.!? I ‘d like 2 beers and a glass of white wine.

  5. (countable) A range of the above drinks.

    Pilsner is one of the most commonly served beers in Europe.

    I haven’t attempted this beer previously.

Obtained terms [modify]

Pages beginning with “beer”.

Descendants [modify]
Translations [modify]

alcohol made of malt

  • Abkhaz: ауараш (auaraš)
  • Afrikaans: bier (af)
  • Akkadian: (šikaru’m’)
  • Albanian: birrë (sq)
  • Amharic: ቢራ m (bira)
  • Apache: Western Apache: bíí, bíyah łitsogi
  • Arabic: بِيرَة f (bīra), جِعَة f (jiʿa), مِزْر m (mizr) Egyptian Arabic: بيرة f (bīra) Juba Arabic: [Term?] (merisa), [Term?] (bira)
  • Armenian: գարեջուր (hy) (gareǰur)
  • Assamese: মদ (mod)
  • Asturian: cerveza f
  • Azerbaijani: pivə (az), pivo (az)
  • Bashkir: һыра (hïra)
  • Basque: garagardo (eu)
  • Bats: ჲეგ (yeg)
  • Belarusian: пі́ва n (píva)
  • Belizean Creole: byaa
  • Bengali: বিয়ার (biẏar)
  • Bouyei: pifjiuj
  • Breton: bier (br) m
  • Bulgarian: би́ра (bg) f (bíra), пи́во (bg) n (pívo)
  • Burmese: ဗ စ(my) (byac), ဘ ယ(my) (bhiya)
  • Catalan: cervesa (ca) f, birra (ca) f (dialect of Maó)
  • Chechen: йий (jī)
  • Cherokee: ᎤᏬᎩᎵ (uwogili)
  • Chichewa: mowa
  • Chinese: Cantonese: 啤酒 (be1 zau2) Dungan: пиҗю (piži͡u), пиво (pivo) Hakka: 麥酒, 麦酒 (ma̍k-chiú), 啤露 (pi-lú) Jin: 啤酒 (pi1 jiou2) Mandarin: 啤酒 (zh) (píjiǔ) Min Dong: 啤酒 (bì-ciū) Minutes Nan: 麥仔酒 (zh-min-nan), 麦仔酒 (zh-min-nan) (be̍h-á-chiú, bē-á-chiú), 米仔酒 (bí-á-chiú), 啤酒 (zh-min-nan) (pî-chiú), bì-lù (Taiwan), bih-luh (Taiwan), bì-luh (Taiwan) Wu: 啤酒 (bi jieu)
  • Chuvash: сӑра (săra)
  • Coptic: ϩⲛⲕⲉ (hnke), ϩⲉⲙⲕⲓ (hemki), ⲥⲕⲟⲣⲕⲉⲣ (skorker)
  • Cornish: korev m
  • Corsican: biera (co) f, birra (co) f
  • Crimean Tatar: bira
  • Czech: pivo (cs) n
  • Danish: øl (da) c
  • Dutch: bier (nl) n
  • Egyptian: (ḥnqt m), (tnmw m)
  • Elfdalian: öl n
  • Esperanto: biero (eo)
  • Estonian: õlu (et), kesvamärjuke
  • Faroese: øl n, bjór (fo) n
  • Finnish: olut (fi), kalja (fi), sahti (fi), mallasjuoma
  • French: bière (fr) f Middle French: biere f Old French: biere f
  • Friulian: bire f
  • Galician: cervexa (gl) f, birra (gl) f, garimba f
  • Georgian: ლუდი (ludi)
  • German: Bier (de) n Alemannic German: Bier n Bavarian: bia
  • Greek: μπίρα (el) f (bíra), ζύθος (el) m (zýthos) Ancient: ζῦθος m or n (zûthos), (made from barley) βρῦτος m (brûtos)
  • Greenlandic: immiaq, baaja
  • Hausa: giyā̀ f
  • Hawaiian: pia, bia
  • Hebrew: בִּירָה(he) f (bíra)
  • Hindi: बियर (hi) m (biyar), यवसुरा (yavsurā), बीयर m (bīyar), शराब (hi) m (śarāb), मद्य (hi) m (madya), मदिरा (hi) f (madirā)
  • Hungarian: sör (hu)
  • Icelandic: bjór (is), öl (is)
  • Ido: biro (io)
  • Indonesian: bir (id)
  • Ingush: йий (jī)
  • Interlingua: bira
  • Irish: beoir (ga) f, leann m Old Irish: linn n, cuirm n Middle Irish: beóir f
  • Italian: birra (it) f
  • Japanese: ビール (ja) (bīru)
  • Kabyle: tabyirt f
  • Kalmyk: буз (buz)
