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beer

|bi(ə)r|

noun

An alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops: a pint of beer | I’m dying for a beer.

PHRASES

beer and skittles [ often with negative ] Brit. amusement or enjoyment: life isn’t all beer and skittles.

ORIGIN: Old English bēor, based on monastic Latin biber ‘a drink,’ from Latin bibere ‘to drink’; related to Dutch bier and German Bier .

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bier

|bi(ə)r|

noun

A movable frame on which a coffin or a corpse is placed before burial or cremation or on which it is carried to the grave.

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ORIGIN: Old English bēr, of Germanic origin; related to German Bahre, also to bear.