Beverage vs Liquor - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between beverage and liquor
is that beverage
is a liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink this may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks while liquor
is (obsolete) a liquid.
As a verb liquor is
to drink liquor, usually to excess.
A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
(slang, archaic) A treat, or drink money.
- He knew no beverage but the flowing stream.
More elevated than plainer (m). Beverage is of French origin, while is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see (list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations).
* See also
* liquour (obsolete)
(obsolete) A liquid.
(obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
(chiefly, US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
* (strong alcoholic drink) spirits (British and Australasian English)
* (liquid obtained by cooking food) stock, pot liquor (American English), broth, bouillon
* hold one's liquor
* liquor lounge
* liquor store
To drink liquor, usually to excess.
To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
(obsolete) To grease.
- Liquor fishermen's boots.
- (Francis Bacon)