ETYM Old Fren. bevrage, French breuvage, from beivre to drink, from Latin bibere. Related to Bib, Poison, Potable.
Any liquid suitable for drinking; SYN. drink, drinkable, potable.
Any liquid for drinking other than pure water. Beverages are made with plant products to impart pleasant flavors, nutrients, and stimulants to people's fluid intake. Examples include juices, tea, coffee, cocoa, cola drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
The juices of grapes and other fruits are fermented to produce wines, while fermented cereals form the basis of beers and liquors. See also alcoholic beverage.
ETYM Old Eng. licour, licur, Old Fren. licur, French liqueur, from Latin liquor, from liquere to be liquid. Related to Liquid, Liqueur.
1. A liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process.
2. Distilled rather than fermented; SYN. spirits, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, strong drink.
3. The liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked; SYN. pot liquor.
ETYM Akin to lg. pott, Dutch pot, Dan. potte, Swed. potta, Icel. pottr, French pot; of unknown origin.
1. Metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid.
2. A container in which plants are cultivated; SYN. flowerpot.
3. The quantity contained in a pot; SYN. potful.
4. The cumulative stake in a game (such as poker); SYN. jackpot, kitty.
5. (Informal) Slang terms for a paunch; SYN. potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy.
potion / poʊʃn̩ /
ETYM Latin potio, from potare to drink: cf. French potion. Related to Poison.
A medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage.