Liquid for drinking beverage frequently applied to take in artificially prepared and of an agreeable taste as an intoxicating drink
- any liquid ideal for consuming
- fluid for consuming; drink; -- typically put on drink unnaturally prepared and of an acceptable taste; because, an intoxicating beverage.
- Specifically, a name applied to types of drink.
- a delicacy, or drink cash.
This term is correctly accustomed differentiate a-sale of liquors becoming intoxicated for satisfaction of drinking, from liquors to-be intoxicated in obedience to doctor's advice. Com. v. Mandeville, 142 Mass. 409, 8 N. E. 327.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French drink, Old French bevrage, from Old French boivre "to drink" (contemporary French boire; from Latin bibere "to imbibe;" see imbibe) + -age, suffix forming mass or abstract nouns.
(v. t.) Liquid for consuming; beverage; -- frequently applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; because, an intoxicating beverage.
- (v. t.) Specifically, a name placed on several types of beverage.
- (v. t.) A treat, or take in money.
In 1895, in order to bring down its price, a distillation tax was imposed, from which a refund was paid on alcohol used for other than beverage purposes.