Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lager beer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
  • noun 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

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

[German, short for Lagerbier : Lager, storehouse, cellar (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair; see legh- in Indo-European roots) + Bier, beer.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From German Lagerbier ("beer made for storing"), from Lager ("store").

Examples

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  • Regal in reverse.

    July 22, 2007

  • 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