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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beer \Beer\, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be['o]r; akin to Fries. biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E. brew. [root]93, See Brew.] 1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor. [1913 Webster] Note: Beer has different names, as small beer, ale, porter, brown stout, lager beer, according to its strength, or other qualities. See Ale. [1913 Webster] 2. A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc. [1913 Webster] Small beer, weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. "To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beer n 1: a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Beer well. (1.) A place where a well was dug by the direction of Moses, at the forty-fourth station of the Hebrews in their wanderings (Num. 21:16-18) in the wilderness of Moab. (See WELL.) (2.) A town in the tribe of Judah to which Jotham fled for fear of Abimelech (Judg. 9:21). Some have identified this place with Beeroth.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Beer, a well