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Webster 1913 Edition


Bier

Bier

,
Noun.
[OE.
bæe
,
beere
, AS.
b[GREEK]r
,
b[GREEK]re
; akin to D.
baar
, OHG.
bāra
, G.
bahre
, Icel
barar
, D[GREEK]
baare
, L.
feretrum
, Gr.
[GREEK]
, from the same [GREEK][GREEK]
bear
to produce. See 1st
Bear
, and cf.
Barrow
.]
1.
A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.
2.
(Weaving)
A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.
Knight.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bier

BIER

,
Noun.
[L. feretrum, from fero. See Bear.]
A carriage or frame of wood for conveying dead human bodies to the
grave.

Definition 2021


Bier

Bier

See also: bier

Alemannic German

Alternative forms

Noun

Bier n (plural Bier)

  1. beer

German

Etymology

From Middle High German bier, from Old High German bior, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews-, *bheus- (dross, sediment, brewer's yeast). Akin to Dutch bier, Low German Beer, bêr, English beer, Icelandic bjór. More at beer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [biːɐ̯]
  • Rhymes: -iːɐ̯

Noun

Bier n (genitive Biers or Bieres, plural Biere or Bier, diminutive Bierchen n)

  1. beer

Usage notes

  • As is common with beverages in German, the unchanged plural Bier is used after numerals in the sense of "quantities of beer" (glasses, bottles, cans). One may order: Zwei Bier, bitte! – "Two beers, please!" (Nota bene: In many places of the German language area, this is not a common order; instead one needs to specify Pils, Weißbier, Kölsch, etc.)
  • The marked plural Biere is used to mean "different kinds of beer". For example: Pils und Kölsch sind beliebte deutsche Biere. – "Pils and Kölsch are popular German beers."

Declension

Derived terms


Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːə̯/
  • Rhymes: -iːə

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *berô. Compare German Bär, English bear, Dutch beer.

Noun

Bier m (plural Bieren)

  1. bear
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *bazją. Compare German Beere, Danish bær, English berry.

Noun

Bier n (plural Bier)

  1. berry
Derived terms

bier

bier

See also: Bier

English

a funeral bier (sense 1)

Noun

bier (plural biers)

  1. A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.
  2. A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
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Anagrams


Danish

Noun

bier c

  1. plural indefinite of bi

Verb

bier

  1. present tense of bie

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːr/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch *bior, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross). Compare West Frisian bier, German Bier, Low German Beer, bêr, English beer, Icelandic bjór.

Noun

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. beer
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking beer.

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German

Verb

bier

  1. Imperative singular of bieren.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of bieren.

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

bier m, f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

bier f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Vilamovian

Pronunciation

Noun

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry