AskDefine | Define brew

Dictionary Definition

brew n : drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling [syn: brewage]

Verb

1 prepare by brewing; "people have been brewing beer for thousands of years"
2 sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; "the tea is brewing"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

brēowan.

Pronunciation

  • , /bruː/, /bru:/
    Rhymes with: -uː

Verb

  1. To prepare (usually a beverage) by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
    Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely.
  2. To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to hatch.
    Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver!
  3. To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.
    I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour.
  4. To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering.
    There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest.
  5. In the context of "transitive|obsolete": To boil or seethe; to cook.

Translations

to prepare liquor

Noun

  1. The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed; a brewage.
  2. A beer.
  3. A cup of tea.
  4. The act of making a cup of tea.
  5. A hill.

Translations

something brewed

Derived terms

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. eyebrow

Declension

Extensive Definition

General== Brew may refer to:

People

  • Aled Brew, Welsh rugby union winger for Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Bill Brew, Australian rugby league player in the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) (1940-1941)
  • Chartres Brew (1815–1870), Canadian gold commissioner and judge
  • Derrick Brew (born 1977), 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold medalist in the Men's 4x400 meter relay*
  • ((Luke Brew..)) Future England and Chelsea player (Ruislip London)

Entertainment

Computer science

Places

  • Mount Brew, several mountains in British Columbia, Canada

See also

brew in Russian: Brew

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