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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English beverage, from Old French beverage, variant of bevrage, from beivre (to drink), variant of boivre (to drink), from Latin bibō. Related to imbibe.

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A selection of beverages at a buffet in Bratislava, Slovakia

beverage (plural beverages)

  1. (chiefly US) A liquid to consume; a drink; such as tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks; sometimes excluding water.
    • Thomson
      He knew no beverage but the flowing stream.
  2. (slang, archaic) (A gift of) drink money.

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More elevated than plainer drink. Beverage is of French origin, while drink is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations.

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NounEdit

beverage m (oblique plural beverages, nominative singular beverages, nominative plural beverage)

  1. Alternative form of bevrage