  • Kannada: ಬ ಯರ(kn) (biyar), ಸ ರ ಯ(kn) (sārāyi)
  • Kazakh: сыра (kk) (sıra)
  • Khmer: ស រ ប រ (sraa bie), ប យ រ (km) (biiyɛɛ), ប រ (km) (biə), ប យ រ (biiyɛɛ), ឡ ប យ រ (km) (lapyei), ឡ ប យ រ (lapyee), ឡ ប យ រ (laabiiyɛɛ)
  • Korean: 맥주 (ko) (maekju)
  • Kurdish: Central Kurdish: بیرە(ku) (bîre) Northern Kurdish: bîre (ku)
  • Kyrgyz: пиво (ky) (pivo), быйба (ky) (bıyba), сыра (ky) (sıra)
  • Ladino: bira f
  • Lao: ເບຍ (lo) (bīa)
  • Latgalian: ols
  • Latin: cervī̆sia f, zȳthum (la) n, birra n (Renaissance Latin)
  • Latvian: alus (lv) m
  • Lithuanian: alus (lt)
  • Livonian: vȯl
  • Low German: Beer (nds) n
  • Luxembourgish: Béier (lb) n
  • Macedonian: пиво n (pivo)
  • Malay: bir
  • Malayalam: ബിയർ (ml) (biyar), യവമദ യ (yavamadyaṃ), ബിയര (biyarŭ)
  • Maltese: birra f
  • Manchu: ᡦᡳᠵᡳᠣ (pi jio
    ) Manx: jough cheyl m Maori: pia Maranao: sirbisa
  • Mongolian:
  • шар айраг
  • (shar airag ), пиво (pivo), ᠫᠢᠸᠣ(piwo ), ᠰᠢᠷ ᠠᠠᠶᠢᠷᠠᠭ (sir-a ayirag )Mòcheno
    : piar n Nauruan: ekaburoro(na)
  • Navajo: bizhééʼ hólóní Norman: biéthe f Northern Altai: пиво(pivo)Northern Sami
  • : vuolla Northern Thai: ᨷ ᨿ, ᨷ ᨿ, ᨷ ᨿ
  • ᩁ, ᨷ ᨿᩁ Norwegian: øl
  • (no)Occitan: bièrra(oc )f, cervesa f Old English: ealu n, bēor n Old French: biere f Old
  • Norse: bjórr m, ǫl n Old Prussian: alu Pashto: بير(ps
  • )(bīr)Persian: آبجو(fa
  • )(âb-jow) Plautdietsch: Bea m
  • Polish: piwo(pl)
  • n Portuguese: cerveja(pt) f Punjabi: ਬੀਅਰ (bīara)
  • Quechua: sirwisa Romanian: bere (ro) f
  • Romansch: biera f
  • , gervosa f Russian: пи́во(ru)n(pívo)Sanskrit: यवसुरा(sa) f
  • (yavasurā )Scottish Gaelic: leann m
  • Serbo-Croatian: Cyrillic: пиво n Roman: pivo(sh)n Sicilian: birra(scn )
  • f Sindhi: آبجو
  • (âb-e jav)Sinhalese: බ ර(bīra ), බ යර (biyara
  • )Slovak: pivo(sk) n Slovene: pivo (sl)
  • n, ol m (archaic )Sorbian: Lower Sorbian
  • : piwo n
  • Upper Sorbian: piwo n Sotho: jwala(st)
  • Southern Altai: пиво (pivo )Spanish: cerveza(es)
  • f, birra(es)
  • f Sranan Tongo: biri Sudovian: pīvas m
  • Swahili: bia(sw), pombe (sw) Swedish
  • : öl(
  • sv)n Tagalog: serbesa
  • (tl)Tajik: оби ҷав
  • (tg) (
  • obi jav)
  • , пиво(tg) (pivo)Tamil: தோப்பி(ta)
  • (tōppi )Tatar: сыра(tt) (sıra)
  • Telugu: బీరు (te)
  • (bīru) Tetum: serveja Thai: เบียร์(th) (biia)Tibetan
  • : ས རག(sbi rag)
  • , ཆང( chang)Tigrinya: ቢራ(bira)Tok Pisin: bia Tswana: bojalwa 14 Turkish: bira(tr)Turkmen: piwo Udmurt: сур( sur)Ukrainian: пи́во
  • (uk)n( pývo)Urdu
  • : بیئر m(biyar),
  • شراب(ur) ( šarāb)Uyghur: پىۋا (piwa)Uzbek: pivo(uz) Vietnamese: rượu bia (vi)
  • , bia(vi)
  • Vilamovian: biyr Volapük: bir(vo)
  • ,(older term, obsolete
  • )bil(vo), (barley) hodabir, (wheat) vuitabir Võro: oluq Walloon: bire
  • (wa)
  • Welsh: cwrw m, tablen (cy) f
  • West Frisian: bier (fy)
  • Yakut: пиибэ (piibe)
  • Yiddish: ביר(yi) n (bir)
  • Yoruba: bíà
  • Zhuang: laeujbizciuj
  • Zulu: ubhiya (zu) 1a or 2a

