Meaning of cider in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪdə/

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mass noun
  • 1An alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice.

    ‘a bottle of cider’
    • ‘English-style ciders’
    • ‘On the night in question, it is claimed that vodka, cider and an alcopop were on offer to youngsters.’
    • ‘This time, I had more cider, wines and tequila than is good for a person.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Beer, lager and cider were the most popular drinks but there was a sharp increase in alcopops drinkers.’
    • ‘He blamed his actions on being drunk on cider and lager.’
    • ‘Beer, lager, cider and spirits were confiscated from the group and letters have been sent to their parents.’
    • ‘Traditional drinks such as beer, cider and wine must be served in specific quantities.’
    • ‘Revellers relaxed in a tent outside the club, drinking beer and cider and tucking into pig roast.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tasmania is setting up a specialty fruit wine association to promote the production of meads, ciders, pure fruit wines and liqueurs.’
    • ‘He drove off on his own, despite drinking cider all afternoon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Medium sweet cider is full bodied but refreshing and light and is great with fruit and cheese.’
    • ‘The real problem facing cider sellers is the new growth of hard lemonades.’
    • ‘He had been on a night out in the town, and came into the shop having consumed five pints of bitter and cider.’
    • ‘I had a half pint of cider which was cheap and not too intense for a Monday night.’
    • ‘The money was reserved for sweet cider and ran out on Day Two.’
    • ‘The American market is now exploding with sweet ciders (such as Spire and Woodchuck) that are light, refreshing, and unfit for your cheese.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1North American An unfermented drink made by crushing fruit, typically apples.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘The baby shower was Sunday afternoon, and the cheesecake and apple cider were overflowing.’
      • ‘Make sure you have some snacks and fresh apple cider for your guests as soon as they arrive.’
      • ‘An excellent alternative when entertaining is to steep spiced tea or cider.’
      • ‘Pierce was drinking hot cider when she said that and he literally almost choked on it hearing what she said.’
      • ‘Offer cinnamon buns, shortbread, hot cider and coffee throughout the day and soup and bread at lunchtime.’
      • ‘We pour the pressed cider through a sieve and into clean, plastic gallon milk jugs.’
      • ‘Hotaru also brought apple cider, peeled and sliced oranges, and an apple for Aqua.’
      • ‘I think I'll stay up late this Christmas Eve, hot cider in hand, and ask him myself.’
      • ‘Jeff had brought a bottle of apple cider which Vera took to the kitchen.’
      • ‘Non-alcoholic selections include fresh fruit drinks and frozen drinks blended with ice, teas, hot chocolate and cold apple cider.’
      • ‘It reminded Blank of warm apple cider and chocolate pop-tarts, her favorite snack as a child.’


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