What does brew mean?

brew meaning in General Dictionary

The combination formed by brewing what is made

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  • for attending the business enterprise or go through the procedures of brewing or making beer
  • To boil or seethe to cook
  • rest or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the taste
  • prepare by brewing
  • beverage created by steeping and boiling and fermenting without distilling
  • To boil or seethe; to cook.
  • to organize, as alcohol or any other liquor, from malt and hops, or off their materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
  • To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
  • To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to land; to concoct; to hatch; as, to make mischief.
  • for carrying on the business, or have the processes, of brewing or making alcohol.
  • to stay a state of preparation; to be mixing, creating, or gathering; because, a violent storm brews when you look at the western.
  • The blend formed by brewing; what is made.

brew meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English breowan "to make" (class II powerful verb, past tight breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to make" (cognates: Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, center Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreuə- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cognates: Sanskrit bhurnih "violent, passionate," Greek phrear "well, springtime, cistern," Latin fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Greek brytos "fermented alcohol produced from barley," Russian bruja "current," Old Irish bruth "heat;" Old English beorma "yeast;" Old High German brato "roast animal meat"), the initial good sense hence being "make a glass or two by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing.

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  • c.1500, "a brewed beverage," from brew (v.).

brew meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To boil or seethe; to cook.

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  • (v. t.) To get ready, as alcohol or other liquor, from malt and hops, or off their products, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
  • (v. t.) To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
  • (v. t.) To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to story; to concoct; to hatch; since, to make mischief.
  • (v. i.) To attend to the company, or have the processes, of brewing or making alcohol.
  • (v. i.) to stay a situation of preparation; to-be combining, forming, or gathering; because, a storm brews in the west.
  • (n.) The blend created by brewing; that which is made.

Sentence Examples with the word brew

Venter's plan is to use bacteria to brew fuel, much like we brew beer today.

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