Bev"er*age (?), n. [OF. bevrage, F. breuvage, fr. beivre to drink, fr. L. bibere. Cf. Bib, v. t., Poison, Potable.]

1.

Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage.

He knew no beverage but the flowing stream. Thomson.

2.

Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.

3.

A treat, or drink money.

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