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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brew \Brew\ (br[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brewed (br[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Brewing.] [OE. brewen, AS. bre['o]wan; akin to D. brouwen, OHG. priuwan, MHG. briuwen, br[=u]wen, G. brauen, Icel. brugga, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and perh. to L. defrutum must boiled down, Gr. bry^ton (for fry^ton?) a kind of beer. The original meaning seems to have been to prepare by heat. [root]93. Cf. Broth, Bread.] 1. To boil or seethe; to cook. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct. [1913 Webster] Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief. [1913 Webster] Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver! --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brewing \Brew"ing\, n. 1. The act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale. [1913 Webster] 2. The quantity brewed at once. [1913 Webster] A brewing of new beer, set by old beer. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. A mixing together. [1913 Webster] I am not able to avouch anything for certainty, such a brewing and sophistication of them they make. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brewing n 1: the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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