The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking.
As a noun, it refers to the liquid thus ingested. It is often used in a narrower sense to refer to alcoholic beverages (as both a verb and a noun).
It can also be used metaphorically, as in to drink in the scenery.
A beverage is a drink specifically prepared for human consumption. Almost always it largely consists of water. These include:
Water, from the tap or from a bottle
Juice, for example fruit juices, vegetable juices, which may be fresh or made from a concentrate.
Dairy drinks, for example milk, yogurt drink, chocolate milk, milkshake, egg nog
- Cocktails - mixed drinks
- Hot beverages , for example coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot cider, cappuccino
Pearl milk tea, aka Boba Milk Tea, is a tea drink popular in China and among overseas Chinese.
Some substances may either be called food or drink, and accordingly be eaten with a spoon or drunk, depending on solid ingredients in it and on how thick it is, and on preference:
Hot beverages and hot food can cause burns when drunk or eaten too hot and/or too fast, and when spilled. See also McDonald's coffee case.
See also: food, vacuum flask, List of cocktails.
Last updated: 10-29-2005 02:13:46