Definition of cider in English:

cider

noun

North American
  • 1An unfermented drink made by crushing fruit, typically apples.

    • ‘Non-alcoholic selections include fresh fruit drinks and frozen drinks blended with ice, teas, hot chocolate and cold apple cider.’
    • ‘The baby shower was Sunday afternoon, and the cheesecake and apple cider were overflowing.’
    • ‘I think I'll stay up late this Christmas Eve, hot cider in hand, and ask him myself.’
    • ‘Make sure you have some snacks and fresh apple cider for your guests as soon as they arrive.’
    • ‘It reminded Blank of warm apple cider and chocolate pop-tarts, her favorite snack as a child.’
    • ‘Jeff had brought a bottle of apple cider which Vera took to the kitchen.’
    • ‘An excellent alternative when entertaining is to steep spiced tea or cider.’
    • ‘Hotaru also brought apple cider, peeled and sliced oranges, and an apple for Aqua.’
    • ‘Pierce was drinking hot cider when she said that and he literally almost choked on it hearing what she said.’
    • ‘We pour the pressed cider through a sieve and into clean, plastic gallon milk jugs.’
    • ‘I used to drink apple cider until they started talking about the need for it to be pasteurized.’
    • ‘Complimentary cookies, coffee and apple cider will be served throughout the day.’
    • ‘Offer cinnamon buns, shortbread, hot cider and coffee throughout the day and soup and bread at lunchtime.’
    1. 1.1 An alcoholic drink made from fermented crushed fruit, typically apples.
      • ‘Mr Williams said Luke had drunk brandy, cider and taken cannabis before he smashed a window in the house.’
      • ‘I risked a pint of Old Rosie, scrumpy cider twice the strength of normal beer!’
      • ‘Medium sweet cider is full bodied but refreshing and light and is great with fruit and cheese.’
      • ‘Traditional drinks such as beer, cider and wine must be served in specific quantities.’
      • ‘He drove off on his own, despite drinking cider all afternoon.’
      • ‘The American market is now exploding with sweet ciders (such as Spire and Woodchuck) that are light, refreshing, and unfit for your cheese.’
      • ‘This time, I had more cider, wines and tequila than is good for a person.’
      • ‘Drinking a pint or two of sweet cider in the belief that it is the elixir of adulthood is a rite of passage every teenager undergoes.’
      • ‘I had a half pint of cider which was cheap and not too intense for a Monday night.’
      • ‘He had been on a night out in the town, and came into the shop having consumed five pints of bitter and cider.’
      • ‘Revellers relaxed in a tent outside the club, drinking beer and cider and tucking into pig roast.’
      • ‘On the night in question, it is claimed that vodka, cider and an alcopop were on offer to youngsters.’
      • ‘Beer, lager and cider were the most popular drinks but there was a sharp increase in alcopops drinkers.’
      • ‘Beer, lager, cider and spirits were confiscated from the group and letters have been sent to their parents.’
      • ‘He blamed his actions on being drunk on cider and lager.’
      • ‘Tasmania is setting up a specialty fruit wine association to promote the production of meads, ciders, pure fruit wines and liqueurs.’
      • ‘Flavored malts, ciders, coolers, hard lemonades, teas, root beers and so on, a whole gamut of beer-strength potions, have sprung up, tasting like anything but beer.’
      • ‘The real problem facing cider sellers is the new growth of hard lemonades.’
      • ‘The money was reserved for sweet cider and ran out on Day Two.’
      • ‘Held in Victoria Hall, the festival will feature 110 beers and cask ales, including beers from Germany, Belgium, America and Ireland, as well as ciders and fruit wines.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French sidre, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek sikera, from Hebrew šēḵār strong drink.

Pronunciation:

cider

/ˈsīdər/