Meaning of “beer” in the English Dictionary

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"beer" in British English

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beernoun

uk /bɪər/ us /bɪr/

A1 [ U or C ] an alcoholic drink made from grain and hops (= a type of plant):

He asked for a pint of beer.
This beer is brewed in Mexico.

A1 [ C ] a glass or container of this drink:

After a hard day's work I enjoy a beer or two.

More examples

  • There's plenty more beer in the fridge.
  • The morning after the party, the whole house stank of beer and cigarettes.
  • One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits.
  • After we've played a match, we sit and chat over a few beers.
  • He'd already drunk four beers before I'd finished one.

(Definition of “beer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beer" in American English

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beernoun [ C/U ]

us /bɪər/

a slightly bitter, alcoholic drink made from grain, or a serving of this drink in a glass or other container

(Definition of “beer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)