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lager1

[lah-ger, law-] /ˈlɑ gər, ˈlɔ-/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; short for lager beer, half adoption, half translation of German Lagerbier. See lair1, beer

lager2

[lah-ger] /ˈlɑ gər/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), South African.
1.
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Examples for lager
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for lager

laager

/ˈlɑːɡə/
noun
1.
(in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
2.
(military) a place where armoured vehicles are parked
verb
3.
to form (wagons) into a laager
4.
(transitive) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair

lager1

/ˈlɑːɡə/
noun
1.
a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brew Compare ale
Word Origin
C19: from German Lagerbier beer for storing, from Lager storehouse

lager2

/ˈlɑːɡə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of laager
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Word Origin and History for lager
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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