Meaning of lager in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɑːɡə/

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mass noun
  • A kind of effervescent beer which is light in colour and body.

    ‘a sought-after brand of lager’
    • ‘the English habit of sinking a few post-match lagers’
    • ‘a free house with a wide range of lagers’
    • ‘Beer, lager and cider were the most popular drinks but there was a sharp increase in alcopops drinkers.’
    • ‘Austrian beer, such as the light lagers and heavier Bock - brewed for Christmas and Easter - is on par with the better known German varieties.’
    • ‘Winning the quiz, aside from the kudos and respect from your peers, nets you eight pints of beer or lager.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, brewpubs continue to proliferate, broadening awareness of the stylistic range of beers beyond the light lagers offered by the mass domestic brewers.’
    • ‘The two basic types of beer - ales and lagers - both consist of the same four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malt.’
    • ‘Experts agree that it is easier to drink flat beers faster than fizzy beers such as lager.’
    • ‘The majority of Mexican beers produced today are pale Pilsener lagers, light in color, flavor and hoppiness.’
    • ‘I dream of a specialty beer store, with ales and lagers stored separately at proper temperature away from light and a cellar of aging beers.’
    • ‘His stroke of luck came when he decided to brew the fashionable new lager instead of heavier traditional beers.’
    • ‘The offender continued his drinking consuming more cider, lager and a bottle of Martini.’
    • ‘Of the twenty most popular beers imported into the US, only three - Guinness Stout, Bass Ale and Newcastle Brown Ale - are not lagers.’
    • ‘He said he had drunk around 13 vodkas and ten pints of lager during the day.’
    • ‘Brewers use several methods to produce beers and lagers with low alcohol content.’
    • ‘In some supermarkets it is possible to buy cans of lager and bottles of cider for less than a bottle of water.’
    • ‘At this point, she was drinking cider, as lager was no longer giving her a quick enough kick.’
    • ‘He told officers that he had drunk ten pints of strong lager during a six-hour period leading up to the attacks.’
    • ‘You can't eat a late night curry without a few pints of lager to wash it down.’
    • ‘You used to get offered a chaser with your lager, but that doesn't happen as much, if at all, now.’
    • ‘On the table in front of him he has a pint of lager, and a newspaper open at the sports section.’
    • ‘The brewery intends to turn round the fortunes of the English pint, which is facing tough opposition from chilled lagers and Irish ales.’


Mid 19th century from German Lagerbier ‘beer brewed for keeping’, from Lager ‘storehouse’. Compare with laager, lair.