lager

1 [lah-ger, law-]
noun
1.
Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.
verb (used with object)
2.
to age (beer) usually by storing in tanks at just-below freezing temperatures for several weeks or months.

Origin:
1835–45; short for lager beer, half adoption, half translation of German Lagerbier. See lair1, beer

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lager

2 [lah-ger]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) South African.
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laager or lager (ˈlɑːɡə)
 
n
1.  (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
2.  military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
 
vb
3.  to form (wagons) into a laager
4.  (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
 
[C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair]
 
lager or lager
 
n
 
vb
 
[C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair]

lager1 (ˈlɑːɡə)
 
n
Compare ale a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brew
 
[C19: from German Lagerbier beer for storing, from Lager storehouse]

lager2 (ˈlɑːɡə)
 
n
a variant spelling of laager

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lager
1858, Amer.Eng., short for lager beer (1853), from Ger. Lager-bier "beer brewed for keeping," from Lager "storehouse" (see lair) + Bier "beer."
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Example sentences
Handcrafted beers on tap include golden ale, wheat beer, red ale and lager.
The same is true for a bold and rich dessert when paired with a lighter and more restrained ale or lager.
There is a new push against fracking by an increasingly lager and better funded set of environmental types.
Guests have the opportunity to taste the product directly from a finishing tank and view the packaging center and lager cellar.
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