Definitions of brew

  1. prepare by brewing; of alcoholic beverages
  2. drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
  3. sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; " the tea is brewing"
  4. prepare by brewing; " people have been brewing beer for thousands of years"
  5. To boil or seethe; to cook.
  6. To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
  7. To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.
  8. To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief.
  9. To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.
  10. To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering; as, a storm brews in the west.
  11. The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.
  12. To make, as liquors from malt or other materials; to plot; as, to brew mischief.
  13. To be in preparation; as, a storm is brewing.
  14. The process of making liquor from malt; a particular brand or make of malt liquor.
  15. Brewer.
  16. To prepare a liquor, as from malt and other materials: to contrive or plot.
  17. To perform the operation of brewing: to be gathering or forming.
  18. To be brewing; to be getting ready.
  19. To make liquor from malt; to contrive; to prepare.
  20. To make by fermentation, as beer; concoct; plot; contrive; be preparing.
  21. That which is brewed; the product of brewing.
  22. To prepare liquor, as from malt and hops; to mingle; to contrive; to plot.
  23. To perform the business of brewing; to be forming or collecting.
  24. To make beer, ale, & c., by boiling and mixing the materials and fermenting them; to contrive; to plot.

Usage examples for brew

  1. There was a short silence, during which Mrs, Glynde sought to propitiate her angered spouse with sodden toast and a second brew of tea. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. When I was a boy I carried papers; one of my regular customers was an old Dutch woman, who used to brew her own beer. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  3. Better not try to brew beer there now, or it would turn out sour, boy; don't you think so? – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  4. The first thing in Victor's idea of hospitality was a " brew of hot drink. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  5. Lay supper, instead of dinner; brew a bowl of punch. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  6. Just brew a cup of tea. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  7. Among the Brazilians dissatisfaction began to brew as soon as Maurice left. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  8. Colonel Lloyd commanded that the famous rose punch- bowl be filled to the brim with Mr. Claude's best summer brew and they drank my health and my grandfather's memory. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. I made a brew for Sandy and myself and boiled some milk for Blenkiron. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  10. We always brew at home, sir, and I hope always shall." – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  11. For near six thousand years I have lived on this earth, and never till this minute did I see anybody brew egg- shells! – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  12. But he failed to say whether it would be in the river or in home- brew – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  13. Here is Thrale has a thousand tun of copper; you may paint it all round if you will, I suppose; it will serve him to brew in afterwards. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  14. " A fine brew sir," said he. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  15. The child, says Darwin, has an instinctive tendency to speak, but not to brew or bake, or write. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  16. Walls, doors, windows, ceilings, floors and rugs, office furniture and office personnel; all alike were absorbed into and made a part of that indescribably horrid brew – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  17. When these wise councillors found this, they themselves began to brew – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  18. Our hunger made us immediately apply to the contents of the saddle- bags, while we put on our saucepan to brew some tea, which served more quickly than anything else to restore warmth to our bodies. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. He wheeled round and stared at Mr. Clifford and Jacob Meyer; then added: " Good, Grey- beard and Black- Beard: I myself will put you both to such a death as you have never heard of, and as for the girl, since she is well favoured, she shall brew the king's beer, and be numbered amongst the king's wives- unless, indeed, he is pleased to give her to me." – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard