see also: Beer
  • IPA: /bɪə(ɹ)/, /bɪː/
  • (British) IPA: /bɪə/
  • (America) IPA: /bɪɹ/
  • (near–square merger) IPA: /bɛə/


  1. (uncountable) An alcoholic drink fermented from starch material, commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:beer
    Beer is brewed all over the world.
  2. (uncountable) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
  3. (uncountable) A solution produced by steeping plant materials in water or another fluid.
  4. (countable) A glass, bottle, or can of any of the above beverages.
    I bought a few beers from the shop for the party.
    Can I buy you a beer?
    I'd like two beers and a glass of white wine.
  5. (countable) A variety of the above beverages.
    Pilsner is one of the most commonly served beers in Europe.
    I haven't tried this beer before.
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beer (beers, present participle beering; past and past participle beered)

  1. (informal, transitive) To give beer to (someone)
    • 1870, Sidney Daryl, His First Brief. A Comedietta in Clement Scott, Drawing-room Plays and Parlour Pantomimes, Robson and Sons, pages 303–304 ↗:
      No doubt he then can feed us, wine us, beer us, And cook us something that can warm and cheer us.
    • 2010, Steve Brezenhoff, The Absolute Value of -1, Carolrhoda Lab, page 121 ↗:
      Beer me!” said Goody. “Also your weed is shit. Where’s the good stuff, dude?”
    • 2013, Janet E. Cameron, Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World, Hatchette Books Ireland, page 124 ↗:
      I heard Patty Marsh yelling, ‘Beer him, Eleanor!’
    • 2013, R. D. Power, Forbidden, page 39 ↗:
      Beer me!” To his astonishment she obeyed his command, appearing a minute later with a glass of beer and a wry smile.
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbi.ɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbiː.ə/

beer (plural beers)

  1. (nonstandard) One who is or exists.
Related terms
  • IPA: /ˈbɪə(ɹ)/
Proper noun
  1. A village in East Devon, Devon.
  2. Surname

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