Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A type of beer of German origin that contains a relatively small amount of hops and is aged from six weeks to six months to allow sedimentation. Also called lager beer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of beer, brewed using a bottom-fermenting yeast.
  • n. Alternative spelling of laager.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lager beer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lager-beer (which see, under beer).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
  • n. a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September

Etymologies

German, short for Lagerbier : Lager, storehouse, cellar (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair) + Bier, beer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Lagerbier ("beer made for storing"), from Lager ("store"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of the meanings of the German word 'lager' is a storehouse.

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  • This German "beer" is what we call a lager, and it is brewed with bottom-fermenting yeasts.

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  • … “How have we got ourselves into a situation where lager is being sold cheaper than water?”

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  • “How have we got ourselves into a situation where lager is being sold cheaper than water?”

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  • May heatwaves give me the urge to spend late afternoons in a pub in the City leaning against a hot dusty wall and drinking lager from the bottle.

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  • From plain Danish lager via the special beers from Carlsberg to Belgian beers.

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  • For some young urbanites, renting "The Matrix" and reaching for a lager is a much-needed escape -- particularly for those in New Economy careers like media, advertising or information technology.

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  • Heck, Capital alone makes five: Oktoberfest, Autumnal Fire (an Oktoberfest doppelbock), the Rustic Ale, the Wisconsin Amber (an amber lager), and the Winter Skal (a Vienna lager, which is an amber that uses specific types of malts).

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  • WeirdNet's preferred sense is absent from the O.E.D., although it does turn up on dictionary.com (credited to the Random House Dictionary) as an alternative spelling of laager.

    June 5, 2009

  • Regal in reverse.

    July 22, 2007