solution produced by soaking plant products

variety of these beverages

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Verb [edit]

beer (third-person singular easy present beers, present participle beering, simple past and previous participle beered)

  1. (informal, transitive) To provide beer to (somebody)
    • 1870, Sidney Daryl, His Very first Short. A Comedietta in Clement Scott, Drawing-room Plays and Parlour Pantomimes, Robson and Sons, pages 303– 304: No doubt he then can feed us, red wine us, beer us, And prepare us something that can warm and cheer us.
    • 2010, Steve Brezenhoff, The Outright Worth of -1, Carolrhoda Lab, page 121: “Beer me!” stated Goody. “Likewise your weed is shit. Where’s the great stuff, guy?”
    • 2013, Janet E. Cameron, Cinnamon Toast and completion of the World, Hatchette Books Ireland, page 124: I heard Patty Marsh screaming, ‘Beer him, Eleanor!’
    • 2013, R. D. Power, Forbidden, page 39: “Beer me!” To his astonishment she followed his command, appearing a minute later on with a glass of beer and a wry smile.

Etymology 2 [edit]

From Middle English beere, comparable to be +-er.

Pronunciation [modify]

Noun [modify]

beer (plural beers)

  1. (nonstandard) One who is or exists.
    • 1990, Budge Wilson, “Be-ers and Doers”, in The leaving, and other stories:

      That suggested, among other things, that he was going to be a fast-moving doer. And even when he was three or four, it wasn’t tough for me to understand that this wasn’t going to be easy. Due to the fact that Albert was a beer. Born that method.

Alternative forms [edit]
Related terms [modify]

Anagrams [edit]

Afrikaans [edit]

Pronunciation [modify]

Etymology 1 [modify]

From Dutch beer, from Proto-Germanic * berô.

Noun [modify]

beer (plural bere, diminutive beertjie)

  1. bear

Etymology 2 [modify]

From Dutch beer, from Proto-Germanic * bairaz

Noun [modify]

beer (plural bere)

  1. boar, male swine

Pronunciation [edit]

  • IPA(key):/ beːr/, [bɪːr]
  • Hyphenation: beer
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1 [modify]

From Middle Dutch bēre, from Old Dutch * bero, from Proto-West Germanic * berō, from Proto-Germanic * berô.

Noun [edit]

beer m (plural beren, diminutive beertjen)

  1. A bear, any family member Ursidae De beer drinkt bier.The bear beverages beer.(figuratively)A person who is physically excellent and/or unrefined Wat een beer van een vent daar voorin, he? What a bear of a guy there in front , huh? Obtained terms [modify]

. Descendants [edit]
Etymology 2 [edit]

Een beer of steunbeer.– A strengthen. From Middle Dutch bêer, from Old Dutch * bēr, from Proto-Germanic * bairaz.

