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noun Ci"der
The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes.

Note: Cider was formerly used to signify the juice of other fruits, and other kinds of strong liquor, but was not applied to wine.

Etymology: F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. �; of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. shākar to be intoxicated, shēkār strong drink

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  1. A beverage made from juice pressed from apples

From Middle English cidre or sidre, from Old French cisdre or sidre (“beverage made from fermented apples”), from Medieval Latin sīcera, from Ancient Greek σίκερα (síkera, “fermented liquor, strong drink”), of Semitic origin.

  1. (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) An alcoholic, often sparkling (carbonated) beverage made from fermented apples; hard cider; apple cider
  2. (US, Canada) A non-alcoholic still beverage consisting of the (usually unfiltered and still containing pulp) juice of early-harvest apples; apple cider; sweet cider; (Without pulp such a beverage is called apple juice.)
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  3. (Australia) A non-alcoholic carbonated beverage made from apples.
  4. (in Korea, Japan) A non-alcoholic drink, normally carbonated; equivalent to soft drink.
  5. (countable) A cup, glass, or serving of any of these beverages.

cider was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

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Past life for Cider born Nov 21, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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