bev·er·age /ˈbɛvrɪʤ, ˈbɛvə-/
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. [Slang]
n : any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage
order?" [syn: drink, drinkable, potable]