Noun [edit] beer m(plural beren, small beertje n) boar(male swine)De

kinderboerderij heeft een aantal zeugen en maar één beer.The petting zoo has a variety of sows and just one boar. strengthen; protective external building and construction, notably against ice or supporting the weight of the main structure A boar-shaped kind of battering ram A male badger Obtained terms [

  • modify] Descendants [modify] Etymology 3 [modify] From Middle Dutch bere, from
  • Old Dutch [Term?]
  • ., from a derivative of Proto-West Germanic * bermō(“yeast “), related to Old English
    beorma, Albanian burmë. Noun [

    edit] beer m(plural beren, small beertje n )(now dialectal )liquid, notably human manure (excrement gathered in a pit to fertilize)Wie doet er nu beer in zijn bier? Ik haat beer!.?. !! Who on the planet would put liquid manure in his beer? I

  • hate manure!.?.

    !! Derived terms [. modify

    ] Etymology 4 [. edit] Borrowed from German Bär. Cognate to etymology 1. Noun [modify] beer m(plural beren )(college slang)financial obligation Door haar gokverslaving zat ze fulfilled een enorme beer opgescheept.Due to her gambling dependency she was saddled with an enormous financial obligation. Synonym: schuld(

    college slang )lender(one to whom one owes financial obligation)Henry zag niet zijn beren op de weg, maar wel bij hem op de stoep.Henry didn’t see his lenders on the roadway, but he did see them on his doorstep.

    Synonym: schuldeiser References [. edit ] M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969(26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch] Verb [modify]

  • beer first-person singular present passive subjunctive of beō Limburgish [edit] Etymology [edit] From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-West Germanic * beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic * beuzą. Noun [modify]
    • beer n beer any alcoholic beverage Inflection [modify] The dative and accusative are outdated nowadays, the nominative is utilized instead. Middle Dutch [edit] Etymology [

    modify] From Old Dutch * bēr, from

    Proto-Germanic

  • * bairaz. Noun [modify] bêer m boar, male pig Inflection [modify] This noun needs an
  • inflection-table design template.

    Descendants [edit] Additional reading [edit] Old French [modify] Alternative kinds [modify] Etymology [edit]

    1. . Medieval
    2. Latin badō(“I am open”). Verb [edit] beer (transitive
      • )to open(intransitive)to open( mainly) to pant; to breathe heavily (figuratively)to

      desire; to starve for Conjugation [

      edit] This verb conjugates as a

      first-group verb ending in-er. This verb hasabnormalities in its conjugation.

      Old French

      1. conjugation varies significantly by date and by area. The following conjugation

        should be treated as a guide.

        simple substance infinitive beer avoir beé gerund en

        beant Usage the gerund of avoir followed by the past participle present participle beant past participle beé individual singular plural very first second third first second third a sign jo

        tu il nos vos il basic tenses present be bees bee beons

        beez beent imperfect beoie

    , beeie, beoe, beeve beoies, beeies, beoes, beeves beoit, beeit, beot, beeve beïiens, beïens beïiez, beïez beoient, beeient

  • , beoent, beevent preterite beai
  • beas bea beames beastes beerent future beerai beeras beera beerons beeroiz, beereiz, beerez beeront conditional beeroie, beereie beeroies, beereies beeroit

    , beereit beeriiens, beeriens beeriiez, beeriez beeroient , beereient compound tenses present perfect Use today tense of avoir followed by the previous participle pluperfect Use the imperfect tense of avoir followed by the previous participle past anterior Use the preterite

    tense of avoir followed by the previous participle future perfect

    Use the future tense of avoir followed by the

    past participle conditional
    best Usage the conditional tense of avoir followed by the past
    participle subjunctive
    que jo que tu qu’il que nos que vos qu’il simple tenses present be

    bez bet beons beez beent imperfect beasse beasses beast beïssons, beïssiens beïssoiz , beïssez, beïssiez beassent compound tenses past Use today subjunctive of avoir followed by the previous participle pluperfect Use the imperfect subjunctive of avoir followed

    by the past participle important– tu– nos vos– — bee–
    beons beez — Derived terms [ modify] Descendants [edit] Recommendations [edit] Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne
    langue française

    et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle(1881 )(beer)
    Etymology [modify

    ] From Proto-Cushitic * baar-Noun [modify] beer? liver, cultivated field, garden Annarita Puglielli ; Cabdalla Cumar Mansuur( 2012), “beer”, in Qamuuska af-Soomaaliga , → ISBN, page 101

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