Definition of Near beer

1. Noun. Drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol.

Generic synonyms: Beverage, Drink, Drinkable, Potable

Lexicographical Neighbors of Near Beer

near-Earth object
near-death experience
near-death experiences
near-minimal pair
near-minimal pairs
near-total thyroidectomy
near beer (current term)
near drowning
near field
near fields
near gale
near infrared
near miss
near misses
near point
near point of convergence
near point of the eye
near points
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near reaction
near reflex

Literary usage of Near beer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"An allegation that the plaintiffs, as brokers and sales agents, had effected a trade for a certain pool room and near-beer saloon at 170 Edgewood avenue, ..."

2. Putnam's & the Reader (1909)
"Still, we would not have quarrelled about near-beer, provided its percentage of alcohol had been kept down to iJ or 2%, but this was only an entering wedge. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1921)
"211, forbids the manufacture of near-beer with more than 1.59 per cent, of alcohol by weight or 2 per cent, by volume, and prohibits the sale of the ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Judge Broyles, then of the police court of Atlanta, said, "A light or near-beer law is practically unenforceable as you cannot have a chemist with every ..."

5. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1914)
"It further provides that near beer shall not contain more than two per cent. alcohol in volume, or 1.59 per cent. in weight; that on every bottle containing ..."

6. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1910)
"One of the leading brewers writes about it as follows: "We do not make 'Near Beer,' or 'one per cent.' as it is called in this section. ..."

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