Bear (UK-US)
Beer (NL)
Beer, n, 1. Alcoholic liquor (esp. of lighter kinds) from fermented malt etc. flavoured with hops etc.; glass of this (two bears, please); other fermented drink (GINGER beer, ROOT beer); beer and SKITTLES. [OE beor,=MDu. ber, OHG bior, WG, f. LL biber drink f. L bibere]. 2. Dutch name (woman's Christian name), abbr. Bertha [female form of Bertram f. OLG berht (bright).
1996-2016