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Meaning of BREW

Pronunciation:  broo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
  2. [v]  sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; "the tea is brewing"
  3. [v]  prepare by brewing; of alcoholic beverages

BREW is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brewage
 See Also: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, ale, beer, cassiri, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, ferment, half-and-half, imbue, inebriant, intoxicant, kvass, mead, soak, sour, suds, turn, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brewed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Brewing}.] [OE. brewen, AS. bre['o]wan; akin to D. brouwen,
    OHG. priuwan, MHG. briuwen, br?wen, G. brauen, Icel. brugga,
    Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and perh. to L. defrutum must boiled
    down, Gr. ? (for ??) a kind of beer. The original meaning
    seems to have been to prepare by heat. [root]93. Cf. {Broth},
    1. To boil or seethe; to cook. [Obs.]
    2. To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops,
       or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and
       fermentation. ``She brews good ale.'' --Shak.
    3. To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
             Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely.  --Shak.
    4. To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot;
       to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief.
             Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver!
  2. \Brew\, v. i.
    1. To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of
       brewing or making beer.
             I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour.     --Shak.
    2. To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or
       gathering; as, a storm brews in the west.
             There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest. --Shak.
  3. \Brew\, n.
    The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed. --Bacon.
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